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Oranges

What are the health benefits of oranges?

Posted February 18, 2014

We all know the proverb “an apple a day,” but equally an orange could be recommended. There are thousands of reasons why eating an orange a day is a good idea; they are low in calories but full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases and conditions as part of an overall healthy and varied diet.

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Oranges protect, maintain healthy bone

Posted November 13, 2012

Medical experts have discovered that vitamin C protects from scurvy as well as boost immunity. Moreover, in a new study, experts say that high intakes of vitamin C either as supplements or in fruits such as oranges could protect against osteoporosis by preventing the loss of bone density and promoting bone formation.

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When you peel an orange, don’t throw away the white part under the skin: Bioflavonoids help fight cancer and obesity

Posted October 16, 2012

Citrus fruits have long had a reputation for high concentrations of healthful nutrients such as vitamin C, and recent research continues to uncover new health benefits from many citrus flavonoids. Although the flavonoids are abundant within the fruit itself, they are found in highest concentration in the peel — which means that unless you’re cooking with citrus peel or zest, the best way to get the full antioxidant punch is to eat a bit of the tart, white flesh on the inside of the fruit’s peel.

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Application of orange essential oil as an antistaphylococcal agent in a dressing model

Posted August 16, 2012

Staphylococcus aureus is the pathogen most often and prevalently involved in skin and soft tissue infections. In recent decades outbreaks of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) have created major problems for skin therapy, and burn and wound care units. Topical antimicrobials are most important component of wound infection therapy. Alternative therapies are being sought for treatment of MRSA and one area of interest is the use of essential oils.

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Acupressure May Effectively Treat Pruritus associated with Atopic Dermatitis

Posted April 30, 2012

In this randomized trial involving 12 subjects experiencing pruritis associated with atopic dermatits, acupressure at a particular acupuncture point, performed 3 times per week for a period of 4 weeks, along with ‘standard of care’ was found to be associated with a decrease in severity of itching, assessed via a Visual Analogue Scale, as compared to subjects who received ‘standard of care’ and no acupressure.

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