Orange Juice: Negates Fast Food's Effects

Flavonoid, an antioxidant in orange juice, taken along with a high-fat meal, especially fast food, neutralises its, neutralises its ill effects, says a new study. Free radical, or reactive oxygen species, is known to induce inflammation in blood vessels linings and contribute to the risk of heart attack and stroke. Endocrinologists at the University of Buffalo (UB) in the US, show that the potent preventive effect of orange juice is most like linked to its heavy load of flavonoids, naringenin and hesperidin, which are major antioxidants.

‘‘Our data shows, for the first time to our knowledge, that drinking orange juice with a meal high in fat and carbohydrates prevented the marked increases in reactive oxygen species and other inflammatory agents,” says UB assistant professor Husam Ghanim and study author.

“This did not happen when participants drank water or a surgery drink with the meal,” he says, “These issues of inflammation following a meal is important because the resultant high glucose and high triglycerides are known to be related to the development of cardiovascular events”
Source: IANS

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Baiju Dixit said...


(A) One glass of fresh orange juice will ensure that you get your recommended daily dose of Vitamin C.

(B)Fresh orange juice contains flavonoids which can help reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels.

(C) As well as freshly squeezed orange being high in antioxidants it is high in dietary fibre, thiamine and folates.

(D) Studies carried out have proven that fresh orange juice can protect one against cancer and heart disease as well as boost our immune system responses.

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