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Health benefits of Orange

Oranges

Sweet, juicy oranges often make a delicious and healthy snack. One orange contains only about 85 calories and has no fat, cholesterol or sodium and are also known for their vitamin C content.

Here are few nutritional facts about oranges:

Immune system

Oranges have high levels of vitamin C compared to tangerines. Vitamin C protects cells by scavenging and neutralising free radicals.

Free radicals may lead to chronic conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Not only may oranges help reduce the risk of chronic conditions, but they may also boost a person's immunity when dealing with everyday viruses and infections like the common cold.

Skin

Vitamin C also helps keep skin looking beautiful, by helping fight against skin damage caused by the sun and pollution. It is vital to collagen production and may help reduce wrinkles and improve the skin's overall texture.

Cholesterol

All the fibre in oranges may help lower cholesterol levels, because it picks up excess cholesterol compounds in the gut and pushes them out in the elimination process.

Diabetes

Oranges are high in fibre, which can help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes and improve blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Credit: livescience.com