Oranges are one of the most popular citrus fruits in the world. Besides being tasty, they are also a healthy source of antioxidants, folate, thiamine, Vitamin C, and fiber.
These days, with the fast-paced life, eating oranges as a snack has become widely popular in different countries. They satisfyingly fill your stomach and at the same time provide vitamins and minerals to your body.
Let’s take a look at the advantages of including oranges in your diet:
Oranges consist of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. They contain protein, carbs, sugar, fiber, folate, thiamine, Vitamin C, potassium, and 87% water. Fat and protein are present in limited amounts in oranges, and they also have few calories.
Although these citrus fruits have simple sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose, they have a low glycemic index (GI). This measure indicates how quickly sugar can enter your bloodstream after you have a meal. Low GI values are good for diabetic patients who can’t have too much sugar in their diet.
Fiber present in oranges is responsible for improving digestive health, maintaining cholesterol levels, and contributing to weight loss. In short, oranges are a blessing for people with digestive issues.
You might not know, but eating oranges every day might lower the risk of developing heart diseases. Flavonoids, especially hesperidin, found in oranges can have a protective effect on your heart. Daily consumption of orange juice can significantly reduce blood pressure, which is good for your heart.
Iron deficiency leads to anemia. It is a condition in which the patient has low levels of hemoglobin or red blood cells, which decreases the ability to carry oxygen. Although oranges are not suitable for providing iron to your body, they are a great source of organic acids like citric acid and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Both these acids found in oranges can enhance the capability of your body to absorb iron from the digestive tract-this means they help prevent anemia, especially when eaten with iron-rich foods.
The harmful effect of eating oranges usually occurs in people having acidity problems and heartburn. There are organic acids in this fruit, such as ascorbic acid and citric acid, increasing heartburn symptoms. Rarely, few people might also have an orange allergy.
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