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Overview

Benefits of Orange Juice And Its Side Effects

Orange juice is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, which is an anti-oxidant and detoxifying agent that destroys or neutralizes the free radicals in our body, thus boosting our immune system. One of the main functions of anti-oxidants is to prevent cancer and maintain the blood sugar levels, which in turns manages cholesterol level and improve cardiovascular health. It also improves our blood circulation and prevents kidney stones.

Benefits of Orange Juice And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Orange Juice
Nutritional Value of Orange Juice
Health Benefits of Orange Juice
Boost immune system
Source of Fiber
Improved Blood Circulation
Blood pressure regulation.
Reduced inflammation
Prevents Cancer
Prevention of kidney stone
Improved Cholestrol
Radiant Skin
Uses of Orange Juice
Side-Effects & Allergies of Orange Juice
Cultivation of Orange Juice

Orange Juice

Orange juice as the name suggests is the extract of the widely eaten citric fruit, oranges. It is regarded as one of the healthiest beverages because of its infinite health benefits. Citrus sinensis commonly known as oranges is the most consumed citric fruit. There are different varities of oranges from blood oranges to mandarin and even bitter, but the most commonly eaten is the sweet orange. It may vary in size from 2 inches to 4 inches in diameter.

Nutritional Value of Orange Juice

Orange juice is widely accepted as the richest source of vitamin C with 93% in one medium sized orange ( 130 grams ) approx. However its nutritive value is not limited to vitamin C only, it is also very rich in fibre, vitamin A , folate, thiamine, potassium. Other important nutrition present are protein, copper, magnesium, flavonoids and hesperedin.

Health Benefits of Orange Juice

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Orange Juice
Health Benefits of Orange Juice

Boost immune system

Vitamin C also known as the ascorbic acid is an anti-oxidant that destroys and neutralizes free radicals before damaging our body and provide boost to immunity against diseases. Furthermore, vitamin C is one of the fundamental components of collagen that repairs cells and help in the growth of new tissues.

Source of Fiber

Yes, its absolutely true. People generally think of orange juice as a source of vitamin C only but it also has high content of fiber. Fiber is very useful in bowel regularity and keeping the cholesterol level in check. Fiber also helps in improving the digestive system. One glass of orange juice contains 50% to 60% of the daily recommended fiber intake.

Improved Blood Circulation

Our body needs a continous supply of blood in order to function properly. The folate content present in orange juices is a leading component in the formation of new red blood cells as well as stimulating the blood flow to extremites. Folate is also necessary for DNA creation and growth of new cells. It’s the folate content that stimulates blood flow and improves blood circulation.

Blood pressure regulation.

Magnesium content present in orange juices has the ability to bring back the disturbed blood pressure level to normal range. Potassium is the other source of regulating blood pressure and maintaining it to normal, which is also present in orange juices. And the hesperedin antioxidant helps in reduction of the overall blood pressure. Some components in orange juice activate small blood vessels that also regulates the overall blood pressure.

Reduced inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s response to stimulus as defense but it also has side effects as well. High sugar and fat meals can also leads to inflammation of various body parts leading to increased insulin resistance. Citrus fruits are a good anti-inflammatory agent that can ward off metabolic syndrome that can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Prevents Cancer

One of the primary functions of anti-oxidants is to prevent cancer. Vitamin C is the first line of defense against cancer as it prevents the DNA of healthy cells mutating into cancerous cells. Orange juices also has D-limonene that is an efficient agent against skin, lung, breast mouth and colon cancer. The presence of hesperedin, another anti-oxidant reduces tumor growth and even stimulate apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancerous cell.

Prevention of kidney stone

Excess concentration of minerals and chemicals results in kidney stone. Citric acid and citrates present in orange juices decreases the urine acidity and help in preventing the formation of kidney stones. Furthermore it also improves the health and functioning of kidneys.

Improved Cholestrol

As orange juices have high content of fiber, it lowers the cholesterol level. But that is not the only agent working in cholesterol reduction, though the exact source is yet to be determined but daily consumption of orange juices reduces the BAD cholesterol while increasing the amount of GOOD cholesterol.

