Health Benefits 101: ORANGE

When you say Vitamin C, what is the first fruit that comes into your mind? Orange, right? Orange is probably one of the most favorite fruits from almost all homes everywhere. You can eat it on its own, or you can juice it, or even add it on your dishes. Sweet, juicy oranges make a delicious and healthy snack or addition to a meal. That’s why it is no wonder that they are one of the most popular fruits in the world.

What is Orange?

Orange is a round, segmented citrus fruit with a pitted peel. The taste can vary from juicy and sweet to bitter, depending on the variety.

Did You Know?

  • Orange originated in China, but today growers cultivate this nutritious powerhouse in warm climates around the world.
  • A whole orange contains only about 60 calories and has no fat, cholesterol or sodium

Health Benefits

HELPS IN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Orange has folate and folic acid present which promotes brain development and retain the vital organ in perfect condition. In fact, these nutrients also make orange a healthy fruit for pregnant woman as it prevents the baby from having neurological disorders later.

PREVENTS SKIN DAMAGE

Vitamin C which is present in orange plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of your skin. On the other hand, antioxidants in oranges also help protect skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging.

BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNITY

Oranges also contain thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, selenium and copper. Because of their high vitamin C content (over twice the daily need) oranges are associated with boosting the immune system.

PROMOTES GOOD EYE HEALTH

The Vitamin A present in them play an important role in keeping the mucus membranes in the eyes healthy. They are also rich in carotenoid that is best for your vision. So, if you want your vision to be just as good as it is now or wants to somehow improve it, eat an orange every day!

LOWERS CHOLESTEROL

The fiber present in oranges help prevent your digestive tract from absorbing cholesterol. The other important compounds in oranges – vitamin C, potassium, and flavonoids – also assist in the process of lowering cholesterol.

PREVENTS HAIR LOSS

The Vitamin C content in Oranges is required for producing collagen which is responsible for keeping the tissues in your hair together. Who wants bald areas on their head, right? Thus, eating oranges can ensure that you do not have to part with your lovely hair as you grow older.

ADDITIONAL FACTS

One orange provides 130 percent of your vitamin C needs for the day, 2 percent of vitamin A needs, 6 percent of calcium and 0 percent of iron. Oranges also contain thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, selenium and copper. Learning all these nutrients from oranges. Orange you ecstatic to buy yours now? 😁 In addition with the many benefits of this amazing fruit, below is a photo of the nutritional facts of orange.

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