Organic Oranges – San Diego
With flu season upon us, many end up making costly visits to the doctor during the fall/winter and spring time when one easy way to help boost your immune system is fresh squeezed orange juice. Here at Paradise Produce the term ‘farm to fork’ applies to our organic fresh squeezed orange juice only $4.00 a glass for 16 oz of Oranges.
Now some might tell you to steer clear of oranges- ‘all of that sugar and all’ or correctly termed fructose. Those recent fad diets like the Atkins and others that have you counting carbs and cutting out fruit may be one of the worst things to happen to the world in recent years as far as nutrition and health concerns.
According to HEALTHLINE.COM increasing your vitamin C count is an excellent way to boost your immune system
during flu season. Listed number one on the list, Healthline.com states:
“1. Citrus fruits
Most people turn to vitamin C after they’ve caught a cold. But did you know it tops the chart of foods that keep your immune system running at 100 percent? Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells. These are key to fighting infections.
Popular citrus fruits include:
Because your body doesn’t produce or store it, daily intake of vitamin C is essential for continued health. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C. With such a variety to choose from, it’s easy to add a squeeze of C to any meal.” Written by – James Schend “Foods That Boost the Immune System”
Fresh OJ contains lots of vitamin C and bioflavanoids, making it a powerful antioxidant source
“Speaking of antioxidants, ever wonder why vitamin C is supposed to be so supportive to your immune system? It’s because it actually increases your white blood cell count—as long as it’s coming from a whole food source, with the entire C complex intact. Vitamin C is one of the most major and important antioxidants your body needs for optimal health. And as we all know, orange juice is a great source for it—especially when it’s raw.
Fresh, raw OJ also is rich in bioflavanoids, which are plant pigments that enhance the bioavailability of nutrients such as vitamin C. Even when added to synthetic vitamin C, bioflavanoids significantly increase how much C is absorbed into your system. Combine them with the rich and untampered-with C complex in fresh oranges, and you’ve got one of the best sources of one of the best antioxidants you could possibly consume.”
Also, Butterbeliever shares amazing news regarding -anti-aging qualities, which is important to mention here, too:
“Orange juice is an anti-aging collagen booster
Put down that mug of gelatin-rich bone broth, y’all. Did you know that your body can’t actually assimilate and produce collagen without vitamin C? Yup!
All the gelatin in the world won’t help fill those fine lines and support your skin’s elasticity without adequate vitamin C. The antioxidant vitamin is essential for collagen production, which is not only good for looking younger, but supporting a healthy digestive system, strong bones & teeth, and more. And no, a C supplement often isn’t enough, because unless it’s a whole-food form, it won’t contain the full vitamin C complex. Getting vitamin C from food sources is ideal, and orange juice has plenty of it. So if you want the beauty benefits of collagen in your broth, drink your juice, too!
Fresh orange juice is a good source of magnesium and other minerals and vitamins
Orange juice is a surprising mineral powerhouse. One quart of orange juice contains over 100 milligrams of magnesium! That’s a significant portion of the amount of magnesium you should be getting every day. Magnesium is an incredibly important substance. It’s necessary for cellular metabolism of ATP, or the energy your body needs to carry out all of its functions, as well as all your steroidal hormones.
Worried about all that sugar you’d be drinking, though? Well, the magnesium that comes in your OJ is actually essential for blood sugar regulation, too, and keeps blood glucose levels normalized. As well as potassium, another key nutrient found plentifully in orange juice. Potassium is involved in regulating both blood sugar and insulin levels. Potassium works by getting sugar into the cell, which regulates cellular metabolism and makes use of that sugar by using it as fuel.”
& According to the Linus Pauling Institute no one is truly getting enough POSTASSIUM for the daily intake. Here is their chart:
|Adults||19 years and older||4,700||4,700″|
That is such a high number, here at Paradise Produce, we hope you are making it your mission to eat more potassium. Here is a chart from the Linus Pauling Institute on mgs found in foods:
|Potato, baked with skin||1 medium||926|
|Prune juice||6 fluid ounces||528|
|Plums, dried (prunes)||½ cup||637|
|Orange juice||6 fluid ounces||372|
|Tomato juice||6 fluid ounces||417|
|Raisin bran cereal||1 cup||362|
|Artichoke, cooked||1 medium||343|
|Lima beans, cooked||½ cup||485|
|Acorn squash, cooked||½ cup (cubes)||448|
|Spinach, cooked||½ cup||420|
|Sunflower seeds||1 ounce||241|
So as you can see, besides vitamin C, potassium and other minerals, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice is a vital necessity to good health actually all year round.
We are so excited to be juicing the oranges grown straight from our family’s ranch in Pauma Valley, California. Picked that week and juiced that week, our fresh organic orange juice is hard to beat. Our locals in Rancho Santa Fe are on the inside track when it comes to know about our oranges, and now yes, our orange juice, too.
Don’t spend money in medical bills this winter.
Be proactive. Actively seek to increase your nutrient intake by eating organically grown local fruits and vegetables. At Paradise, we also support our local economy by buying from other local growers. As a small business owner in Southern California, Paradise Produce Market knows first-hand about excellent organic vegetables, fruits and delicious local honey that can also help you during allergy season.