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The Benefits of Easting that Orange . . .

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

One orange provides almost 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. eating the whole orange gives you dietary fiber as well. Keep as much as possible of the albedo (the white matter under the peel), which contains the highest amount of valuable bioflavonoids and other anti-cancer agents. Oranges are also a good source of vitamin A, the B vitamins, amino acids, beta-carotene, pectin, potassium, folic acid, calcium, iodine, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, manganese, chlorine and iron.

The average orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, many of which have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and blood clot inhibiting properties.

This high amount of anti-oxidant and flavonoids makes oranges one of the best fruits to promote optimal health.