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Oranges and lemons prevent chronic diseases

Oranges And Lemons Prevent Chronic Diseases

Oranges and Lemons Prevent Chronic diseases

 Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants called flavonoids, which are the largest group of phytonutrients which together with Carotenoids are responsible for the bright colors of fruits and vegetables.
A class of  antioxidants found in oranges, limes and lemons can help prevent the harmful effects of obesity, according to an experiment with fed a Diet high in citrus fruits such mice. The results of the research – carried out by scientists from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil) have been presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

“Our results indicate that in the future we can use flavanones citrus , a class of antioxidants, to prevent or delay chronic diseases caused by  obesity in humans , “says Paula S. Ferreira, co – author of the work.

Experts noted the effects of flavanones citrus (particularly of oranges , lemons and limes) ina group of 50 mice without genetic modifications that were fed a high – fat diet.The mice were divided into different categories and in the transcuro of a month were fed a standard diet, a high fat diet, a high fat diet but with hesperidin (flavanone oranges), a diet high in more eriocitrin fats ( lemons eriodictiol) or a diet high in fat and ( limes).

compared to the standard diet, high fat diet these antioxidants increased levels of markers of cell damage by 80% in the blood and 57% in the  liver of mice. However, hesperidin , eriodictyol eriocitrin and contributed to a decrease in these levels in the liver by 50%, 57% and 64%, respectively, compared to the high fat diet without flavanones.

“Our studies showed no weight loss due to citrus flavanones. However, even without help mice to lose weight , the mice became healthier with less oxidative stress, less liver damage, less blood lipid levels and decreased blood glucose , “says Thais B. Cesar, labor leader.

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