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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Orange Juice

It is always healthy to give kids home-made fresh juices rather than that you get from supermarkets.Though many are labelled 'freshly squeezed' or 'as fresh as' still they come with a shelf period of several days. 
   Sweet,juicy and tangy oranges are highly refreshing and an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Ingredients
Oranges       2 (cut into halves)
Honey           1 tsp  
Method
-Squeeze the oranges using a 'Citrus Juicer'.Two oranges makes one glass of fresh juice.
-Pour into a glass, add honey and serve.
                        OR
-Peel the skin,cut and remove the seeds from the oranges. 
-Add these pieces along with 1/2 cup of cold water and blend for 2-3 minutes
-Pour into glasses.
-Add honey,mix and serve.
*A glass of fresh orange juice provides with the Vitamin C sufficient for the day;Vitamin C is vital for the proper function of healthy immune system,for healing wounds,prevents mouth ulcer(sores) etc.
*It contains large amounts of dietary fibre,folates and thiamine.
*Helps lower the blood pressure.
*It is a remedy for colds and in a way helpful in preventing recurrent ear infection,especially in kids.
* Zest of oranges is used as a flavoring agent in cakes and puddings.

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