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Oranges are also rich in minerals (magnesium and potassium) and anti-oxidants and fibre.
Oranges it is believed started to be cultivated in China and is a possible hybrid between pomelo and mandarin they are available all year around their natural season is from middle autumn until first day of the summer.
Despite their sweetness the orange only has 36, 5 kcal by 100g (around 70 kcal by piece) and also the intake of orange will help against cardiovascular problems and the bad Cholesterol: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Their high level of folic acid help pregnant women and the anti-oxidants help to keep young your body.
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To obtain the properties of the orange is preferably eat it in its natural state, make a juice is a great option also although you will miss some of their fibre. If you make a juice consume immediately to not lose any of the properties. Even if you refrigerate most of the vitamin will be lost after 30 minutes.
Mandarin, grapefruits, pink grapefruits are also in season and have similar benefits.
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Juice 1 grapefruit – 1 orange – 1 lime – and dilute with 75 cold sparkling water.
Carrot and Beetroot.
Juice 1 large orange, 175g carrots, 100g beetroot and 100g fennel
Orange Powerful Smoothie
Juice 1 large orange and a whole carrot. Transfer to a food processor and add 1 unpeeled frozen banana plus one dried apricot and some ice cubes. Blend and serve.