Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sunburst Oranges - Are Oranges the Key To Long Life?

What  follows is purely anecdotal. No long involved university study.  No government blessing that the story is really full of facts. It is a true story from a single person’s perspective.  

We take time to present her image for your consideration.

Take a close look at the photo on the right.  How old would you guess she is?  What if I mention in passing that she is ninety years old.

This is what she looks like at 90 years old when she has consumed oranges all of her life. Not to say there is any real scientific study or that Sunburst Oranges would be so presumptuous to even make the even the mere suggestion of correlation.

No, we sure don’t feel we have cause and effect here.

But you know the old saying, however, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Or in this case maybe even more.

Perhaps Florida would like to make a claim, for longevity, as she has lived there for most of her adult life.

Recent studies show health benefits from the properties of oranges. In recent research studies, the healing properties of oranges have been associated with a wide variety of phytonutrient compounds. These phytonutrients include citrus flavanones (types of flavonoids that include the molecules hesperetin and naringenin), anthocyanins, hydroxycinnamic acids, and a variety of polyphenols. When these phytonutrients are studied in combination with oranges—vitamin C, the significant antioxidant properties of this fruit are understandable.

But it is yet another flavanone in oranges, the herperidin molecule, which has been singled out in phytonutrient research on oranges. Arguably, the most important flavanone in oranges, herperidin has been shown to lower high blood pressure as well as cholesterol in animal studies, and to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Importantly, most of this phytonutrient is found in the peel and inner white pulp of the orange, rather than in its liquid orange center, so this beneficial compound is too often removed by the processing of oranges into juice.

Free radical damage to other cellular structures and other molecules can result in painful inflammation, as the body tries to clear out the damaged parts. Vitamin C, which prevents the free radical damage that triggers the inflammatory cascade, is thus also associated with reduced severity of inflammatory conditions, such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Free radicals also oxidize cholesterol. Only after being oxidized does cholesterol stick to the artery walls, building up in plaques that may eventually grow large enough to impede or fully block blood flow, or rupture to cause a heart attack or stroke. Since vitamin C can neutralize free radicals, it can help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol.

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Porterville, CA  93257

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