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Health Benefits Of Eating Orange

Orange is a delicious fruit. Everything, its flesh, skin, and seeds, are usable and have health benefits.

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Pradeep Chamaria
Pradeep Chamaria
I am a photojournalist. Love to travel to unknown and unexplored vistas. Since 1992, I make places desirable for other travelers through experiential Travel Writing.

INDIA: People all over the world are familiar with tasty fruit, Orange. Orange is a delicious fruit but they are not aware of its amazing health benefits. Consumption of oranges was advised during COVID-19 times also because of its immunity enhancement properties. It is not only an incredibly refreshing morning and daytime snack but also a great nutritional source, and a major recipe ingredient in various dishes.

It is a tempting orange-colored fruit and has a sour and sweet taste and also a pleasant aroma.  Widely available all over in various sizes, shapes, and varieties, they are high in water content.  

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The fruit has smoothly textured skin and it can be sweet and bitter. Its juice is amazingly sweet and tangy at the same time and makes an excellent and healthy breakfast beverage. Everything, its flesh, skin, and seeds, are usable and have health benefits. The skin and seeds are usually dried and ground into a paste to make a facemask. This free beauty treatment is practiced in India and also in other parts of the world for ages.

Orange Chocolate Pastries, Photo Credits: Pradeep Chamaria

Oranges are known to exist since the late 14th century and a few edible and sweet varieties are Kinnow, Mandarin, Nagpur, Moushambi, etc. Oranges are also part of a number of sweets like Barfi, Murabba, Cakes, Candies, and many others.

Orange Velvet Cake, Photo Credits: Pradeep Chamaria
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Oranges have a rich nutritional content that is necessary for healthy body functioning. The following are some of the medically proven health benefits of Oranges:

High Vitamin C

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Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. One orange provides more than 100 percent of the daily needs of a human body of vitamin C. Vitamin C is helpful in reducing the risk of colon cancer, risk of chronic disease, risk of heart disease, helps manage high blood pressure, reduces blood uric acid levels to help prevent gout attacks, helps prevent iron deficiency, and many other benefits. Vitamin C is also good for preventing colds and preventing recurrent ear infections.

Prevents skin damage

Oranges have a high content of antioxidants that help protect skin from free radical damage and prevent aging. Doctors don’t say this but an orange a day can help you look younger.

Keeps blood pressure under check

Oranges are rich in Vitamins B6 and magnesium levels too. Vitamin B6 helps in the production of hemoglobin and the magnesium content of oranges helps maintain blood pressure. Doctors recommend adding the fruit to their patient’s diet as this helps in relaxing the blood vessels, aiding smooth in-flow of blood.  

Lowers cholesterol

Citrus fruit peels contain Polymethoxylated Flavones (PMFs) that is helpful in achieving lower cholesterol levels. Oranges have high fiber and water content, which makes them a great natural healer for people suffering from indigestion, constipation, and other digestive system issues.  

Boosts immunity 

Oranges are rich in vitamin C content, a powerful antioxidant that can help in boosting your immunity.   

For beautiful-looking skin 

Oranges are great for your skin too. The antioxidants help in removing any impurities from your skin. High vitamin C content also helps in providing a natural glow to your skin. A paste is made after grinding dried skin and seeds, and made into a paste and is applied on the skin all over the body. It is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to pamper your skin.        

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