Radiant Skin

Orange juice is packed with anti oxidants that fights off free radicals. Anti oxidants present in orange juice protect the skin from sun damage and pollution preventing skin problems such as dark spots, wrinkles and sun tan improving the overall skin health. Thus, giving you a radiant and glowing skin.

Uses of Orange Juice

Consumed mostly as health beverage for its nutrient value across the globe but it has got other uses as well. May 4th celebrated as the national orange day in America witnesses the different uses of orange juices which can be used on a regular basis. In the making of pan cakes, waffles and French toast. Used as a vinaigrette for salads and preparing grilled chicken by marinating it in orange juice. Also used for cake mix for preparation of cakes, cookies and frostings.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Orange Juice

Since orange juice is rich in fructose and is acidic in nature, excessive consumption can be harmful for the body. The excess fiber can lead to digestive problems causing abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Beacause of its acidic property it can cause severe heartburns as well. Other problems include nausea, vomiting, headaches, bloating and insomnia, if the intake is excessive.

Cultivation of Orange Juice

The orange juice squeezed from oranges have its root in California, America. During the early 19th century, the cultivators over produced the citric food and decided to destroy 30% of the tree. Right about that time, pasteurization was discovered and the national railway system was completed. That is when the orange juice was first mass produced and marketed. Earlier it was only freshly made and consumed seasonally.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi my Reports are suggestive of iron deficiency anaemia, calcium deficiency with deranged liver enzymes. Also I have vitamin D deficiency However reports didn't show because 3 days back. I had my weekly dose. Pls suggest what I should include in my diet.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hi lybrate-user You did not tell the actual value how much you are deficient but certainly we will help you in telling diet which can help you alleviate the deficiency You should take- Fish, meat ,tofu fish Green leafy vegetables Pulses and beans Jaggery Egg yolk Raw milk Dried apricot, raisins and prunes Eat it it Vit c rich product like orange juice and strawberries Broccoli Cheese Yogurt Soybeans and expose your bare skin to sunlight atleast for an hour.
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I am 23 years old. I have polycystic left ovary. My left ovary has multiple small cystic lesions are seen. How to cure and how to get pregnant fast with this.

MD- Ayurvedic Pathology
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). PCOS can affect a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance. Cause of PCOS is unknown, doctors believe that hormonal imbalances and genetics play a role. Women are more likely to develop PCOS if their mother or sister also has the condition. Symptoms of PCOS typically start soon after a woman begins to menstruate for the first time. The type and severity of symptoms varies from person to person. Symptoms can be excessive hair on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes decrease in breast size deeper voice hair loss acne weight gain pelvic pain depression infertility Hormonal study, Thyroid profile, USG etc are required to rule out. Diet and Yoga are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Knowing the right foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way you feel. It will also help you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight (or losing even a small amount of weight if you’re overweight) can improve PCOS symptoms. Green, leafy vegetables Non–starchy fresh vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and carrots. Fruit like cherries, plums, pears, apples, dried apricots, grapes, coconut, coconut milk, kiwi, orange juice, prunes will be helpful. Avoid more sugary and carbohydrate foods, fast-food, preservatives containing packed foods, alcohol and coffee. Yoga can play important role in the prevention and management of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Follow the following under guidance of expert: Nadisodhan Pranayama Bhramri Pranayama Omkar Meditation Kapalbhati Bhadrasana (Butterfly pose) Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) Warrior pose (Superman pose) Chakki Chalanasana (moving the grinding wheel) Padmasana Detoxification with Panchkarma Procedures as per the condition will help you. Hope this info will help you. I would be happy to help you in your recovery.
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Hi. I am going to gym daily. I lost 4 kg. I was 82 and now I am 78. Sometimes I do not feel energetic. I am eating limited food. In morning 4 chapaties in afternoon 2 chapaties after workout protein shake and at night 2 chapaties. Please suggest me proper food so that I can feel energetic and build muscle.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
In Breakfast you can museli/oats+ milk+ 1 apple /1 bowl green moong dal sprouts/1-2 besan cheela+ green chutney. In mid morning 1 cup green tea + 1 bowl fruits. Lunch 1-2 wheat bran roti+ 1bowl veg+ 1 bowl salad/1 bowl veg daliya + 1bowl curd E.T:1 cup tea+ 1bowl roasted channa/murmura Dinner: 1 bowl fruits+ 1glass skimmed milk/Grilled/roasted paneer/1-2 bowl cooked yellow moong dal+ 1bowl veg. After Dinner Take 1 cup jasmine tea. Avoid to take every kind of packaged, process food and all kind of sugary drink. Try to take your dinner as soon as possible and avoid jogging after dinner, you can go for walk after dinner. You can do exercise in evening time.

