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Monday, March 14, 2016

Phytochemicals in orange

Orange juice is a healthy, sweet drink. Some kinds of orange juice have pieces of orange in the juice.

Citrus fruits and juices are rich in flavonoid (phytochemicals) that help reduced overall rate of cancer occurrence. Ounce for ounce orange juice is the most nutrient dense juice consumed in the United States.

A glass of orange juice is thought to provide about 49 to 140 mg flavanone glycosides. Another flavonoid group is the anthocyanidins, the aglycone form of anthocyanins.

Phytochemicals have a wide variety of functions, some of which include antioxidant, hormonal actions, interactions with enzymes and DNA replication, and antibacterial effects.

Studies show that diets that are high in phytochemicals protect against cardiovascular disease, counteract inflammatory compounds, help to prevent cancer, and increase antioxidant status.
Phytochemicals in orange

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