Health Benefits of Oranges

Oranges though commonly available in the tropical regions like Nigeria originated from China, India and Myanmar. Oranges have been proven to have health benefits. Oranges aside from being the most cultivated fruit tree in the world is used for making fruit juice, orange oil and so on. Here are the health benefits associated with taking oranges.

1. Boost your immune system
Oranges contain essential nutrients like vitamin c, thiamin, vitamin B6, riboflavin, phosphorus, manganese, coper and many other vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are in abundance and help boost your immune system by protecting the cells and promoting the functions and production of the immune cells

2. Oranges are good for the eye
Oranges contain nutrients like potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. These nutrients are essential for healthy blood vessels in the eyes. The presence of vitamins prevents cataracts and risk macular degeneration even as we grow old

3. Oranges prevent heart disease
Oranges have hesperidin and nobiletin. Hesperidin is a flavonoid which prevents blockage of arteries by reducing the cholesterol in the body and preventing obesity. Nobiletin though still under study is beloved to reduce obesity and reverse its side effects.

4. Prevents Stomach Ulcer
Due to the fiber content of oranges, oranges help prevent ulcer and gastritis by keeping the stomach and intestines healthy.

5. Prevents weight loss
Oranges is a nutrient dense low calorie food. For instance there are 85 calories and 4.8g of dietary fiber in one cup of fresh orange juice. This nutrients promote regular bowel movement thus preventing weight loss

6. Prevents Hair loss
Oranges contain high content of vitamin C. Vitamins is required for producing collagen. Collagen prevents hair loss by keeping the tissues in your hair together.

7. Oranges are good for the skin
Due to the presence of vitamin C and antioxidants, oranges slows down aging process.

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