Major Health Benefits Of Eating Oranges

Major Health Benefits Of Eating Oranges

Oranges do have an interesting story. The first set of this fruit was grown in the north eastern part of India, south of China and south eastern part of Asia. It was first cultivated in China in 2500 BC. Later this fruit started growing all over the world. But the sweetest version of this fruit is known and Valencia or the bloody orange.


This fruit is known to have a lot of health benefits and so if one is thinking of sending fruit basket to Pakistan, then they must include oranges in it.

Oranges can be used as a part of healthy diet program and in many dishes it can be used as an active ingredient as well. Here are some major benefits of the fruit.

High on Vitamin C

This fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin C and so it provides a good range of this in a human body. When one intakes good amount of Vitamin C, it means that they can reduce the risk of colon cancer as it helps to get the free radicals that can cause the damage. Vitamin C is also vital for the proper function of a healthy immune system and it is good for preventing colds and preventing repetitive ear infections.

Prevents skin damage

Oranges do have a lot of anti oxidants in it and it helps to protect the skin from free radical damages that are the major causes or the signs of ageing. It helps to remove the fine lines and black patches under the eyes as well.

Keeps blood pressure in check

Oranges are also very rich in Vitamins B6 and so in turn it helps to support the production of haemoglobin and also helps to keep blood pressure under control due to the presence of magnesium in it.

Lowers cholesterol level

According to many studies there is a class of compounds that are found in citrus fruits and they have a strong potential to lower the cholesterol level more effectively than some other prescribed medicines. So it is a very natural way to keep cholesterol in check.

Controls blood sugar level

Fibre in oranges help to keep blood sugar levels under control and so those who are suffering from diabetes, this can be very helpful. Also, oranges have simple sugars. The natural fruit sugar in oranges which is fructose can help keep blood sugar levels from rising too high after eating. Its glycemic index is 40 and which means it is low in sugar. But one should not eat too many oranges at a time.

Lowers the risk of cancer

Oranges do contain D- limonene which is a compound that is mostly used to prevent lung, skin and breast cancers. Also Vitamin C and anti oxidants present in this fruit helps in fighting the cancer. The fibrous nature of the fruit also makes it cancer protective.

Alkalizes the body

While the basic nature of oranges is acidic before you actually digest them, they have a lot of alkaline minerals that play a role in the process of digestion.

So when sending fruit basket to Pakistan; especially in winter oranges are must.

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