Orange juice can rightly say that it is the most popular juice in the world. In fact, for many people, the first thing you see in your imagination, when referring to the phrase "cup of fresh juice", is precisely orange juice.
The majority of the ads for companies that produce juices contain oranges, although orange juice is just one of the company's products.
But is orange juice safe, when consumed in large quantities? It appears not. Orange juice has its indications, contraindications, and optimal dosage.
The benefits of orange juice
Freshly squeezed orange juice contains plenty of vitamins A and C. In reasonable volumes, it also contains B vitamins (B6, B2, B1), Vitamin C and E, biotin, folic acid, inositol, niacin and eleven amino acids. In addition, orange juice contains trace minerals: potassium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc.
Due to the large amounts of Vitamin C, orange juice helps boost immunity, fight fatigue, and even strengthens blood vessels. Orange juice is often recommended for hypertension and atherosclerosis.
Orange juice is also recommended for people suffering from diseases of the joints, liver, lungs, and skin, it also helps with anemia.
Dangers of orange juice
Orange juice is not recommended for people with high acidity of their gastric juice, suffering from gastritis, or ulcers of the stomach and duodenum. In addition, orange juice is not recommended for almost all bowel diseases.
If you suffer from any of these diseases, but like orange juice, be sure to dilute it with water.
Orange juice and other fruit juices, have one important drawback. The fact that their composition contains a lot of sugar. When consumed in large quantities, orange juice can easily become a cause of obesity and type II diabetes.
It should be noted that when it comes to the risk of diabetes and obesity, orange juice is one of the most dangerous fruit juices. Compared with apple juice, orange is twice as dangerous.
The proper way to use
Experts believe that the optimal amount of orange juice one can drink within one week is three to six cups (150-200ml).