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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Top Health Benefits of Oranges

Orange fruit is one of the best gifts of nature. This fruit offers a lot of health benefits for your body. Its native to Southern China. There are many varieties of this fruit. The more important forms are loose-skinned and tight-skinned oranges. The first one is very popular in India, known as Narangi and the second form is largely used in Europe. Its highly rich in  vitamin C , B and A and calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, sulfur and chlorine. The consumption of this fruit immediately produces energy in the body. In many languages, this fruit is popular with the name of 'Chinese Apple'. Check its main health favors in this outlook:

Weight control

- This fruit is low in calories and high in fiber content. So it keeps your stomach 'full' without increasing your weight. So it makes a fine remedy to lose those extra pounds from your body.

Blood pressure control- If you suffer from high blood pressure then you may face the problems of a stroke, hypertension and coronary heart disease. Oranges contain a good amount of potassium which helps in the regulation of high blood pressure.

Diabetes prevention- 
This fruit has a low glycemic index which does not allow an increase in the blood sugar level when you eat it. So it helps to regulate the problem of diabetes.

Strong immunity- 
Orange juice is extremely beneficial for treating the problems of cold, flu and fever. It builds a strong immunity which helps your body to fight off with the infections that cause these disorders.

Inflammation- Due to the anti-inflammatory nature of this fruit, it helps to treat the problems of stiff joints and arthritis.

Cancer prevention- This fruit contains certain compounds which are called limonoids. They help to treat the diseases of stomach cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, mouth cancer and skin cancer.

Digestive health- If you take oranges in routine then they relieve the trouble of constipation. Their high fiber content helps to maintain a regularity of bowel movements.

Other benefits- The presence of phytochemicals and flavonoids in this fruit help to prevent the formation of blood clots and various tumors.

Skin health- To maintain a healthy skin, you need to take orange peels and rub them on your skin. Keep it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with fresh water.

For Culinary Use- Oranges are used in making marmaledes, cakes, puddings, juices and best of all, eaten raw !!

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