Oranges are also known as the golden apple that might as well be worth its weight in gold for incredible things from which it can protect your body. One can say it has got a touch of Midas so as turn your health into valuable gold.
Orange itself is a vibrant and inspiring color which tend to lure the person with its rogue skin and tangy taste. Those round, fleshy, juicy and pulpy fruits are loaded with all essential vitamins and minerals required by your body. It’s worth picking oranges over a packet of noodles or chocolate bar in a shopping mall.
Healthy Benefits of Oranges!
There is some laundry list of oranges but few essential advantages are listed down here, which will make orange not only your favorite food but it will top the list of your fruit basket.
1. Boost Immunity
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Don’t mind to add the vitamin-C loathed fruit in your diet. According to a study, it has been revealed that one full portion of orange strengthens your body’s immunity up to a certain level.
2. Keeps Heart Disease at Bay!
Orange are the great antioxidant. The free radical damage caused in the body oxidizes cholesterol which adheres to the walls of arteries leading to blockage of arteries and giving stroke or heart attack.
Hence, orange is a fibrous fruit which also because of its hydrophilic nature gel well with water when consumed and moves down slowly pushing the cholesterol down the GI tract and prevents from other heart diseases. It contains flavonoid hesperidins which also helps in lowering the cholesterol level.
3. Oranges Prevents from Cancer
This pulpy juicy fruit not only stores vitamin C and antioxidant helps but also contains some nutrients helping to prevent cancer. It contains D- Limonene that acts as a noncarcinogenic agent in oranges.
Due to the high content of junk food and lifestyle diseases, there are more amount of free radicals in the body. These free radicals tend to cause damage to healthy cells and could potentiate uncontrolled cell proliferation which has high chances of cancerous cell growth.
Along with some other fruits, Oranges contain few antioxidants which can combat the ongoing cell proliferation and prevent you from such dreaded diseases. Some studies also revealed that DNA mutation in colon causes cancer but a rich source of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) can prevent it. Hence no other fruit can replace orange which is a rich source of vitamin C.
4. Develops your Body’s most lively Organ- Brain
The folic acid/folate in oranges helps in overall development of the brain in the body. After giving nutritional milk to children it is also advisable to give them some wedges of oranges which will boost the overall development of the brain.
It is also advisable for Pregnant mothers to eat orange so that the child may have a fully developed brain and may not develop neurological disorder later on in his life.
5. A boon for Diabetes
The sweet tangy taste of orange makes people fall in love with the fruit, however, the sweetness in dangerous for diabetic patients. But oranges have the glycemic index of 40 and anything below 54 is advisable so as to avoid sudden spurt in sugar.
Therefore, oranges can supplement your craving for sweets and few wedges of oranges can do no harm for your diabetes profile.
6. Nectar for your Skin
You must be aware of the fact that skin peel, skin facials or skin mask always has one of the essential ingredient oranges in it. Orange contains collagen which is responsible for keeping the skin cells intact and slowdowns the aging process.
Hence, topical application of fruit as a face mask is advised but the wholesome fruit will enhance the collagen production from the basal layer of the skin cells and will give you soft supple skin. Antioxidant in orange also helps in removing the dead skin off the skin.
7. Bliss for your visionary organs
Vitamin A is a blessing for your eyes. You may be glad to know that oranges are a source of vitamin A. The carotenoid lutein and xanthenes help in keeping the age-related macular degeneration disease aside. Oranges also help in keeping the mucous membrane of eyes moist and intact.
8. Oranges favor you in fertility
The lifestyle and habits of young generation offer lead to infertility in men and women. however, the One orange can work wonders for you. Oranges are known to improve sperm quality and vitality and folic acid in oranges increases the concentration of sperm leading to more chances of your partner getting conceived.
9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not a big deal with Oranges
Oranges benefit not only the upper body but it also has its share of benefits towards lower body area when it comes to constipation: Orange is surrounded by white fibrous layer in between the orange peel and pulpy fruit. It is also called as ‘Pith’.
The path improves the digestion process and the fruit also has soluble and insoluble minerals which leads to better digestion and reduce the transit time of feces and avoids straining and constipation. Not only the fruit but the peel of orange also has tremendous benefits. It is widely used in peel mask and peels facial. The chef’s in restaurant adds orange peel as a savory which enhances your taste buds.
Orange with its umpteen benefits has served its purpose to grace your dining table, kitchen shelf or your handbag. It is always recommended that wholesome fruit serves its value better than the preservative added to juice or processed jams or jellies can do.
So, next time when you find these yellow red mixture color fruit placed in a pyramid in the market, just become impulsive and add them to your shopping list.