It is time to refuel vitamins. This orange milkshake is easy and fast to make. A colorful orange drink for a tasty orange milkshake.
History of oranges
Oranges are one of the most consumed fruits in the world today. Oranges originally came from China. They can be either “soft”, good to taste as such belonging to the Citrus sinensis species. There is also another type of orange: bitter orange also called Seville orange that grows on Bigarade trees. And both types of citrus fruit reached Europe by two different routes. Bitter orange has taken the road of the Mediterranean at the time of the Crusades. It took several centuries for the Portuguese navigators to discover the sweet orange in China. They brought them to Europe where they were highly successful.
Yet initially, this fruit (which would be the golden apple of the Hesperides) was a luxury product, grown only in special buildings. The Orangerie of Versailles makes this evident. The orange was then a precious Christmas gift.
Orange has a lot of vitamin C, an essential stimulating immune defense of the body and a good way to fight against fatigue. One orange covers almost all daily needs, without providing many calories, which is especially important for all people watching their weight or wanting to lose weight. Researchers would even argue that the regular consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C would protect against different causes of death, such as heart disease. But that might only help when part of a balanced diet.
Vitamin C increases iron absorption, so it is particularly recommended for growing teenagers, women with heavy menstrual periods and future mothers, who are often deficient in this element.
Moreover, citrus fruits are rich in polyphenols. These powerful antioxidants work synergistically with vitamin C and other components to protect blood vessels. They also have a protective effect in relation to cardiovascular disease, delay the effects of aging, and prevent certain cancers.
Calcium is both abundant in oranges, is assimilated well (it can be compared to that found in milk). It also contains good quality fibers, which facilitate digestion. In addition, pectin reduces the absorption of sugar and cholesterol in the body.
A few tips
Orange juice, which represents more than half of fruit juice, is almost as rich as the fruit, including vitamin C, provided they are consumed quickly after being pressed. The entire fruit can be kept a long time in the crisper of the refrigerator.
Finally, the orange oil, diffused in the atmosphere, has a relaxing effect, it helps fight against anxiety.