I love to eat fruit and to be honest, my favourite is the banana. I eat around two a day and one immediately after training. The orange is in danger of dropping off the radar because according to a survey by market research firm TNS, we don’t have time to peel them! We’re going for the no-peel apple or my favourite, the easy-peel banana. We’re missing out on a whole load of health benefits offered by their citrus cousin, so grab an orange peeler and reap these juicy rewards.
Eating at least one orange a day will…
…cut your chance of oral and bowel cancer by 50% (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research).
…reduce your risk of arthritis by 52% (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).
…reduce your risk of a stroke by 19% (World Health Organisation).
…reduce your “bad” cholesterol levels by 40% (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry).
…lower your chance of stomach ulcers by 25% (Journal of the American College of Nutrition).
…reduce your risk of lung cancer by 37% (Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention).
Get peeling folks!