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5 Health Benefits Of Oranges

Oranges

Luckily for me, oranges are available throughout the entire year here in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

My educated guess is that oranges are readily available in almost every country on the face of the Earth.

According to historians, the orange had its humble beginnings in the tropical regions of Asia.

Some historians also believe that it was the Spanish colonists who were responsible for spreading this delicious citrus fruit all over the world.

I am very happy that almost everyone has access to oranges (Almost everyone can enhance their health by consuming oranges regularly).

Anyway, without further ado, I am going to tell you how healthy oranges are.

1.) The Regular Consumption Of Oranges Will Regulate Your Blood Pressure

Oranges contain potassium; that mineral is known for helping to regulate blood pressure by helping blood vessels to relax and open themselves.

Now, that is good news!

I would not mind eating oranges or drinking a few glasses of orange juice daily (Especially if it can prevent me from getting hypertension).

2.) Consuming Oranges On A Regular Basis Will Boost Your Body’s Immunity

Yes, it is true. Consuming oranges on a regular basis will give your immunity a boost; that is made possible by:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Copper
  • Selenium
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium

Those vitamins and minerals within the orange are what help to boost our immune system.

3.) Orange Consumption Can Help With Brain Development

Vitamin B9 (also known as folate) helps in promoting brain development.

Therefore, this vitamin, in particular, is good for pregnant women because it helps to prevent birth defects and it shields the infant against developing neurological abnormalities in the future.

So, where this one is concerned, thumbs up to orange consumption.

4.) Oranges Are Good For The Health Of Your Skin

The vitamin A content within oranges bolsters the skin’s outermost layers of defence.

It is also known for the prevention of scarring and acceleration of wound healing.

The blood flow to the skin can be improved by taking B complex vitamins, such as B9 and B1; which give the nutrients and oxygen required to keep the skin tone healthy.

Orange consumption will enhance the health of your skin.

5.) Consuming Oranges Regularly Can Help To Prevent You From Getting Kidney Stones

The compounds, citric acid and citrates, help to prevent the formation of kidney stones.

I do not want kidney stones.

And, you do not want kidney stones either.

You and I can both prevent the formation of kidney stones within us by consuming oranges on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, There Are Those Who Should Not Consume Oranges

While oranges may be good for some people, there are those who would suffer negative side effects if they consumed oranges.

Here is a list of the types of people who should not consume oranges:

  • People who suffer from acid reflux.
  • People who are taking anti-hyperlipidemic medicines.
  • People who have been prescribed anti-cancer medications.
  • People who have citrus allergies.

So, orange consumption is not for everyone.

Final Thoughts

The moderate consumption of oranges has its health benefits.

However, the consumption of oranges can lead to adverse reactions in some people.

If you are the type of person who goes to your doctor to check up on your health regularly, you would have an idea as to whether or not oranges are safe for you to consume (That can be done by asking your doctor if it is safe for you to eat oranges or drink orange juice).

Also, you will have to resist the urge to consume oranges if you were prescribed certain medications.

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24 thoughts on “5 Health Benefits Of Oranges

  1. Oranges are delicious. Thanks for the list of health benefits. I believe the North African conquerors of Spain brought oranges with them during their 800 year occupation of the Iberian peninsula that ended in 1492. They planted groves of oranges next to their mosques, for example. The Spaniards then took oranges to the Americas. I think I’ll make a Fake Flamenco post on the subject. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I love navels, which are available during winter. Sweet, juicy, no pips. I pretty much give up oranges in summer because I’m not a fan of Valencias, which apart from being full of pips, are quite tasteless. But then summer has all the stone fruit, berries, grapes and mangoes!

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  3. Hi Renard,

    I like oranges and orange colour.🍊

    You can see my blog completely designed in the orange.πŸ”Ά

    In fact, my profile, you’re seeing right now, has turned orange.

    What should I say the next? The world should be orange.🍊🍊

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