30 Apr The Orange
The orange has been with us for a very long time. There are records from Southeast Asia that date back more than 4,500 years. In warm climates orange trees are easy to grow and the fruit is plentiful!
We invested in the Zumex, because being healthy comes down to the food choices we make. Freshly Squeezed orange Juice right there in our Bakery is our way of providing you with the best options. You have a choice for fresh juice instead of processed single-serving juice containers! Here is why we think it’s important.
Here are the top 10 benefits of eating Oranges;
Vitamins and Minerals; specifically vitamin C
Protects The Cardiovascular System- good for the heart
Supports good teeth and bones
Regulates Blood Pressure
Can lower your Cholesterol- the bad kind
Ability to Boost our immune system
Reduce signs of aging,
Protects against cancer,
Boosts cellular repair and metabolism,
Reduces inflammation (antioxidant)
Next best thing to having an orange- Orange Juice of Course!
-in moderation or as a treat. Fact to keep in mind; Whereas an orange may contain 45 calories,
an eight-ounce glass of orange juice contains 110 calories.
What’s in the Glass: a breakdown
– A single serving of orange juice has more than 200% of the daily vitamin C – Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, functions as a primary antioxidant
– Antioxidants in the body destroys or neutralizes free radicals before they can do damage to the body’s systems,
– Vitamin C/ascorbic acid is one of the fundamental components of collagen, which is necessary to repair cells
-Vitamin A -a single serving of orange juice has nearly 50% of our daily requirement
The Benefits of Fresh Juice vs Coke/Soda/Pop
For those who are healthy minded, a reminder that Orange Juice contains a lot of sugar, even though it is naturally based.
Consider what you are drinking; Calories with no nutritional advantage
“The Globe & Mail found a cup of orange juice had 23 grams of sugar while a
can of Coke had 26 grams of sugar, if fewer total calories.”
The Benefits of Fresh Juice vs Single Serving or Container Juice
Even if your container says 100% natural it is always loaded with preservatives, additives, sugar and pasteurized – that means boiled. That’s how it has a shelf life.
So Enjoy Fresh Juice where ever and when ever you can!