13 Benefits of Orange Fruit

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| 1 | High in Vitamin C

One orange offers 116.2 per cent of the daily value for vitamin C. Good intake of vitamin C is associated with a reduced risk of cancer.

| 2 | Healthy immune system

Vitamin C, which is also vital for the proper function of a healthy immune system, is good for preventing colds and preventing recurrent ear infections. 

| 3 | Prevents skin damage

Anti-oxidants in oranges help protect skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging. An orange a day can help you look young even at 50.

| 4 | Control blood pressure

Oranges, being rich in Vitamins B6, help support the production of haemoglobin and also help keep blood pressure under check due to the presence of magnesium. 

| 5 | Lowers Cholesterol

According to a study, a class of compounds found in citrus fruit peels called Polymethoxylated Flavones (PMFs) have the potential to lower cholesterol.

| 6 | Help absorb iron

Though oranges are not a good source of iron, these vitamin C loaded fruits are essential in absorption of iron. 

| 7 | Promotes good heart health

The nutrients present in the oranges reduce the risk of heart disease. Heart diseases are one of the major  reasons for premature death worldwide.

| 8 | Blood sugar check

Fibre in oranges help by keeping blood sugar levels under control thereby making oranges a healthy snack for people with diabetes. Moreover, oranges have simple sugars.

| 9 | Lowers the cancer risk

Oranges contain D- limonene, a compound that is touted to prevent cancers like lung cancer, skin and even breast cancer.

| 10 | Alkalizes the body

While the basic nature of oranges is acidic before you actually digest them, they have a lot of alkaline minerals that play a role in the process of digestion.

| 11 | Good eye health

Oranges are a rich source of carotenoid. The Vitamin A present in them play an important role in keeping the mucus membranes in the eyes healthy. 

| 12 | Safeguards against constipation

Oranges have both soluble and insoluble fibre. This helps in keeping your intestines and stomach function smooth, preventing irritable bowel syndrome.