The peel of sweet orange is used to increase appetite; reduce phlegm; and treatcoughs, colds, intestinal gas (flatulence), acid indigestion (dyspepsia), and cancerous breast sores. It is also used as a tonic.
Sweet orange juice is used for treating kidney stones (nephrolithiasis) and high cholesterol; and preventing high blood pressure and stroke, as well as prostate cancer.
Sweet orange contains large amounts of vitamin C. Some researchers believe sweet orange might help asthma because of the antioxidant activity of vitamin C.
Sweet orange also contains large amounts of potassium. There is evidence that potassium may help prevent high blood pressure and stroke.
Sweet orange fruit and sweet orange juice are used to prevent kidney stones because they contain large amounts of a chemical called citrate. Citrate tends to bind with calcium before it can form kidney stones.
Kiwi fruit is a delicious berry of a woody, twining vine and is popularly known with its shortened version as ‘kiwi’. It is native to China and is revered as the country’s national fruit. Originally known as ‘Yang Tao’, kiwi is an oval-shaped, dull brown colored fruit with a fuzzy texture. The inside pulp is a vivid, semi-translucent, bright green flesh with a radiant pattern of lighter-colored spikes, freckled with a few tiny, edible black seeds. Kiwi fruit has a unique and invigorating flavor with a soft and just about creamy texture. The Actinidia genus which includes kiwi comprises of about 60 species. Globally, the most commonly consumed varieties are the ‘fuzzy’ and ‘golden’.
Because colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death for women worldwide, and the third-leading cause for men, this finding is especially important to help curb the preventative epidemic. The standard-of-care chemo drug used for colon cancer has seen limited success, and also has a depressing list of serious side effects: coronary spasm, neurotoxicity, anemia, and immunosuppression. Researchers decided to focus on apples as a natural means of treating cancer because the fibrous option is the most widely consumed fruit in many countries; apples have also already demonstrated anti-cancer activity against breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer. Further more, oligosaccharides can cheaply be derived from apple pomace – a widely available waste product left over from the apple juice processing industry,.