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Most of us prefer starting our day with an energizing cup of coffee or a refreshing cup of green or black tea. We know that these beverages (provided we drink them without sugar or any other kind of sweetener) are the best choice for starting our day with. Numerous studies have proven that these beverages rich in natural flavonoids and caffeine can be a great source of energy, a great natural assistance for our brain to wake up and start working effectively as soon as we get up and have our first daily bite. However, there is another very good choice we can make as to the beverage to start our day with. Definitely, we can opt for a freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice. A group of scientists studied this option and came up with the conclusion that a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice can be the best idea for a healthy breakfast for every one of us.
According to the findings published recently by the experts at the University of Buffalo, orange juice has incredible benefits compared to other types of commonly used breakfast beverages. It was known before that this natural product should be considered a great and very rich source of natural flavonoids and other antioxidants which can play a role of an effective natural protection against negative effects of oxidative stress and cancer cells formation in all body systems and organs. In addition to that, orange juice has great anti-inflammatory properties, as well as can be used as an excellent natural detoxification remedy and help reduce negative effects of unhealthy food consumption. Finally, since organic orange juice can be used to support healthy fat metabolism and reduce our diabetes risks. As a known source of vitamin C, orange juice is a wonderful support for our immune system, and due to its amazing refreshing taste it is loved by kids and adults around the world.
A group of experts from the University of Buffalo conducted an experiment involving 30 volunteers aged between 20 and 40. During the experiment, all of them were offered to have the same type of breakfast, including a healthy type of sandwich, an omelet and some boiled potato. At that, a group of the participants was asked to support their breakfast with a glass of soda, another group was asked to drink water for their breakfast, and the last group of the participants used freshly squeezed orange juice. During the experiment, the condition of the participants was thoroughly monitored: after each breakfast, in 1, 3 and 5 hours, the participants were taken blood samples. The levels of blood sugar and the levels of the immunity function supporting substances in the blood of the participants were the principal factors for the scientists to focus on while analyzing the data they managed to collect.
It turned out that those of the participants who used orange juice has demonstrated much better results as to glucose levels and other important blood test items. Therefore, the scientists recommend us using freshly squeezed 100 per cent organic orange juice for a healthy breakfast instead of other common breakfast beverages. At the same time, there are two important things to keep in mind for everyone who wants to benefit from orange juice in the morning. First of all, you should not use any usual commercially produced orange juice since it is filled up with unhealthy substances and is quite harmful to our health due to an increased content of sugars. Besides, it is a known fact that orange juice is considered dangerous for our dental health. Therefore, you’re highly encouraged to use a straw when consuming this health drink, at any time you feel like enjoying it! Watch what you’re eating and drinking, make sure that you’re using organic and toxins-free foods, and maximize their effects for your health and well being!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.