Oranges with the White Peel: For much more than C
Thiamine or vitamin B1 is one of the most overlooked nutrients in oranges.
B1 is crucial for many processes including the nervous system and stress, as well as burning fat and carbs for energy.
Deficiency is well established as a medical diagnosis called beri beri in Japanese for “can’t do it,” an original chronic fatigue diagnosis.
Symptoms are so vast there are 4 classification of symptom patterns.
Thiamine deficiency is very common and often not fully satisfied with supplements.
Many cannot tolerate synthetic supplements and feel worse.
Thiamine is distributed across all the food groups, but of uneven amounts within a group like fruits. Oranges are one high source and you will need multiple high sources to above the RDA level if you are deficient and have extra demands from a need to detoxify, which thiamine is involved in, along with the other nutrients in oranges.
Oranges are known for vitamin C but in modest amounts, and it also has quercetin in modest amounts but these two work together as C recycles quercetin.
Even though sophora japonica herb has the most quercetin, and is the source of isolated supplements, it does not seem to have much impact for me as perhaps the C is missing.
More benefit follows from the other flavonoids in oranges and citrus found mainly in the pith or white part of inner peel.
Hesperidin has been studied as one of the more potent AMPK boosters for weight loss.
AMPK is a central process of energy for mitochondria that helps burn nutrients for energy.
Hesperidin from oranges is one of two ingredients in a Life Extension product, AMPK Activator, that some people said is the best product they tried. Supplement companies often have good summaries of benefits based on research. But you don’t have to buy supplements: research the whole food sources they extract it from and buy that in higher quantities, cheaper, less denatured, and with a wide range of nutrients for more benefits.
Some people will say you don’t get enough from whole foods, but this begs the question of how utilizable the supplement is, or how much other nutrients in food help do the same job with less of each.
It also assumes that you have to read on a label a large amount from one source, rather than use a variety of fruits for flanovoids, C, minerals, fiber, etc.
Hesperidin and Diosmin, another nutrient isolated into a supplement, helps to improve circulation of lymph and capillaries, building new capillaries, or angiogenesis.
Capillaries in the scalp for hair group, for example.
Naringin is another flavonoid antioxidant in oranges.
Pectin is a prebiotic that helps ferment short chain fatty acids SCFAs, like butyrate.
Pection has along list of other potential benefits.
Flavonids and fibers are in the white peel that is removed with juicing.
I scrape the white lining of the inner peel with my teeth. It's a tasty and delicate flavor.
Oranges also contribute some potassium and magnesium to the total.
Juicy fruits have structured water for hydration
Fruit is not just fructose and "pure sugar." That is baby talk by poeple who don't know anything abour micronutrients.
One nutritionist said oranges are “panacea” for feeling bad and handling detox reactions, even though they detox themselves.
Many people are allergic or intolerant to many things.
One problem for me was a lack of B vitamins to tolerate citrus.
But this post is not about intolerances or how to solve them.
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