An orange is winning snack. First its fruit, and you can always include another fruit or veggie into your day. Its full of all sorts of good stuff. Its filling. And by the time you peel it, pick it apart, and eat it...its taken at least 10 minutes. Which means snack time over and get back to work. Its just enough food and time to get me through til lunch.
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I try to keep oranges in the house ... a fresh orange is better for you (being a diabetic myself) than drinking a cup of orange juice. I also enjoy putting an orange slice in my water ... kicks it up a bit and is a nice change
Is eating the inside of an orange peel good for you? The white part of the orange peel is called the pith. It has some anti-cancer properties & antioxidants & is very good for you. The white pith contains the highest amount of bioflavonoids (an antioxidant), and vitamin C of the whole orange. Also there's some great fiber in it. The white portion of the orange, the lemon and lime contains vitamin C. Lime & lemon taste acidic and sour but when consumed, are Akaline.
Juice a glass of lime or lemon juice. Make ice cubes out of it. When you have a drink, pop a few of these cubes into your drink for a refreshing taste while enjoying health benefits
When picking out oranges in the grocery store, go for the soft, almost beat up ones. The softer, off color, less orange looking oranges are the BEST. They are juicier and delicious. I used to pick the hard, bright orange ones. They were good, although sometimes dryer.
My ladies son told me about this so I tried it. He was right! They peel easier too. Basically, the softer and uglier the orange is, the juicier and better tasting it is. Enjoy!
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