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By: R.Hundoo.

Oranges have a number of health benefits, which may surprise you and can be obtained by eating just one orange every day.
Here are the top 9 reasons why you should eat oranges.

1. Oranges detoxify the body. Antioxidants may be found in every part of the fruit, including the zest and skin. These antioxidants help move oxygen through the body. In addition, they protect your skin from free radicals, which can make you look older.

2. Oranges are a great source of lumonoids. Lumonoids appear to protect the body against certain types of cancer such as skin, breast, colon, mouth, lung, and stomach cancer.

3. One orange gives the human body 67 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. The vitamin aids both wound healing and disease resistance.

4. Oranges contain pectin. Dieters will be glad to hear that pectin suppresses the appetite for up to four hours. When you are trying to lose weight, eating an orange helps you achieve this goal. Pectin has also been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels.

5. The risk of heart disease may be reduced by eating oranges on a regular basis. The risk may be reduced by 50 percent if the fruit is eaten on a regular basis. It is believed that the flavonoids in oranges help protect cells.

6. Vitamin B foliate is in oranges. The vitamin is responsible for preventing certain birth defects. It also protects the heart.

7. Potassium within the human body keeps fluid levels in proper balance. One orange provides over 7 percent of the recommended daily allowance of potassium.

8. Oranges, according to recent studies, contain a chemical that naturally fights skin cancer. Although this will not replace sunscreen, it does give your body an extra defense.

9. Phytochemicals in oranges prevent age-related diseases. They work together to protect the cells within the body.

Oranges offer many benefits, so you should work them into your diet on a daily basis. This is not difficult to do as oranges can be eaten as a snack or they may be added to salads and other dishes. This one small dietary change could improve your health considerably.

Categories: Health
  1. Shammi
    January 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Very informative. One never realised the value of an orange.

  2. January 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

    @ Shammi – Yes, I agree πŸ™‚

  3. pinky
    January 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    wow so much good things about ORANGES….

  4. Amisha
    January 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Rajiv your blogs always give us healhy mind’s tip this is for healhy body very good thanks.

  5. January 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    @ Pinky & Amisha – Thank you, I thought this time to give some health tips, and Hundoo sent me a nice email about oranges, so thought to share it with all of you πŸ™‚

  6. January 9, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Good thing you have here! I reallydo love how it is easy on my eyes as well as the details are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post was been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which really should work! Have a good day!

  7. rajeev
    January 11, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Thank you for appreciation.

  8. January 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    @ Stanton – Thanks for your compliments, in order to receive emails you have to subscribe on email subscription (left corner of this blog) πŸ™‚

    @ Rajeev – Thank you πŸ™‚

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