He Orange juice It is probably one of the most popular, most popular and most consumed fruit juices. In fact, it is one of the drinks that are usually included in most breakfasts, especially when combined with a cup of coffee and a handful of whole grains or a bowl of fresh fruit. And rightly so: you know why it is good to drink orange juice daily ?
Fundamentally because it is about a drink extremely rich in vitamin C and antioxidants , standing out especially for its content in 60 types of flavonoids and 170 phytochemicals. For this reason it is an ideal drink when it comes to reduce the negative action of free radicals , decrease inflammation and reduce the risk of suffering from certain diseases, as for example in the case of Cancer and of the osteoporosis .
In addition to its incredible benefits, about which we will delve into in detail in the following section, it is a very easy to make drink, since it is enough to have a handful of fresh and ripe oranges, a knife to cut them and a juicer. Only that.
The benefits of orange juice
- Helps reduce high levels of fats in the blood : if you have high cholesterol or the levels of high triglycerides in the blood drink orange juice regularly is useful to reduce them in a completely natural, thanks to its richness in antioxidants (especially in flavonoids). In fact, it helps reduce LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol.
- Useful to recover better when we have a cold : either when we are cured or when we are agripados, the orange juice is useful to help us in the process of recovery of our body. And when we are not, it helps us to reduce the risk of suffering them.
- Helps control blood pressure : in case of high blood pressure drinking orange juice regularly helps control it because it is a very rich in potassium.
- Very rich in natural antioxidants : As indicated above, orange juice provides 60 types of flavonoids and 170 phytochemicals. Both help reduce the negative effects of free radicals in our body.
How to make an orange juice
Ingredients that you need
- 2 large and ripe oranges
You will also need a knife, a strainer and a juicer.
Steps to make orange juice
It washes the oranges very well. Cut them into two halves and squeeze each half with the juicer (manual or electric). Then, at the time of serving, use a colander to separate the possible seeds or seeds that have passed into the juice. Ready!.
If the juice has been made with acidic oranges you can add brown sugar or brown sugar to sweeten it.