- Sweet, juicy oranges do not only make a delicious and healthy snack or addition to a meal, but are also good for a person’s health
- A whole orange contains only about 60 calories and has no fat, cholesterol, or sodium; it’s also rich in Vitamin C
- On the other hand, you must keep in mind that oranges should be consumed and enjoyed in moderation
In case you are not aware, just like apples, an orange a day keeps the doctor away, too.
According to Live Science, San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores explained how sweet, juicy oranges do not only make a delicious and healthy snack or addition to a meal, but are also good for a person’s health; noting that a whole orange contains only about 60 calories and has no fat, cholesterol, or sodium. Not to mention, also, that it it’s well-known for Vitamin C.
Here are the reasons why you should eat orange regularly:
*Prevents constipation – The fiber found in oranges makes it effective in preventing and providing relief from constipation.
*Good for the eyes – Oranges are a decent source of Vitamin A; which along with other bioflavonoid compounds helps the eyes from macular degeneration, cataracts, and even bl
indness due to deterioration of vision.
*For healthy teeth and gums – Citrus fruits like orange help keep gums healthy by strengthening the
bloo d vessels and tissues that hold gums and teeth, as well as use Vitamin C to reduce gum inflammation.
blood pressure – Oranges, which contains potassium that dilates bloo d vessels, help regulate bloo d pressure along with the bio-flavonoids that improve flexibility of the vessels. This fruit also enhances the function of your kidn eys; the organs that play a role in bloo d pressure regulation.
*Decreases asthma a
ttacks – Regular consumption of oranges has been attributed to decrease the frequency of asthma a ttacks. It is also capable of eliminating asthma a ttacks in a subset of the population.
eart protection – Regular consumption of oranges, which has a high level of soluble fiber that promotes fat removal from bloo d, provide protection for the h eart by assisting the body to lower the level of cholesterol.
ncer – Oranges contain certain phytochemicals that fi ght the spread of c ancer; especially on the skin, colon, and stomach.
Not too much, though
On the other hand, while oranges can do wonders to your health, you must keep in mind that these should be consumed and enjoyed in moderation.
“Eating too many oranges has some uncomfortable side effects,” Flores said. “When [oranges are] eaten in excess, the greater fiber content can affect digestion, causing abdominal cramps, and could also lead to diarrhea.”