Is there any more beneficial fruit than Oranges? They’re ridiculously delicious, juicy and are packed of vitamins (A/B/C) & nutrients (Magnesium,
Phosphorous, Potassium, Calcium & more) as well as antioxidants
& anti-inflammatory nutrients. You’ll be amazed to know that
drinking a glass of its juice is more effective than taking a vitamin C
Following are 10 quick reasons for you to include more oranges in your daily diet..
1. Boosts your immune system
Like most citrus fruits, the Orange
is packed full of vitamin C, which is much needed to keep your immune
system running efficiently and boost the production of white blood
cells, plus vitamin A, copper and folate – all essential for the immune
2. Lowers your cholesterol
Research shows that the flavanones in
orange juice lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and improve the good-to-bad
cholesterol ratio. Oranges also contain Pectin, it’s a soluble fiber
that locks up bad cholesterol and expels it from the body.
3. Fights aging
Rich in antioxidants, oranges earned
their reputation of anti-aging fruit, as well as the fact that they
contain beta-carotene which helps in repairing skin-damage.
4. Keeps your eyes healthy
Beta-carotene also is turned into
vitamin A by the body and vitamin A is known to be vital to the function
of our eyes. Along with it, the Orange contains carotenoids that help
prevent chronic eye diseases.
5. Rejuvenates your skin
The antioxidant properties of vitamin
C helps fight sun-damage as well as environmental pollutants that can
damage the skin. It also is a key ingredient in the production of
collagen, which helps keep the skin tight and elastic. The citric acid
in the peels lightens and brightens the skin and also opens up clogged
pores, so making a face mask from them is also a good idea.
6. Prevents Cancer
We mentioned antioxidants already,
but did you know they also help fight free radicals which are a leading
cause of cancer? Not only that, but you parents out there would like to
learn that research shows that regularly giving orange-juice to children
in the first 2 years of their life will reduce the possibility of the
7. Helps you lose weight
Need a helping hand in losing weight?
Eat more oranges. Rich in fiber – oranges keep you feeling full for
longer, and thanks to the vitamin C the body can burn fat faster!
8. Healthier heart
Being rich in antioxidants, folate
and potassium, oranges are great for heart health. The antioxidants,
particularly vitamin C, present in oranges protect the arteries from
free radicals and prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Also, oranges
have phytochemicals that prevent platelets from sticking together and
strengthen blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the body’s
cells. Folate, or vitamin B9, processes the amino acid homocysteine in
High levels of homocysteine may cause
a heart attack, irrespective of a person’s cholesterol levels.
Potassium is another crucial nutrient for heart health as it plays a key
role in heart functions and muscle contractions. Plus, research has
found that the flavanone hesperidin present in the fruit and its juice
contributes to vascular protective effects.
9. Helps prevent Arthritis
According to a study published in the
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, drinking one glass of freshly
squeezed orange juice daily can assist in reducing the risk of
developing rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin C, Phytonutrients Zeaxanthin
and Beta-Cryptoxanthin protect against oxidative damage that can result
10. Prevents you from getting Kidney stones
Finally, vitamin C also helps
increase the amount of citrate in your urine, which in turn reduces your
likeliness of getting Calcium Oxalate kidney stones by reducing the
crystallization of Uric Acid & Calcium Oxalate.