Orange health benefits
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23rd May 2012, 07:24 PM #1
Orange health benefits
1) Orange contains Beta carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant guarding the health of our cells.
2) Orange contains Calcium, which a school going knows how important is in healthy bones and teeth's.
3) Our brain needs folic acid for proper development which is found in Oranges.
4) Blood pressure can be kept in balance with magnesium found in Oranges.
5) To maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and to maintain electrolyte balance of cells, one can eat oranges for potassium it provides.
6) The food we take is converted into energy by thiamin found in orange.
23rd May 2012, 07:39 PM #2
Re: Orange health benefits
Oranges are rich in essential nutrients like Vitamins C, B1 and A. They also contain dietary fiber, folate, calcium and potassium. There are many health benefits of this wonderful fruit. Here are some:
Vitamin C in oranges is a primary water soluble antioxidant. It protects the human body against cancer, stroke and heart attack. It prevents hardening of the arteries. It protects cells from damage by free radicals. It prevents dreadful scurvy. It aids in healing wounds and helps in absorption of iron. It is known to promote a healthy immune system. It keeps sperms healthy by protecting them from genetic damage, thereby preventing birth defects. It is good for the skin.
Oranges are rich in dietary fiber. They help in stabilizing blood sugar levels. They promote proper digestion and prevent diseases related to the digestive system. They prevent constipation. They are known to reduce dangerous cholesterol. They also prevent cancer.
Oranges are rich in phytonutrient compounds which are known for their healing abilities.
Limonoids in oranges helps in fighting cancers of the mouth, stomach, lungs, skin, breast and colon.
Oranges prevent formation or kidney stones.
Oranges contain Vitamin A which is proved to promote healthy body tissues.
Polyphenols in oranges protect the human body from various viral infections.
Oranges prevent stomach cancer and ulcers according to a study published in the "Journal of the American College of Nutrition".
Orange is rich in beta-cryptoxanthin. This prevents lung cancer and promotes a healthy respiratory system.
Regular consumption of this wonder fruit is known to prevent rheumatoid arthritis.
Calcium in oranges helps build strong bones and teeth.
Oranges contain flavonoids. These help in lowering high blood pressure.
Oranges are rich in folic acid. This nutrient is necessary for healthy blood and brain.
Oranges contain magnesium which is required to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Potassium in oranges helps in maintaining electrolyte balance in the cells. It is also good for the cardiovascular system.
Orange juice is known to reduce craving for alcohol. It helps in reducing addiction to alcohol.
Consumption of oranges is known to reduce mucus secretion from the nose.
Oranges are known to support the production of haemoglobin, which carries oxygen to all parts of the body.
Oranges contain vitamin B1 (thiamin) which plays a major role in converting blood sugar into energy.
Oranges are also found to be good for asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis and pneumonia.
Oranges are excellent for the human body when consumed in moderation. The famous saying "Nectar becomes poison when consumed in excess" holds good here also.
Excessive consumption of oranges can drain out calcium from the body, there by causing damage to bones and teeth. It may also cause mucus build up in the throat.