Did you know that only one orange (about 130 grams), will supply you with nearly 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and also will fill you with vitamin A, vitamin B, amino acids, beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, calcium, iodine, phosphorus, zinc, manganese and iron.
In fact, this part of the orange is particularly useful because it contains large amounts of anti-carcinogenic substances and antioxidants. In fact, most bioflavonoids (antioxidants) and vitamin C are found right here.
Here are some benefits of Oranges:
1. Helps Prevent Cancer
Oranges are rich in citrus limonoids, proven to help fight a number of varieties of cancer including that of the skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.
2. Prevents Kidney Diseases
Drinking orange juice regularly prevents kidney diseases and reduces the risk of kidney stones.
Note: drink juice in moderate amounts. The high sugar content of fruit juices can cause tooth decay and the high acid content can wear away enamel if consumed in excess.
3. Reduces Risk of Liver Cancer
According to two studies in Japan eating mandarin oranges reduces liver cancer. This may be due in part to vitamin A compounds known as carotenoids.
4. Lowers Cholesterol
Since they’re full of soluble fiber, oranges are helpful in lowering cholesterol.
5. Protects Skin
Oranges are full of beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant protecting the cells from being damage which also protects the skin from free radicals and prevents the signs of aging.
6. Lowers Risk of Disease
Oranges are full of vitamin C which protects cells by neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals cause chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease.
7. Fights Against Viral Infections
Studies show that the abundance of polyphenols in oranges protects against viral infections.
8. Relieves Constipation
Oranges are full of dietary fiber which stimulates digestive juices and relieves constipation.
9. Regulates High Blood Pressure
The flavonoid hesperidin found in orange helps regulate high blood pressure and the magnesium in oranges helps maintain blood pressure.
10.Boosts Heart Health
Oranges are full of potassium, an electrolyte mineral is responsible for helping the heart function well. When potassium levels get too low, you may develop an abnormal heart rhythm, known as an arrhythmia.