I am getting Gas problem and due to these I am getting chest problem. I am also feeling weakness as my Vitamin B 12 and Vitamin D is low due to these when I can't walk much and feeling weakness.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
You have to improve your food habits do 1. Take 2/ 3 glass of warm water in the morning before brush 2. Take more water in day 3. Take meals at fixed hrs, chew food properly/ completely, no eating quickly 4. Take small amount of food at a time, take more frequent meals - may be five times a day. 5. No spicy/ fried/ fast/ junk/processed food. 6. No smoking, chewing gum, and carbonated beverages. 6. No milk for few days, can take curd, no uncooked salad 7. Avoid constipation 8. Use nibu pani (lemon water) 2/ 3 times a day 9. Do not drink/ store water in plastic bottles. 10.relax and walk for 30 mts daily 11. Take enough rest- do not lie down immediately after eating. Take dinner 3 hrs before sleeping. No late nights 11. Keep your weight under control. 13. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol 15. Reduce physical and mental stress. Maintain healthy life style. Do exercise regularly. 16. No unnecessary medicines medicine can not be advised for open question for medicine contact on private chat good luck..

How to become slim. And how to reduce high eye power. Please give me any suggestions.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Go for a brisk walk in d morning / evening at least 10 000, steps 45 mnts to restore blood circulation to nourish the whole body.    •Tk, 3/4 litres  of water, free from conteminents to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to burn fats cell.  •  Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish cell& tissues to condition your eyes.     •Go for either, cycling, jogging, swimming, skipping, gardening, playing badminton, dancing,regularly.     •opt staircase, instead of a lift in your office.    •Tk, oats with green tea  or, 1 slice of whole grain bread with 1 cup of cooked vegetable soup + 1 fruit (pomegranate, pear) in d breakfast.     •Tk, salad, fruits,sprouts in ample qty in lunch, your meal b preferably, vegetarian ,high in proteins and fibre, maintains 1300-1600 calories through dietary  regulation.      •consume salad, fruits (not juice) whenever you feel hungry. Avoid, nicotine,coffee, alcohol,junk food, cookies, burger,pizza ,butter, ghee, sweets, sitting on computer late in d night. # Homoeo medicines which are gentle, rapid & safe. @ Phyto berryQ -10 drops, thrice, with little lukewarm water before each meal Tk, care.

Popular Health Tips

4 Natural Remedies That Can Help Lower High Cholesterol!

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
4 Natural Remedies That Can Help Lower High Cholesterol!

Cholesterol is a type of fatty acid that is produced by the liver. The body uses cholesterol to perform various activities such as synthesizing of hormones, bile acid and vitamin D. The natural approach of balancing cholesterol is not only to curb the cholesterol amount, but also to strictly control diet so that the secretion of cholesterol can be curtailed.

Here are a few natural tips that can help to lower cholesterol and restore normal body function of the body:

  1. Coriander: Coriander is considered to be one of the best herbal diuretic agents. It can revitalize the kidneys and help them perform better in terms of excretion of waste. The kidney, therefore, can flush the excess cholesterol from the body. Coriander can be consumed along with food on a daily basis.
  2. Garlic: Garlic again has been known to mankind for centuries and is extremely beneficial for people suffering from high cholesterol. Two cloves of garlic on a daily basis can completely neutralize the effect of high cholesterol in the blood. Apart from freeing up arteries, garlic has multiple other health benefits.
  3. Orange juice: Drinking Orange juice is an excellent way of reducing blood cholesterol level as it contains vitamin C, folate and flavonoids. Further, as per a study published by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it is found that 750 ml of orange juice daily can help increase HDL, which is the good cholesterol in the body and it also reduces the LDL/ HDL ratio in people. 
  4. Holy basil or tulsi: Holy basil is another popular and traditional Indian hub that is extensively used to treat high cholesterol in the bloodstream. They can eliminate excess cholesterol through the kidneys. It is used for preparing multiple medicines. It is a proven medicinal herb that is very efficient in dealing with excess cholesterol in the blood. They have the ability to disintegrate cholesterol from the body. 2-3 leaves of tulsi can be consumed on a daily basis. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Levodopa - How To Maximize Its Affects For Parkinson's?

DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Levodopa - How To Maximize Its Affects For Parkinson's?

If you are being treated for Parkinson's disease. How can you maximize the effect of Levodopa? The effect of levodopa can be maximized by increasing its absorption from the digestive system. In particular, taking levodopa on an empty stomach is very important. 

  1. Take on an empty stomach: Do not eat anything 1 hour before taking levodopa. Do not eat anything for at least 30 minutes and if possible 1 hour after taking it. Take the pill with 2 glasses of water so that it can dissolve. If taking the levodopa on an empty stomach makes you nauseous, confirm that your medication has the right amount of carbidopa in relation to the levodopa (25%). If you continue to feel nauseous, you can eat a piece of white bread around the time that you take levodopa. Do not apply any butter, yogurt, cheese or similar high protein spreads. Protein can drastically decrease the absorption of levodopa. 
  2. Get your constipation treated: This is critically important too. Being constipated can slow down the passage of levodopa through the digestive system. In most patients, drinking adequate water and taking stool softeners is helpful. 
  3. Get your ulcer treated: It can be difficult to recognize that you have a gastric ulcer. However, if you have a burning sensation in your stomach at any time, or belch frequently, you may have a gastric ulcer. If you think you have an ulcer you should get tested (there is a simple breath test now) and treated with antibiotics (not antacids!) 
  4. Do not take levodopa with iron tablets: The iron binds to levodopa and prevents its absorption. Keep a gap of at least two hours between these two medications. 
  5. Try taking levodopa with orange juice and carbonated water (soda): Mix equal quantities of orange juice and carbonated water (soda). Take your regular levodopa with a glass of this preparation instead of water. The carbonated water hastens disintegration of the tablet, and the acidity of both things helps in levodopa absorption. There are special tablets of levodopa (dispersible levodopa, Madopar) which can be dissolved in this preparation. Talk to your doctor about it.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Brushing, Flossing and Mouthwash Tips

BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
Brushing, Flossing and Mouthwash Tips

Brushing: 

Brushing seems like such an easy thing to do right? Then why do so many people do it so infrequently or ineffectively? I’ve had teenager (and occasionally adults) who even admit that they haven’t brushed their teeth in a week! Please don’t be this person! I’m going to go through some easy tips to make brushing more effective and help you reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Improving your oral hygiene is easy and doesn’t take much time at all! The biggest thing you’ve got to do is make a habit of it. A habit takes about 21 days of practice before it is ingrained. After it is a habit, it won’t feel difficult or like it is a chore and it’ll make a huge difference in your oral health.

Tip #1: Brush twice a day for 2 minutes each time with a fluoride toothpaste. Most people like to do this first thing in morning to get rid of morning breath and then right before bed. If you only can pick one, brush before bed. Your saliva production decreases at night and if you’ve got sugar or acid on your teeth, they’re more susceptible to attack. Two minutes is also important. You want enough time to fully remove all the build-up on your teeth (which take longer than you think) and allow the fluoride to be taken up into your tooth. The fluoride can’t be taken up effectively until you’ve cleaned all that mess off your teeth. If you want to be really thorough buy some plaque disclosing solution and use it before you brush your teeth. This will stain all the plaque on your teeth and will let you know when you’ve gotten it all off.

Tip #2: Don’t hold your toothbrush with the bristles at a 90 degree angle to your teeth. You want to hold it at a 45 degree angle to your teeth with the bristles pointing towards your gums and do quick vibrating or circular motion all around your mouth. This helps clean the plaque away from the area by the gums which is generally the hardest spot to keep clean. Another good way to brush is to place your tongue at a 45 degree angle to your gums and sweep the toothbrush down along the side of the tooth. The fancy name for this is the “modified bass method”. It works great if you spend a lot of time doing it but most people can’t pull this off consistently.

