orange juiceIn our times, people are very much concerned about their health, and most if us are trying to do everything possible to reduce our risks for such serious diseases like heart attack, a stroke, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and so on. We try to watch our daily diet and use various foods with excellent natural protective qualities. Those include mainly the foods rich in natural antioxidants and fatty acids, but also organic fruits and vegetables rich in minerals, vitamins, and natural essential nutrients. Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of consuming broccoli, green tea, cocoa beans, or tomatoes as very effective natural protection for numerous types of cancer. According to the latest findings, organic orange juice can also be added to the list of antioxidant rich foods.

The report about this new related study was recently published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer.  The scientists recommend drinking 1 glass of orange juice (freshly squeezed) on a daily basis. After studying chemical content of organic orange juice, the researchers came to the conclusion that this natural product is rich in numerous natural antioxidants, including such ones as naringinin, hesperitin, and other flavonoids. During the study they managed to find scientific evidence to the fact that oranges and especially orange juice have excellent antigenotoxic, antimutagenic, hormonal, cytoprotective, and cell modulating effects. However, these qualities depend on the environment and conditions of cultivating oranges to be used for juice, including the factors like climate, type of soils, watering routine, and so on.

Therefore, the researchers are convinced that this natural product can play a role of an effective natural protection against many types of cancer, including the most common ones. “Among the most relevant biological effects of Orange juice is the juice’s antigenotoxic and antimutagenic potential, which was shown in cells in culture and in rodents and humans,” it is stated in the report. At the same time, a lot is said in the report about possible side effects of using organic orange juice on a daily basis, both for adults and kids. The scientists admit that this natural product has certain toxicity, and using too much of this juice can cause quite serious unwanted effects, including not only allergic reactions, but also problems with kidneys, cardiovascular system function, and even increased risks for type 2 diabetes.

It is stated in the report that lab studies of the effects of orange juice have proven very good effectiveness of this natural product for reducing the risks of leukemia in small children. Besides, the scientists recommend using this juice for preventing and reducing the risks for colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and some other common types of this terrible disease. At the same time, the researchers underline the importance of further studies and further research as to looking closer at the effects of orange juice on regulating cancer-prevention mechanisms in human body. In particular, they are willing to continue their work on learning more about biological links between orange juice and reduced risks of cancer.



Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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