A fast-paced lifestyle can often deprive us of time to sit and relax. We often get stressed out by taking care of so many things. There is more to do than take deep breaths that can release us from stress. Food is the secret. Nutritionist Namami Agarwal tells us that oranges can be very helpful in relieving stress. She shared the information on Instagram Stories and wrote, “Smelling or eating an orange can reduce stress by more than 70%.” If we need to add a variety of flavors to oranges, Namami suggests sprinkling some chili powder on the pulp before placing them.
It seems like the perfect balance between health and taste, doesn’t it? Orange is a very nutritious fruit. One orange can be equivalent to half a glass of water and hence, can hydrate the body. The fiber present in oranges protects the gut and supports digestion. It is rich in Vitamin C which helps in the absorption of iron, acts as an antioxidant and helps in DNA repair. It also helps with serotonin production, which may be linked to stress relief.
You can include oranges in your diet in many ways. Peel them and pulp them or cut them into round shapes. Add them to salads or make juice out of it. If you want to step up your game, try a few recipes:
1. Orange Pudding
Orange zest and orange juice can be mixed with butter, egg yolk and sugar for this recipe. Other ingredients include flour, milk, honey and chopped kaffir limes.
2. Orange Marmalade
Marmalade can take time but it is worth some time. All you will need for this recipe is oranges, lemons, sugar, butter and water.
3. Orange Turmeric and Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie
Get the nutrition of turmeric and the goodness of oranges with the flavor of vanilla yogurt. This smoothie also has the flavor of cinnamon and the crunch of crushed walnuts.
4. Orange Boost
Want an easy and quick recipe to get the benefits of oranges, try this orange shake. Also add carrots, chia seeds, dates, ginger, cinnamon and curd.
5. Orange Chicken
You can easily add oranges to the chicken breast recipe. You will need orange juice, herbs, chicken, butter and some spices.
Eat oranges to add flavor and health to your plate.