Dec 28, 2020 By Pooja Singh

Orange and Healthy – Here is what you’re missing if you don’t like oranges

What is more refreshing than a glass of ‘orange’ juice? What is more enchanting than an ‘orange’ bar? Orange is not only a fruit, it’s a mood. Being a terrific source of vitamin C, Oranges are a powerful antioxidant.  It has detoxifying properties and essential minerals such as beta-carotene, potassium, minerals, magnesium vitamins and fibre.

An orange benefits our health in several ways and it contains no fat, cholesterol, sodium and has negligible calories. It makes a delicious and healthy snack or side option. An average-sized orange contains 116 per cent vitamin C of our daily value. With its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, it helps in fighting various diseases and provides immunity.

Healthy eyes and sharp vision

High amount of vitamin C present in oranges reduces the risk of cataract, promotes healthy ocular blood vessels and slows down the progression of age-related macular degeneration. The beta-carotene helps the eyes to see in low light.

Rejuvenates Skin

Oranges can be a secret to that beautiful glowing skin and how? Packed with vitamin C, oranges help in synthesising collagen which is necessary for building healthy skin. It aids the growth of skin cells. Vitamin C has the potential to protect the skin from various conditions such as roughness, elasticity and wrinkles.  

Fibre-rich

The fibre in oranges helps in digestive functioning. Along with that, it also regulates blood sugar and insulin levels. It furthers keep the stomach full and also contributes healthy sleep. The soluble and insoluble fibre is present in fibre keeps the intestine functioning smooth and also treats constipation.

Blood pressure & cholesterol under check

Being rich in B6, oranges support the production of haemoglobin. The presence of magnesium keeps the blood pressure under check. Researchers have found that Polymethoxylated Flavones (PMFs), a compound found in citrus fruits lowers the cholesterol effectively without any side-effects.

Healthy immune system Oranges are the saviour for the winter season! The vitamin C in oranges boosts the immunity system and is considered a remedy for cold and flu. It also prevents infections such as ear infection. It also helps in repairing and growing tissues in the body. 

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