TOP 5 Proven health benefits of oranges

 TOP 5 Proven health benefits of oranges

Team L&M

Winters are fast approaching and one can see Oranges everywhere – in the fruit marts, on the thelas of vegetable hawkers and on the online grocery shopping website. This brightly-coloured, and juicy fruit is not just delicious to eat but carries innumerable health benefits for our body. We share Top 5 benefits of having an orange a day. Read on:

Boost Immunity
Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, and bioactive plant compounds like carotenoids and flavonoids and a host of minerals. So, consuming just one orange a day means you will have a robust immunity to ward off infections and inflammations.

Good for heart
Less calories, zero saturated fats, zero cholesterol, lots of dietary fibres and presence of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals is what your heart needs to keep itself healthy, and oranges do all this. Plus these are enriched with potassium, as well as antioxidants and phytochemicals. Further, a number of studies have shown that orange contains soluble fibre like pectin, apart from Vitamin C, Folate, and Potassium that help reduce the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body and improve good cholesterol (HDL).

Make your skin glow
Oranges contain natural oils that nourish your skin, making it soft and supple. Antioxidants present in this fruit fight free radicals, arrest wrinkles and premature aging. Also, the citric acid present in oranges helps exfoliate the skin and this reduce acne, while Vitamin C helps in collagen and elastin production which makes the skin look youthful.

Control blood sugar levels
Oranges have low Glycemic Index which helps maintain blood sugar level. Being rich in dietary fibre, eating oranges ensures a slow and steady release of sugar in the bloodstream. Hence it is considered a superfood for diabetes.

Lower the risk of cancer
While Vitamin C and dietary fibres help boost the immune system, the antioxidants in oranges act as a vacuum cleaner for the harmful toxins in the body (also called free radicals). Some studies have shown that regular consumption of oranges can cut the risk of cancer by almost 50 percent.



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