LoveYourBrain Tips: Eat Oranges!

EAT ORANGES!

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BRAIN HEALTH | 4.22.2018 | BY SHILO ZELLER, BSc.

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There’s a reason everyone asks if you’re taking vitamin C while trying to fight off a cold and oranges are super fruits that are packed full of this vitamin. One medium sized orange contains your daily suggested intake of vitamin C - a vitamin that can act as an antioxidant which will protect cells from other damaging cells called free radicals.

According to a 2014 review article, having sufficient levels of vitamin C can protect against age-related cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Oranges have also been known to contribute to good eye health. Vitamin A, which can also be found in these citrusy superfoods, play an important role in keeping the mucous membranes of the eye healthy and stave off age-related diseases such as macular degeneration.

Add a kick to your orange by sprinkling a little bit of cinnamon on it. Not a fan of oranges? Bell peppers, guava, kiwi, tomatoes and strawberries are also contain high levels of vitamin C.