Much can be said about the benefits of oranges, especially in fall and winter when viruses are active. Because oranges are an excellent source of antioxidants which protect the body from the effects of free radicals.
Additionally, eating oranges has been proven to improve cognitive performance in men and reduce the risk of stroke in women. However, many do not even know about some of the benefits of this type of citrus fruit.
According to experts, the most important beneficial properties of oranges are:
1 – It strengthens immunity. According to numerous scientific studies, it improves the body’s resistance to viruses and bacteria because it contains vitamin C, which affects phagocytic cells, which fight infections.
2 – Strengthens blood vessels. Vitamin C makes the walls of blood vessels more elastic and protects them from deposits and plaques.
3 – It reduces the risk of kidney stones. The results of studies have shown that orange juice helps to increase the рН index. That is, it affects the acidity of urine and prevents the formation of stones.
4 – It helps to get rid of chronic fatigue. Oranges contain various volatile oils, including limonene. Studies have shown that it has stimulating properties, gives a feeling of energy and strength, improves mood and helps relieve anxiety and avoid depression.
5 – Improves blood circulation in the capillaries. Orange oil is often used for massages because it has a warming effect and improves blood circulation in small blood vessels.
Substances that trigger migraine attacks
According to neurologist Dr. Konstantin Sinelnikov, beer, champagne and wine often trigger migraine attacks.
The doctor emphasizes in an interview with the “smotrim.ru” platform that migraine is a hereditary disease associated with increased irritation in different parts of the central nervous system, where the “false” pain impulse is formed. This causes a crisis. The proteins responsible for its development have already been found and drugs have been produced to prevent it and reduce the number of days and severity of migraines.
According to him, migraine attacks can be caused by various external and internal factors that stimulate and activate the pain centers.
Alcohol and fermentation products contain protein tyramine, which acts as an inducer. Therefore, beer, wine, etc. are common migraine triggers. But strong alcoholic drinks rarely have such an effect.
Lack of sleep or too much sleep can cause a migraine attack because brain signals are ignored and when the person wakes up they feel a lack of energy. Because the body did not receive resources – food and water. The pain prevents him from sleeping. Also, certain food products (smoked meats, aged cheeses, chocolate, citrus fruits) become triggers in certain cases, just like stress, hunger, menstruation, intense physical activity, etc.
Only a headache doctor can determine the method and medications for treating migraines after carrying out the necessary examinations and tests.