Health Benefits of OrangesBenefits

• Anti cholesterol.
Recent studies indicate that a diet rich in vitamin C helps protect the heart against heart disease. Vitamin C acts together with vitamin E to prevent deterioration of LDL cholesterol caused by free radicals. Deteriorated LDL clogs arteries, causing heart disease.

• Provides vitamin C.
The recommended daily amount of vitamin C 40 mg. Oranges and their juice can provide useful inputs to these daily intakes of vitamin C.

• Relieves common cold.
A good intake of vitamin C appears to help reduce the severity of cold symptoms and reduce their duration.

• Prevents cancer.
Oranges and their juice are rich in the phytonutrient hesperetin. In several experiments, hesperetin extracts inhibited the growth of breast cancer cells and tumor formation. Hesperidin (a form of hesperitin) was helpful for the prevention of cancers of the mouth. The skin of the orange contains phytonutrients that can stop the invasion of cancer cells.

• Prevents the appearance of spina bifida.
Oranges contain folate supplements with folic acid, helps in the prevention of spina bifida. Therefore we recommend that pregnant women consume plenty of orange juice.

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