Food – Real Orange

Eat a real orange. Drink the real juice from an orange which you have juiced and include the pulp! Many of the processed orange juices are nothing but sugar, water and flavorings.

“Studies have shown that the vitamins and other compounds in oranges are surprisingly effective antioxidants. That is, they’re able to block free radicals, corrosive oxygen molecules in the body that can damage cells, before they do harm. …

“Vitamin C has long been recognized as a powerful antioxidant. Yet there appear to be other compounds in oranges that are even more powerful.

“ ‘We measured the total antioxidant capacity of oranges and found that vitamin C only accounted for maybe 15 to 20 percent of the total activity,’ says Ronald L. Prior, scientific program officer at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston. ‘The other compounds in oranges turned out to be very strong antioxidants—anywhere from three to six times as potent as vitamin C.’ …” The Doctor’s Book of Food Remedies, by Selene Yeager and the Editors of Prevention Health Books, 1998, pages 391, 392.

Orange juice, as other fruit juices, has a general stimulating effect on the peristaltic activity of the colon. Freshly squeezed orange juice is best taken one-half to one hour before breakfast. All fruits contain acids which are necessary for the proper elimination of various toxins, poisonous acids, and other impurities. The value of a fruit diet cannot be over-estimated, especially in sickness or whenever the body is filled with poisons. Germs cannot grow and live in fruit juices.

Enjoy a real, live orange today!

Orange Carob Balls
1 cup almond meal (not almond butter) zest of one orange
10 medjool dates juice of one orange (1/4–1/3 cup)
1/2 cup raw carob powder + a little more for coating
In a food processor, blend the almond meal, dates, carob powder and orange zest to form a flour-like mixture. Add the orange juice and continue to process until the mixture starts coming together like dough. Form into bite-size balls and roll in any remaining carob powder. Refrigerate for a few hours before eating.