A fast-paced lifestyle can often deprive us of time to sit and relax. With so many things to look after, we can often get stressed. There’s something more than deep breathing that can relieve us of stress. Food is the secret. Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal tells us that oranges can be great stress busters. She shared the information on Instagram Stories and wrote, “Smelling an orange or eating one can reduce stress by over 70%.” If we need a way to add a variety of tastes to oranges, Nmami suggests we sprinkle some chilli powder on the pulp before having them.
That sounds like a perfect balance between health and taste, right? Oranges are very nutritious fruits. One orange can be equivalent to half a glass of water and hence, can be hydrating to the body. The fibre present in oranges protects the gut and supports digestive functions. It is rich in Vitamin C which helps in iron absorption, works as an antioxidant and helps in DNA repair. It also helps in serotonin production, which can be linked to relief from stress.
You can include oranges in your diet in various ways. Peel them and have the pulp or slice them in circles. Mix them up in a salad or juice it up. If you want to amp up your game, try some 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 shredded kafir limes.
2. Orange marmalade
Marmalades can be time taking but it’s worth the while. All you’ll need for this recipe are oranges, lemons, sugar, butter and water.
3. Orange turmeric and vanilla yoghurt smoothie
Get the goodness of oranges with the nutrition of turmeric and the taste of vanilla yoghurt. This smoothie also contains the flavour of cinnamon and the crunchiness of crushed walnuts.
4. Orange boost
Want a simple and quick recipe to reap the benefits of oranges, make this orange shake. Also add carrots, chia seeds, dates, ginger, cinnamon and yoghurt.
5. Orange chicken
You can easily add oranges to a chicken breast recipe. You’ll need orange juice, herbs, chicken, butter and some spices.
Eat oranges to add taste and health to your plate.