Juicy and sweet (sometimes even tangy) fruit of citrus species, orange is rich in health benefits.
Oranges have finely-textured skins which can vary in thickness from very thin to very thick. They contain vitamin C, fiber, folate, potassium and calcium.
These are the six health benefits of consuming oranges:
Lowers the risk of cancer:
Because of high level of vitamin C, oranges help you fight against cancer. The citrus limonids in oranges are a proven source of lowering risk of various types of cancer like skin, lung, breast and stomach cancer.
Oranges are rich in pectin and limonin which help in lowering bad cholesterol. Pectin is a water-soluble colloidal carbohydrate found in ripe fruits.
Fights against viral and cold:
Regular consumption of oranges protect from viral infections as vitamin C cures the common cold. Hence, eating oranges in winter is highly recommended. It is a tested formula that the vitamin C is used by athletes to prevent cold.
Helps in weight loss:
Oranges also helps reduce weight. Fiber in the white layers of an orange has the power to suppress hunger for at least four hours after the consumption. A study proves that those who eat fruits like oranges eat less in comparison with those who eat junk food.
Reduces risk of kidney disease:
Orange juice boosts the level of citrate which is necessary to avoid the formation of kidney stones. Drinking orange juice on regular basis in an appropriate amount helps in preventing many kidney diseases.
Oranges are a great source of beta-carotene a powerful antioxidant that protects the cells from being damaged. Oranges protect the skin from free radicals and also prevents the sign of aging. You can even use the orange peel on your face too as it is very good for skin and it gives you a natural glow.