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Oranges – Healthline Evidence-based

  • A number of vitamins and minerals are found in oranges. These include vitamin C, thiamin, folate, and potassium.
  • Oranges are a good source of fiber, which may promote digestive health.
  • Oranges are a rich source of several antioxidants that are responsible for many of their health benefits.
  • As a good source of antioxidants and fiber, oranges may cut the risk of heart disease.
  • Being a rich source of citric acid and citrates, oranges may help prevent kidney stone formation.

Ginger Root – Healthline Evidence-based

  • Ginger, a popular spice, contains gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties. It is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • 1-1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea. This applies to sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, nausea after surgery and morning sickness.
  • Ginger appears to be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness.
  • There are some studies showing ginger to be effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is a very common health problem.
  • Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.
  • Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period.
  • There is some evidence, in both animals and humans, that ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels.
  • Ginger contains a substance called 6-gingerol, which may have protective effects against cancer.
  • Studies suggest that ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain. It can also improve brain function in elderly women.
  • Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections.
  • In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria. It is very effective against the oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
  • Fresh ginger may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections.

Pears-Medical News Today and www.popsugar.com

  • Pears are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. They are also fat-free and cholesterol-free.
  • Pears are one of the highest-fiber fruits. Filling up on fiber keeps you regular to prevent a bloated belly caused by constipation, which also helps prevent colon cancer. A diet high in fiber can also keep your cholesterol levels down.  Getting your fill of fiber from fruit is also linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
  • Pears contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6. For expecting or nursing moms, they also contain folate. Pears also shine in the mineral department containing calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Vitamin C and copper are antioxidant nutrients, so eating pears is good for your immune system and may help prevent cancer.
  • Pears also contain boron, needed our bodies to retain calcium, and assist in the prevention of osteoporosis.
  • The phytonutrients found in pears are also associated with preventing stomach cancer.
  • It’s a hypoallergenic fruit, which means those with food sensitivities can usually eat pears with no adverse effects.
  • Quercetin is another antioxidant found in the skin of pears.