Tip #3: Don’t rinse your mouth out with water or mouthwash after brushing. Just spit out the toothpaste. This allows the ingredients in the toothpaste to continue working.

Tip #4: Always brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper. Your tongue is covered in taste buds that give food and bacteria a great place to hide. If you notice your tongue is a different color (like white, brown, or black) you’ve got a lot of work to do! Your tongue should be a nice pink color with no coating on the top of it. A lot of people have bad breath because they don’t do this.

Tip #5: Don’t brush right after drinking something acidic like soda or orange juice. The acid temporarily makes your enamel softer and you can actually brush some of it off if you brush immediately. Instead wait a minimum of 30 minutes and I’d probably recommend waiting even longer than that if you’re able to.

Tip #6: Consider investing in an electric toothbrush. They do a phenomenal job getting your teeth clean in a much shorter period of time than a manual toothbrush. The best types of electric toothbrushes are the ones with round heads that rotate and oscillate around. All you have to do is place it on the different surfaces of your teeth for a short period of time and it does all the work for you. No brushing or special technique needed. If you have poor dexterity in your hands (such as in children or the elderly) this becomes even more important. I think every kid should have a cheap electric toothbrush (cheap because they inevitably end up thrown off the counter, or in the toilet!). I’ve seen them for as little as $5 at places like Walmart.

Flossing:

For some reason everyone hates doing this even though it is so fast and easy. I have so many patients who will go to the gym every single day for an hour but can’t spare the extra half a minute to floss their teeth. I can guarantee you that flossing for 30 seconds a day has a much bigger overall health impact than 30 seconds at the gym. I can personally floss my teeth in 10-20 seconds. You can too with a little practice. Here are some tips on how to floss effectively and motivate you to keep doing it.

Tip #1: Make it a habit! Just like with brushing you need some time to make this a habit. Again, force yourself to do it at the same time each day for 21 days straight. After that it gets easy. Do it every night before going to bed. You’ll thank yourself when it is time to go to the dentist and when your teeth aren’t falling out at age 50 or 60.

Tip #2: Use a floss that is easy to use for you. Those flosses that shred and are a pain are why people hate flossing. The best floss is the one that you will use! My patients ask me all the time what I recommend. I always tell them that I don’t care what they use as long as they are using something!

Tip #3: “Only floss the teeth you want to keep”. Periodontal disease (bone loss around your teeth) is the number one reason why people lose teeth. I’ve never seen someone who flosses regularly develop periodontal disease (unless there was some rare underlying medical condition).

Tip #4: If you are terrible at flossing or can’t get into it, try purchasing a Waterpik and use that instead. A waterpik has a small wand with a tip that shoots a stream of water that can be used to clean between your teeth. It is just as effective as floss and can making cleaning around bridges or braces much easier than traditional floss. Want  really good breath afterwards? Fill it up with mouthwash instead of water and you’ll kill two birds with one stone.

Tip #5: If you’ve got big spaces between your teeth, try using soft piks instead of floss. There are a lot of variations and sizes with these but they all look basically the same. They look similar to little tiny christmas trees or pipe cleaners. You can find these next to the floss in most stores or you can usually find them in bulk online for better prices. They are small enough to fit in between the small spaces between your teeth but large enough that they clean the spaces really well! I’ve got a lot of older patients who do great keeping their teeth clean and use these exclusively.

Mouthwash:

Tip #1: Mouthwash cannot replacing brushing or flossing, ever! Listerine made this claim a while back, got sued for making false claims, and it was upheld in court! Always make brushing and flossing a priority before using mouthwash. It does work well in addition to doing these things.

Tip #2: Don’t use mouthwash immediately after brushing. This removes the ingredients from the toothpaste that are helping to protect your teeth. Wait at least 30 minutes. For most people they should brush their teeth in the morning, use mouthwash after lunch, and then brush and floss right before bed.

Tip #3: Figure out what mouthwash is correct for your situation. You can find mouthwashes that are better for breath control, dry mouth, reducing cavities, or a combination of all of them.

