My food of the week...Oranges

Discussion in 'General Weight Loss Discussion' started by Flab-u-less-Flower, 18 February 2008 Social URL.

  1. Flab-u-less-Flower

    Flab-u-less-Flower Silver Member

    Lately I have been on an orange kick, having a few a day and loving them. FYI, I hate orange juice though.

    Did you know that although oranges are renowned for their vitamin C, they are also important as a source of dietary fiber? One medium-sized orange contains 13% of your daily recommended intake for fiber. While we usually consider most of the fiber to be in the fleshy pulp of the orange, research is finding that pectin and other forms of fiber found in the white layer immediately beneath the skin of the orange can help curb appetite and suppress hunger for up to four hours! And contrary to common belief, the white pulpy portion of oranges is not bitter. Whole oranges are also a healthy snack for people with diabetes because the fiber helps keep blood sugar levels under control. By selecting a whole fresh orange over a glass of orange juice, you will benefit from about the same amount of vitamin C, but you will also be gaining the 4 grams of dietary fiber that is lost through the juicing process!

    I think this is why I have been able to stick to my latest challenge, all the fiber fills me up! I love grapefruits too. Infact I am now a fruit freak! Anybody else enjoy fruit?
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  3. Flab-u-less-Flower

    Flab-u-less-Flower Silver Member

    Shocker I did not eat any oranges today. But I did eat bananas, pears and an apple. Love my fruit, don't suppose that is why I am so fruity!
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