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The Importance of Oranges: Why You Should Eat These Fruit Everyday

Some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet are fruits. They're rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And if you don't like to eat your fruits, try drinking them in juice form. About 75 percent of adults don't eat enough fruits everyday, according to the Department of Agriculture. And 50 percent eat too much sodium, which can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Expert Insight: "Fruits are particularly good for you," says registered dietitian Cara Anselmo. It's best to eat a variety of fruits each day, including citrus fruits such as oranges, she says.

We can thank the ocean winds for this fruit's worldwide movement. They carried seeds in the guts of birds and bats from island to island. Today, oranges are prized treats in Jamaica, Venezuela, Brazil, and China. Even arid Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia have hot, sunny climates that support orange trees.

A healthy diet is filled with the nutrients we need to live healthy lives. Fresh fruits and vegetables have lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants -- nutrients that help protect your body from disease and aging. Eating a diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables lowers your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other illnesses.

Each variety of orange is a little different than those around it. Some have thin skin while others have thick skin. Some have pulp while others are seedless.

Vitamin C or as we call it the "miracle vitamin" can be found in the citrus fruits, especially oranges. Research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C reduces the risk of developing certain types of cancers, heart attacks, arthritis, cataracts, and even the common cold. It is a water-soluble vitamin and any excess amount is excreted by the body without any storage.

Conclusion

It is very important to add this fruit to your dailiking diet. You can benefit many things when you eat more fruits.

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