Friday, March 28, 2008

Orange Juice... A Sweet Juicy Healthy Drink

Here in Italy, they got a saying that orange juice is "Gold in the morning, silver in the noon and bronze in the night".. Simply stated, drink it in the morning... Indeed no one can stop anyone to drink it anytime coz it's really delicious, but the best time to have it is in the morning. I have the freshest of this juice in the morning, harvested the day after or the same day (when I wake uo late...^_^). I never like OJ back then, because the OJ I had back then was powdered and without tatste, only flavorings and preservatives. Here, the oranges are plenty and aunt have few bearing plants of it so we take it for granted... Or else, in the market, it costs a euro or two per kilo.

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The images you see here, is when I do my drink in the morning. You wonder why it's quite red? Actually, this one is a different variety than the original orange. This one is called "Sanguena" here, which means "Bloody". I have to admit I like it better than the other variety, which is purely orange. This one is jucier and sweeter. I drink plain orange juice, no water added nor sugar. Hmmm... I am salivating now.. but sorry for me coz it's night here. I need wine to warm myself up.

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Believe it or not, OJ can help us alot in many ways. It may not be the best cure, but if we take it, we put protection in our body and make it contain and to have stronger immune system against the following "Bad stuffs":

Asthma
Bronchitis
Tuberculosis
Pneumonia
Rheumatism
Prevent kidney stone
High cholesterol
Diabetes
Arthritis
High blood pressure
Alcohol Addiction
Mucus Secretion

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Why? What's in OJ than can help us out? Actually, a lot tht we don't usually know. Some are the following:
1.
Betacarotene, another powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from being damage.
2.
Calcium that helps protect and maintain the health of our bone and teeth.
3.
Folic Acid for proper brain development.
4.
Magnesium helps maintain blood pressure.
5.
Potassium helps maintain electrolyte balance in the cells, and is important in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.
6.
Thiamin helps to convert food into energy.
7.
Vitamin B6 helps support the production of hemoglobin that carries oxygen to all parts of the body.

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7 comments:

Liza said...

i love OJ an that one looks so yummy. its a good thing my kids love them fresh too. the powder ones contain a lot of sugar.

have a great weekend sexy!

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crazy.janne said...

i also love OrangeJuice.. ummm.. its really delicious.. but its so expensive.. huhuhu...

anyway its a nice blog..

ps: can we ex link??
thanks

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Anonymous said...

I love OJ, can hardly ever get enough of the stuff, and no i realize how good the stuff is for you! I didn't know there were different types of oranges, but now I'm sure to experiment!

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I am not a big orange juice. Its okay but I mean I can never decide with or without pulp. Anyway, I am more of a fan of cran-raspberry. That is just my personal opinion.