What are the benefits of eating ORANGE?

Boosts Immunity :
Orange is rich in Vitamin C which helps a lot in increasing immunity. Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells that fight viruses, bacteria and other harmful substances in the body. Oranges contain high amounts of polyphenols which protect the body from virus infection. They also provide the body with vitamin C, folate and copper, which are beneficial substances for boosting immunity. To increase your immunity, eat two oranges daily or drink their juice.

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Keeps Skin Healthy and Young :
Due to the excessive vitamin C in orange, it provides rich nutrition to the skin and protects it from external threats. This antioxidant vitamin protects the skin from damage caused by the sun’s rays and environmental pollution. It also helps in the formation of collagen, increases the elasticity of the skin and reduces wrinkles. Its full benefits can be taken by eating this fruit regularly or by applying its juice on your skin. You can also apply a face mask made of orange peels. Its peels contain citric acid which whitens the skin and opens its clogged pores.

Lowers Cholesterol Levels :
Oranges contain a soluble fiber called pectin, which absorbs excess cholesterol before it dissolves in the blood and flushes it out of the body. In addition, it contains a flavanone called hesperidin, which lowers cholesterol present in the blood as well as controls high blood pressure. Therefore, to fight the problems related to cholesterol and blood pressure, include an orange and a glass of orange juice in your regular diet.

Keeps Heart Healthy :
Oranges are good for heart health as they are rich in antioxidants, folate and potassium. The antioxidants present in it, especially vitamin C, protect the arteries of the body from free radicals and prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Also, oranges contain phytochemicals that prevent platelets from aggregating in the blood. Due to this the circulation of blood takes place and various parts of the body get enough oxygen and essential nutrients. Folate or vitamin B9 processes an amino acid called homocysteine ​​in the body. High levels of homocysteine ​​increase the risk of heart attack and high cholesterol. The potassium present in oranges is also an essential nutrient for the functioning of the heart and its muscle contractions. Also, according to research, the flavonone hesperidin substance present in oranges protects the body’s blood cells. Therefore, to keep yourself healthy, consume a fresh orange or its juice daily.

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Prevents Rheumatoid Arthritis :
According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consuming a glass of fresh orange juice significantly reduces the chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Orange being a good source of vitamin C helps in reducing swelling and inflammation of the joints. In addition, the phytonutrients zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin, present in it, protect our body from oxidative damage. Oxidative damage increases inflammation in the body.

Prevents Kidney Stones :
Vitamin C present in oranges is also very beneficial for the kidneys. It increases the level of citrate in urine. Citrate neutralizes the acids present in the urine and prevents the crystallization of uric acid and calcium oxalate from turning into kidney stones. Therefore, by regular consumption of oranges, the chances of formation of calcium oxalate kidney stone in the kidney are very less. According to Texas Southwestern Medical Center of America, consuming a glass of orange juice daily is more effective than any other treatment or medication to avoid getting kidney stones.

Helps Lose Weight :
Orange is very beneficial in the process of reducing obesity. The high fiber and vitamin C present in it enhance the process of reducing weight. Due to fiber our stomach feels full and we eat less food. Vitamin C converts glucose into energy in the body and helps burn excess fat. In addition, orange is a good low calorie and fat free nutritious substance, which gives the necessary nutrition to the body without increasing weight. To get the best results, start your day with a glass of fresh orange juice every day. Minimize the consumption of packaged orange juices available in the market as they contain artificial sweeteners and preservatives. Instead, take out the juice of fresh oranges and consume them.

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Prevents Cancer :
Oranges contain antioxidants called hesperidin and naringenin that fight free radicals and prevent cancer. The zeaxanthin and carotenoids present in it protect our body from various cancers, especially prostate cancer. It also contains limonoids compound which fights against cancer of mouth, stomach, lung, skin and breast. According to a research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, regular consumption of orange and banana juices in children under two years of age reduces the chances of childhood leukemia in them.

Keeps Eyes Healthy :
Yellow and orange colored fruits are very beneficial for eye health as they are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A. Oranges contain beta-carotene as well as other carotenoids that are converted into vitamin A in the body. For example, carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin present in oranges protect the eyes from getting any chronic eye diseases. In addition, vitamin C and other antioxidants present in oranges prevent cataracts in the eyes and slow down the rate of macular degeneration caused by age.

Fights Aging :
Orange is considered a good anti-aging fruit as it contains antioxidant compounds that fight free radicals. Aging accelerates due to free radicals and many degenerative diseases occur. Many researches have shown that vitamin C present in oranges is a very useful antioxidant to reduce free radicals. By consuming one cup of orange juice daily, 1/5 of the day’s requirement of vitamin C is fulfilled. Orange also prevents premature aging as vitamin C and beta-carotene enhance skin repair.

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