Blood Orange Protects Skin From UV Damage, Repairs DNA, Retards Tumor Growth

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Blood orange is a little rare to find, and I always buy them whenever I see them at the grocery store or at the farmer’s market. Blood orange is less acidic and has a nice berry aroma, probably due to its different phytochemical make-up.

How is a blood orange different from the regular orange in terms of nutrients?

Nutritional Benefits Of Blood Orange

Anthocyanin:

Is a phytonutrient and an amazing antioxidant that gives blood orange the deep crimson color.  It is also the same antioxidant that is found in blueberries. Antioxidants protect our bodies from the attack of free radicals and prevents our body from premature aging.

blood orange juice

Vitamin C:

Blood oranges are found to be supercharged with vitamin C – possibly up to 40% more than regular orange. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is necessary for the healing and repair of our body tissues.

Together with the increased amount of this vitamin, our Creator has also packaged an increased amount of bioflavonoids that are necessary for boosting the efficacy of vitamin C in this fruit, making it a super immunity booster food.

Folate (Vitamin B9):

Blood orange is one of the very few fruits that contain high amount of folate that helps the body form white and red blood cells. It is also necessary for the formation of DNA and protein metabolism.

A deficiency in folate increases the risks of cancer, heart diseases and stroke.

Superior Health Benefits Of Drinking Blood Orange Juice

These few super nutrients make blood orange a food that is highly nutritious and healing. Some of the health benefits of drinking blood orange juice:

  • Improves vision health
  • Improves mental performance
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Regulates cholesterol levels
  • Prevents development of chronic diseases
  • Prevents premature aging of the skin
  • Anti-UV radiation
  • Inhibits tumor growth
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Maintenance of gums, bones, teeth, nails and skin health
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces the risks of certain cancers
  • And many more!

Just peel, juice and serve chilled. Enjoy!

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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of Juicing-for-Health.com. She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.

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