Friday, February 1, 2013
Lungs and Oranges
1. Oranges are rich in phytonutrient compounds which are known for their healing abilities.
2. Limonoids in oranges helps in fighting cancers of the mouth, stomach, lungs, skin, breast and colon.
3. Orange is rich in beta-cryptoxanthin. This prevents lung cancer and promotes a healthy respiratory system.
4. Oranges are also found to be good for asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis and pneumonia.
A classic source of Vitamin C and potassium, fresh oranges provide nutrients that many people with asthma and COPD lack. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help ward off secondary respiratory infections and prevent bronchial inflammation. Eating a variety of fruits, including citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits, offers a potent blend of nutrients that can help to prevent free radical damage to the lungs.