Amazing Health Benefits Of Orange

Anna Dosu

Amazing Health Benefits Of Orange

The orange is the fruit of the citrus species Citrus sinensis in the family Rutaceae. It is also called sweet orange, to distinguish it from the related Citrus aurantium, referred to as bitter orange. The orange is a citrus fruit and is a hybrid of the pomelo and mandarin.

Oranges have been grown since ancient times and originated in Southeast Asia. As of 2010, Brazil grows one-third of all the world’s oranges while California and Florida are large producers of oranges in the US. Around 85% of all oranges produced are used for juice.

Orange peel can be used by gardeners to sprinkle over vegetables as a slug repellent. A whole orange contains only about 85 calories and has no fat, cholesterol or sodium. And, of course,  color ranges are well known for their vitamin C content,

color orange itself is vibrant and inspiring. We are encouraged to eat a rainbow assortment of fruit and vegetables. Orange can be an important part of that diet. It’s often said that “you are what you eat” and this is particularly true in the case of oranges.

We can incorporate the goodness of oranges both in our diet as well as what are the benefits you get from eating an orange. it serves as an immune booster;

  1. It serves as immune booster;

Orange is an excellent source of vitamin C. A single medium-sized orange can fulfil about 72% of your daily requirement for vitamin C. Since vitamin C plays a crucial role as an antioxidant by protecting your body against the damage caused by free radicals generated in the body. It, therefore, reduces inflammation in immune-related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Although debatable, researchers suggest that vitamin C also plays an important role in strengthening immune responses of the body, protecting against recurring cold and cough or any other common infections.

2. Boost sperm quality.

The antioxidants and Vitamin C present in most fruits, including oranges, improves the quality and motility of your sperm thus keeping you fertile. Another vitamin called folic acid also is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy sperms that you can obtain from oranges. It also protects the sperm from genetic damage, which might lead to birth defects

3. Good for pregnant women

Oranges are a good source of folate. A single serving can provide 10% of your daily recommended folate intake. Pregnant women are especially advised to take optimal quantities of folate as it is necessary for the development of a healthy fetus.

4. Aids digestion.

The fibre that is present in high concentration in oranges helps you in digesting food easily. It helps in releasing digestive enzymes or juices which help digest the food effectively.

5. Prevents cancer.

A compound called D-limonene, usually found in Oranges and other citrus fruits, fights against various cancers like colon cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer etc. Vitamin C protects cells from damage by free radicals.

6. Protects skin.

Vitamin C also helps keep skin looking beautiful, by helping fight against skin damage caused by the sun and pollution. It is vital to collagen production and may help reduce wrinkles and improve the skin and its overall texture.

7. Lower blood sugar levels.

Oranges are high in fibre, which can help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes and improve blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association lists oranges, along with other citrus fruits, as a superfood for people with diabetes.

In conclusion, oranges can be eaten on their own without any additions. You can easily remove their skin by scoring superficially with your fingers or using a knife. Remove the rind and fibre, and eat it after gently peeling off the membranes and seeds.

Alternatively, the fruit can be sliced horizontally into two halves and eaten by scooping out sections of the halves with a spoon.

Though oranges are relatively low in calories, eating several of the fruits in a day can add up and may lead to weight gain. It is also possible to have too much vitamin C (more than 2,000 mg a day). An excess of this nutrient may lead to diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, bloating or cramps, headaches, insomnia, or kidney stones.

Additionally, orange peels contain vitamins A, C, B6 and B5; calcium; riboflavin; thiamin; niacin; and folate. One way to get some of the nutrients is by eating the inner part of then peel and leaving the tough outer part.

 

between the skin and fruit — can be sour or bitter but actually contains just as much vitamin C as the fruit itself, with a good deal of fibre

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Anna Dosu is a health ambassador and the CEO of Oasis of Living Food Venture. You can reach her on Twitter: @dosu_anna80, and E-mail:dosuanna@gmail.com

 

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