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Vitamin D Deficiency : Treatment, Diet And Home Remedies

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Vitamin D Deficiency : Treatment, Diet And Home Remedies

Food and nutrition

 Foods to be taken
It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin d from food. Sunlight exposure is the only reliable way to generate vitamin d in your own body.
There are small amounts of vitamin d in a few foods like:

  • Fatty fish
  • Beef liver
  • Egg yolks
  • Fortified milk, dairy products and orange juice
  • Fortified cereals and butter
  • Fortified soy products (tofu and soy milk)
  • Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Vitamin d deficiency foods 

Foods to be avoided

  • Reduce intake of fried fatty foods, salt, sugar and other sugary products and foods that are enriched with saturated fats.
  • Limit caffeine intake. Caffeine may interfere with the absorption of vitamin d
  • Yoga and exercise
  • Exercise outdoors has been found to significantly increase vitamin d levels even in the colder months. Weight bearing (walking, jogging, dancing, skiing, etc.) and resistive exercises (weight training, and vigorous water exercises) are effective forms of exercise.

Home remedies

  • To increase vitamin d levels in the body stay around 15 – 30 minutes a day in the summer sun without sunscreen
  • Take a vitamin d3 supplement if you are in a low-sunlight region
  • Women over 40 if deficient in vitamin d are at increased risk of osteoporosis, and should take vitamin d supplements if found deficient.
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Foods You Should Not Eat When You're Sick

Masters In Nutritional Therapy
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Foods You Should Not Eat When You're Sick

Food probably isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind when you are battling flu or an infection. But eventually, you have to fuel the tank, and it does matter what you choose to eat when you are sick. There are some foods and drinks which can make you feel even worse. Therefore, it is always beneficial to know which foods to avoid during severe health conditions. By eliminating these foods and consuming more of immunity-boosting foods, you can recover quickly and reduce the severity of your symptoms.

Read on to know what you should avoid eating when you are sick-

  1. If you have got the runs: When you have diarrhea, avoid candies and gums made of artificial sweeteners as they contain sorbitol which isn’t digestible and can instigate diarrhea. Also, avoid foods that can trigger bloating and gas, such as apple, onion, broccoli, beans and cabbage. Dairy, caffeine and alcohol can also provoke diarrhea.
  2. If you are constipated: Constipation can occur when you are not eating enough fiber-rich whole grains, fruits, and veggies, which stimulate digestion. Avoid consuming dairy products, chocolates, pain medication and iron supplements if you are constipated.
  3. If you are feeling nauseous: Feeling queasy makes all foods unappealing, but avoiding greasy, spicy, oily foods, alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated drinks can help calm stomach acids.
  4. If you have sore throat: Hot fluids are by far the most beneficial. Not only do they help soothe your sore throat, but they're also known to loosen mucus, which may help relieve other symptoms such as congestion and stuffiness. So consider having soup or drinking hot water to alleviate the pain, and avoid scratchy, hard foods such as granola, potato chips and nuts as they aggravate the pain. Acidic juices made from vegetables and fruits, such as grape juice or orange juice, can also aggravate a sore throat.
  5. If you have body ache: When your body aches, don’t grab that cup of espresso or that glass of whiskey, since both caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate your body, thereby worsening the pain.
  6. If you have a headache: Stay away from artificial sweeteners, aged cheese, MSG (monosodium glutamate which is found in soy sauce), chocolate, red wine and processed meat. MSG has been linked to high blood pressure which can cause headache.
  7. If you have an earache: Stay away from dairy products, processed and packaged foods, as they increase inflammation and lengthen the recovery process.
  8. If you have an allergy: Avoid consuming milk, wheat, soy, berries, eggs, tomatoes, fish, nuts, chocolates and nuts as these foods commonly cause itching and can trigger rashes.
  9. If you have runny nose: A hot broth or hot tea will give you comfort, but you should avoid spicy foods and alcohol. Spicy foods actually aggravate a runny nose. 

Take Home Message

Getting proper nutrition, drinking healthy fluids, and taking proper rest are some of the most important things you can do to feel better when sick. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Orange Juice
Nutritional Value of Orange Juice
Health Benefits of Orange Juice
Boost immune system
Source of Fiber
Improved Blood Circulation
Blood pressure regulation.
Reduced inflammation
Prevents Cancer
Prevention of kidney stone
Improved Cholestrol
Radiant Skin
Uses of Orange Juice
Side-Effects & Allergies of Orange Juice
Cultivation of Orange Juice