Oranges are one of the world's well-known fruits taken into the body day in and day out. Oranges are healthy source of fibre, antioxidants, vitamin c,folate, etc.
Well, in this article, you are going to know some multiple health benefits of eating oranges.
Human studies indicate that regular consumption of oranges is beneficial for the health and well-being of individuals, some are;
1. Prevention of kidney stones: oranges are a good source of citric acid which are believed to help prevent kidney stone formation. Potassium citrate, which is Rich in citric acid is often prescribed to patients with kidney stones. Citrates in oranges have been studied to have similar effects. So it's advisable to take in oranges to prevent kidney stones rather than taking in potassium citrate to cure kidney stones.
2. Anaemia prevention: anaemia is a condition characterized by low levels of red blood cells or haemoglobin which result in the decease of red blood cells and their ability to carry oxygen. It is often caused by iron deficiency.
Although oranges are not a good source of iron, they are an excellent source of organic acids such as vitamin c also knownas ascorbic acid and citric acid. Both vitamin c and citric acid can increase your body's absorption of iron from the digestive tract.
In nutshell, oranges are not rich in iron but they protect against anaemia by increasing your iron absorption.
3. Protection of the heart : Heart disease is currently the world's most common cause of premature death. Some chemicals such as flavonoids and hesperidin present bin oranges have protective effects against heart disease.
Clinical studies in humans note that daily intake of oranges for about a month has a blood-thinning effect and may reduce blood pressure significantly.
Fibres also seem to play a major role. Intake of isolated fibres from citrus fruits has been shown to decrease blood cholesterol levels. Taken together, it likely that regular consumption of oranges may help lower your risk of heart disease.
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