Category Archives: Oranges

Orange Blossom and Mood

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Oranges (Citrus species)

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Citrus Fruit: Anxiety and Depression

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More On Fruit Juice and Fibre

Fruit juice is increasingly being evidenced to be as detrimental to the health as soft drinks. The reason for this relates to the fact that both are concentrated sources of sugar. Sugar is detrimental to the health because it contains … Continue reading

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The Glycaemic Index: Is It The Full Story?

The glycaemic index is a system of characterising the postprandial rise in blood sugar following consumption of foods, usually carbohydrates. A reference food, usually glucose or white bread, is consumed, and the rise in blood glucose levels measured. This value … Continue reading

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More Benefits for Orange Polyphenols

Oranges and other citrus fruit are a good source of polyphenols and are rich in the flavonoid subclass. In particular, oranges contain the flavone glycosides narirutin and hesperidin that may have particular health effects. Polyphenols generally have been shown to … Continue reading

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Have You Taken Your Hesperidin and Narirutin Today?

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Grape Juice: An Alternative to Red Wine?

Evidence suggests that consumption of red wine reduces the risk of a number of diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease. This may relate in part to the presence of the alcohol within red wine, consumption of which has been shown to reduce … Continue reading

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Orange Juice Polyphenol Bioavailability

Oranges are a good source of polyphenols including glycosides of hesperetin and naringenin (mainly hesperetin-7-O-rutinoside (hesperidin) and naringenin-7-O-rutinoside (narirutin)). Consumption of oranges has been shown to be inversely associated with cardiovascular disease. The protective effects of oranges has been suggested … Continue reading

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Fruit Versus Fruit Juice: Blood Sugar Effects

The absorption of glucose causes a release of insulin from the pancreas. This insulin is required to allow the uptake of glucose to cells and therefore has a blood sugar lowering effect. The rise in blood sugar seen following ingestion … Continue reading

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