Fruits are the real gift of nature, which contain a lot of benefits for human beings and ORANGE is one of them. Yes, oranges are popular with athletes because they can be easily eaten for a burst of energy.
Oranges where first grown in Southeast Asia, northeastern India and southern China and were first cultivated in China around 2500 BC.
There are various health benefits of Orange. Oranges are rich in citrus limonoids, help to fight a number of varieties of cancer including that of the skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.
If you drink orange juice regularly, it prevents kidney diseases and reduces the risk of kidney stones.
Furthermore, according to two studies in Japan eating mandarin oranges reduces liver cancer. This may be due in part to vitamin A compounds known as carotenoids.
Oranges are helpful in lowering cholesterol as well.
Oranges are full of potassium; an electrolyte mineral is responsible for helping the heart function well, so they boost heart health as well. On the other hand, Oranges are full of vitamin C which protects cells by neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals cause chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease.
A study reveals that oranges are full of dietary fiber which stimulates digestive juices and relieves constipation.
You will be amazed to hear that oranges are rich in carotenoid compounds which are converted to vitamin A and help prevent macular degeneration. Moreover, they regulate high blood pressure as well.
Mostly women seem worried for their skin health so oranges are there to protect their skins.
So enjoy that round citrus fruit and get its benefits.
By Farah Jamil