ranges' health benefits and nutritional value make oranges one of nature's superfoods and the most sought after fruit in the world. Oranges are loaded with vitamin C and are packed with over 170 different phytonutrients (beta-carotene, calcium, folic acid, magnisium, potassium, vitamin B6) and more than 60 flavonoids, many of which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot inhibiting properties, as well as strong antioxidant effects.
Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries.Regularly consuming vitamin C retards the development of hardening of the arteries.
A compound in oranges called liminoid, has been found to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. The high vitamin C content also acts as a good anti-oxidant that protects cells from damages by free radicals.
The alkaloid synephrine found under the orange peel can reduce the liver's production of cholesterol. Whereas the antioxidant fights oxidative stress which is the main culprit in oxidizing the LDLs in our blood.
Even though the orange may taste acidic, it actually has an alkaline effect in the digestive system and helps stimulate the digestive juices, relieving constipation. (And isn't being regular one of your daily priorities?)
An orange a day is sufficient for a man to keep his sperms healthy. Vitamin C, an antioxidant, protects sperms from genetic damage that may cause a birth defect.
A high intake of flavonoids and vitamin C has been known to halve the risk of heart diseases.
Studies have shown that a flavonoid called hesperidin in oranges can lower high blood pressure.
The strong content of vitamin C stimulates white cells to fight infection, naturally building a good immune system.
Drinking orange juice daily can significantly drop the risk of formation of calcium oxalate stones in the kidney.
The anti-oxidant in orange help protect the skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging.
Consuming vitamin C rich foods helps to lower the incidence of peptic ulcers and in turn, reduce the risk of stomach cancer.
The abundance of polyphenols have been shown to provide protection against viral infections.
Consuming foods rich in beta-cryptoxanthin, an orange-red carotenoid found in highest amounts in oranges, corn, pumpkin, papaya, red bell peppers, tangerines, and peaches, may significantly lower one's risk of developing lung cancer.
New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition adds to the evidence that enjoying a daily glass of freshly squeezed orange juice can significantly lower your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
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The combination of the high amount of antioxidant (vitamin C) and flavonoids in oranges makes oranges one of the best fruits in helping to promote optimal health. So EAT MORE ORANGE!!!
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