Healthy Benefits of Oranges

Posted by Anne Trueman on Mon, Feb 24, 2014  
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Orange is a juicy tangy citrus fruit enriched with essential nutrients and vitamins particularly vitamin C.

 

Tae Yun Kim has rightly said, “Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness.”

 

Hardly would you find a person who doesn’t like the juicy delicious orange?

 

Prevents cancer-

 

Oranges are effective in wading off the threat of cancer particularly that of the lung, skin, stomach and breast.

 

Keeps kidney diseases at bay-

 

Drink orange juice regularly  to keep your kidney healthy and to lower down the danger of kidney stone.

 

Lowers the risk of liver cancer-

 

Japanese scientists have conducted studies regarding the role of mandarin oranges in preventing the risk of liver cancer. The results have shown positive response. This is explained due to the presence of caretenoids in oranges.

 

Lowers the level of cholesterol-

 

Being rich in soluble fibers, oranges are effecting in reducing the level of cholesterol in the body.

 

Keeps your heart healthy!

 

Oranges are rich in potassium- a mineral responsible for improving the functions of heart. By eating oranges you can keep your heart healthy.

 

Relieves constipation-

 

Packed with dietary fibers, oranges are helpful in mitigating constipation.

 

Controls High Blood Pressure-

 

Oranges contain flavonoid hesperidin that is effective in regulating high blood pressure. Moreover the magnesium found in oranges also helps in keeping blood pressure within normal limits.

 

Protects Skin-

 

Oranges are the powerhouses of antioxidants and are helpful in keeping your skin youthful and radiant.

 

Oranges alkalize the body-

 

Though oranges are acidic but due to the presence of various alkaline minerals they promote proper functioning of the body.

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