Life in lockdown is just like a non- juicy orange. And that's why when we talk about the taste of oranges, the first thing that comes to our mind is the tangy flavor. The tangy flavor makes it delicious and yum. In addition, to being delicious, oranges offer a wide variety of nutrients that keeps us healthy. Delicious and healthy sounds perfect. Right?
Eating oranges give you better skin, boosts your immune system, keeps your cholesterol low, and reduces the risk of certain diseases like cancer, kidney stones, ulcers, and rheumatoid arthritis.
The first thing youngsters keep track of is their calorie intake. Since oranges contain just 60 calories, this fruit becomes a preferable option for health-conscious people. Along with caloric benefits, it also provides us with a lot of nutritional benefits. The variety of nutrients orange offers are-
Vitamin C (70 mg), Fiber (3g), Sugar(12g), protein(1g), Vitamin A (14mg), potassium(181mg) and 6% of daily recommended amount of calcium.
Fiber helps in keeping your cholesterol low, healthier bowel movements,s and preventing ulcers. Fiber is a "superfood" for a diabetic patient as it slows down the pace of sugar absorption.
The sugar available in oranges is all-natural. It is way healthier than the one we get from artificial food like candies, ice creams, etc.
Oranges are loaded with vitamin C. Vitamin C is required by the white blood cells to prevent your body from infection, resulting in a good immune system. It is a powerful antioxidant, which helps in the prevention of chronic diseases.
Protein is a building block of the human body. It helps in repairing and building tissues.
Potassium is vital for the healthy functioning of the nervous system. It helps in lowering blood pressure and protects against stroke.
Having discussed the benefits of orange, orange peel cannot be ignored. Along with the pre-mentioned benefits, the peel also helps in weight loss, and whitening of teeth and works as an anti-inflammatory and antiallergic agent.