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12 Reasons to Eat Oranges

An orange is one of nature’s “Power Fruits”. Adding an orange to your diet every day can have amazing benefits.

  1. Studies have shown that the pectin present in oranges can help to suppress appetite for up to four hours after eating. This means that oranges are an excellent food for dieters.
  2. Oranges help to activate the body’s own detoxification process and even the skin and zest of this fruit contain anti-oxidants which help to transport oxygen around the body and protect the skin from free radicals which cause signs of aging. In other words, eating oranges can help to keep the wrinkles away.
  3. Recent research also suggests that oranges contain a natural skin cancer fighting chemical. This isn’t an alternative to using sunscreens, but it does help.
  4. Oranges are an excellent source of dietary fiber and can be added to salads. Slices of orange can really liven up a boring salad, especially if you are watching your weight.
  5. Tests have shown that oranges contain large quantities of citrus lumonoids which are thought to give some protection from cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.
  6. Limonoids have also been shown to reduce cholesterol levels in human cells.
  7. Oranges are a good source of vitamin B folate which helps to prevent birth defects and protects the heart.
  8. One orange provides more than 7% of the daily requirement of potassium which is needed to keep the fluid levels within the body in proper balance.
  9. An orange is a real powerhouse of phytochemicals which may help to prevent age related illness. Phytochemicals are plant chemicals that appear to offer no nutritional benefit for the body, but combine together to give protection to cells. This is already seen in plants and scientists believe that the same effect occurs in human cells.
  10. Oranges contain water soluble pectin which helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
  11. An average sized orange contains approximately 50mg of vitamin C, which is around two thirds of our daily requirement. Vitamin C helps with wound healing and resistance to disease.
  12. According to a study in Finland, women who ate oranges regularly had 50% less risk of heart disease compared to those who didn’t eat them regularly. This is thought to be because the flavanoids in this fruit are helping to protect the cells.
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  1. Nothing like fresh fruit to be beneficial to the body and your health.

  2. Great article! I love oranges.

    Best wishes.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.

  3. Thank you, Louie, for giving us more reasons to enjoy oranges. They contain more than vitamin C!

  4. There is nothing like knowing that something you love to eat, actually serves a purpose in potentially improving your health. Go Oranges!!!

    Great article, Mr. Jerome.

    Luis

  5. I never like orange but ever since December I have to have one orange a day or I need to drink orange juice and I feel great

  6. Is too much potassium harmful for your body? I just started eating 3-5 oranges per day.

  7. is it okay to eat more than 2 oranges a day??

  8. Do they erode teeth enamel?

  9. I have been eating 3 to 5 orages a day and just stared to about 2 weeks ago I love them how will this benfit me.

  10. I have been eating a minimum of three oragnes per day. My cholesterol level has dropped to an all time low. In addition, the vitamin C provided assist in fighting the common cold. I feel great….wouldn’t change a thing.

  11. 17/07/2009
    I always take two oranges a day and as it became consistent, i tend to fell dizzy after eating. A colleague told me too much of it weakens the brain. Is that true or false.

  12. THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!!!! I LOVE ORANGES BUT I DNT EAT THEM AS MUCH BUT I DO ENJOY DRINKING ORANGE JUICE!!!! THIS ARTICLE IS VERY INTERESTING AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNO LOTS MORE!!!! I ALSO HAVE THE QUESTION OF DOES EATING TO MUCH ORANGE WEAKEN THE BRAIN?

  13. i love orange so much i eat sometimes 4 a day is it good for me

  14. I love oranges and yes it’s true that they keep you feeling full for a hours.

    Is it true though that if you eat an accessive amount of oranges you possibly might see some changes on your skin tone/colour?

  15. hi,i eat 2-3 oranges everyday,as matter of fact i can eat even 5 oranges if no one will stop me.I just wish there is more benefit to that n not harmful for taking more than required.

  16. i hate oranges but i get forsed 2 eat them every day bye my perants
    because there ment to be helthy they say that kiwies and banaas is good 2!

  17. ORANGES ARE POWER FRUITS, THEY WORKED WONDERS TO ONE OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS; HE IS 52 YRS OLD, BUT LOOKS 32 YRS OLD! HE WAS SO ILL TO THE POINT OF DEATH, SO I DAILY SERVED HIM ORANGES AS WELL AS OTHER FRUITS, BUT WHENEVER HE MISSED ORANGES FOR MORE THAN 3 DAYS, HE BECAME VERY UNWELL,AS SOON AS HE EATS ONE ORANGE; HE SPRINGS UP WITH VITALITY

  18. I always eat orange once a day so it means in one week I already eaten 7 oranges.So good to be healthy and I feel really refresh and good when I’m eating orange :)

  19. I’m searching orange’s facts from school so if you see this i say Hi!!!!!!!! and this school ……….wack!!

  20. You should always eat oranges before eating food

  21. I have been drinking natural orange juice as much as 2-3 oranges a day, and they have worked wonders on my face dry skin. It works just like a moisturizer.

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