Orange-The Wholesome Fruit

Natural Benefits And Curative Properties Of Oranges

Oranges are a wholesome and convenient to eat fruit. they are high in vitamin C and fiber, rich in natural sugars for quick energy and contain a number of compounds that help to prevent cancer and heart disease. The vitamins and other compounds have been shown to be very effective antioxidants which are able to block free radicals before they can damage and harm cells, and prevent the clogging of arteries and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

Besides vitamin C, oranges have been found to contain several compounds such as limonene, limonene glycoside and hesperidins which are even more powerful antioxidants than vitamin C. In laboratory studies, researchers have found that the compound hesperidins could help to stop inflammation without damaging the delicate stomach lining.

 

Laboratory studies in several countries have shown that limonene in oranges can help block certain cancers and reduce the size of the tumors.

 

The vitamin C in oranges is important not only in controlling harmful free radicals but also in helping to heal and to boost immunity. It also helps the body to absorb iron and is therefore important for women who lose iron and blood during menstruation.

 

The fiber in oranges adds bulk to the stool and helps to relieve problems like constipation, hemorrhoids and reduce the risk of colon cancer. It can also help to lower cholesterol. 

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