The benefits of eating oranges may surprise you.
One orange contains 85 calories, it has no fat cholesterol or sodium. To benefit from this fruits’ vitamin C content, you should aim to eat up to two oranges a day. If you are not a fruit eater, you could try capsules.
Studies show that they are good for you for many reasons:
- Boosts the immune system
- Is good for your eyes (it keeps mucus membranes healthy)
- Helps to prevent aging of your skin (which is why it is quite often used in face masks and creams
- Helps with your brain development
- Oranges contain D-limonene that is known to play a part in preventing skin, lung and breast cancer
- Can aid with the prevention of constipation
- Can prevent hair loss due to its Vitamin C content
- Improves sperm quality
- Fibre content helps to keep track of sugar levels on the body
- The fleshy bit is very nutritious too because it contains hesperidin.
If you are pregnant or taking other medicines, you should seek the advice of your GP before consuming.
How should I take it:
- Fresh Oranges can be used in cooking
- Squeezed over pancakes for a dessert
- Sliced or squeezed into a cup of hot water
- Sliced or squeezed into a cup of hot water and mixed with lemon, pineapple juice and Manuka honey
- Peeled and eaten raw (and you don’t need to drink water directly afterwards to rinse your mouth as you would with lemons)
- One Vitamin C capsules once a day (always read the label)
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