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Benefits of Orange And Its Side Effects

Phytochemicals in oranges help to fight cancer. Mandarin oranges have anti-carcinogenic properties. They also help to lower cholesterol levels while the potassium content help your heart to function properly. Consumption of this fruit also help to fight viral infections and protect your body against various diseases. They regulate high blood pressure, relieve constipation, improve vision and protects your skin.

Benefits of Orange And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Orange
Nutritional Value of Orange
Health Benefits of Orange
Takes care of your heart
Prevents arthritis
Helps regulate high blood pressure
Helps fight cancer
Good for your kidneys
Keeps your bones and teeth strong and helps fight against viral infections
Good for pregnant women and nursing mothers
Improves blood circulation and also eliminates bad breathe
It is an aphrodisiac
Acts as cholagogue
Uses of Orange
Side-Effects & Allergies of Orange
Cultivation of Orange

Orange

Orange is technically a cross between pomelo and the mandarin and in the scientific sense they are considered to be berries. The fruit is divided into carpels which are surrounded by leathery, pocked peel which also is very nutritious. An orange has over 170 different phytochemicals and more than 60 flavonoids that provide us with a host of health benefits. Oranges are naturally sweet, there are a number of different types and can be used in a number of different ways.

Nutritional Value of Orange

Oranges contain a large number of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. They are very low in carbohydrates, fats and calories. They are rich in potassium and also contain other minerals like phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, selenium and copper. Oranges also have choline and anti-oxidants like zeaxanthin and carotenoids. They also contain vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid and folate.

Health Benefits of Orange

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Orange
Health Benefits of Orange

Takes care of your heart

Oranges are rich in fiber, potassium, Vitamin C and choline – all of which support heart health. If you want to reduce the risks o cardiovascular diseases, it is vital for you to reduce the intake of sodium and increase that of potassium. Thus oranges, containing high content of potassium, reduce the risks of strokes, preserve bone mineral density, protects against loss of muscle mass and even prevents the formation of kidney stones.

Prevents arthritis

Consumption of orange juice helps to prevent inflammation and thereby helps treat arthritis. Oranges have anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Helps regulate high blood pressure

Oranges contain the flavonoid hesperidin that helps to regulate high blood pressure. The blood pressure regulatory property of oranges is also due to the presence of magnesium.

Helps fight cancer

Oranges are rich in Vitamin C which is actually a very powerful anti-oxidant. Vitamin C tends to act against the harmful free radicals of our body. These free radicals act on the healthy cells of our body and transform them into cancerous ones. Thus consumption of oranges help to prevent various types of cancer like lung cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer and breast cancer.

Good for your kidneys

If you are suffering from kidney related ailments, you can incorporate orange juice in your diet. Orange juice helps to prevent kidney diseases and even reduces the risks of kidney stones.

Keeps your bones and teeth strong and helps fight against viral infections

If you are worried about your bones and teeth getting weak when you approach old age, you can include oranges in your diet. Oranges contain good amounts of calcium that are beneficial for your bones and teeth and help to keep them healthy and strong. The flavonoids and polyphenols in oranges also protect our body against harmful diseases.

Good for pregnant women and nursing mothers

Oranges are good sources of folate. Thus pregnant women will find it beneficial to include this fruit in their diet as folate intake facilitates the development of a healthy fetus. Similarly, nursing mothers can consume orange peel tea which helps to treat and prevent mastitis.

Improves blood circulation and also eliminates bad breathe

Consumption of oranges help to improve blood circulation and also help its flow through the lymphatic system. Improvement in blood circulation helps to deal with stress, nervousness and insomnia. Orange juice helps to reduce bad breathe and thus takes care of your oral hygiene.

It is an aphrodisiac

Oranges have mild aphrodisiac properties and thus help to treat various sexual problems. You can consume oranges if you are suffering from frigidity, erectile problems, disinterest in sex, decreased libido and impotence.

Acts as cholagogue

Oranges facilitate the secretion of hormones and other juices from different glands of our body like endocrine and exocrine glands. This secretion helps in the promotion of digestive juices and enzymes, bile hormones, menstruation and lactation.

Uses of Orange

Oranges have a number of interesting uses. Orange peel tea helps to prevent mastitis in nursing mothers and also helps to remove bad breathe and improve dental hygiene. Oranges have aphrodisiac properties and thus helps to deal with sexual problems like erectile problems, frigidity, disinterest in sex and decreased libido. Oranges help to treat dark spots and blemishes, acne and also whitens skin and provide a lot of anti-aging benefits. Orange juice is also used as a conditioner and also stimulates hair growth.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Orange

Oranges are rich in potassium and too much consumption can be detrimental for the functioning of the kidneys. Oranges should taken with caution by people on beta-blockers as this medication causes potassium levels to increase in blood. People suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux disease should be careful while consuming oranges due to the high acidic content of this fruit.

Cultivation of Orange

The earliest reported cultivation of oranges was in Sicily, Calabria and southern Spain in 1525. The first wild ancestors of this fruit were found in Australia and New Guinea. It is also believed that citrus fruits like oranges were consumed in China during the Stone Age as well. From China and India,it spread to West Asia, Central Asia and East Africa. Oranges can be found in an Egyptian tomb painting from 1000 B.C.

Mandarin oranges grow in all frost-free tropical and sub-tropical regions. A temperature range of 10-35 degrees centigrade and annual rainfall of 100-120 cm are required for the plant to grow properly. This fruit can be cultivated in a wide variety of soils. This plant requires the land to be thoroughly ploughed and leveled.

Popular Questions & Answers

How to filter liver and kidney by using home remedies is it necessary to do exercise? Please advice

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, PhD
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello Eating healthy food and adding regular exercise to your daily routine is the best solution to keep your liver and kidney healthy. Garlic is indeed very good cleanser of toxins. Add turmeric powder to your food daily, avocados are also found to be beneficial. You must eat 2-3 avocados every weak, fruits like apple, grapes, oranges are also very good for this purpose. Drink plenty of water daily and take green tea too. And exercise is very essential too. Sitting for prolonged hours or having a sedentary lifestyle is a big drawback nowadays in work. Kindly follow a strict exercise like a walk for at least half an hour daily. Tc.
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What is th best precautions and healthy diet during the any operation. Please advice

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
1. Lean Protein Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, plays an important role in knitting tissue back together. Typical protein intake is around 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. But, after surgery, the demands for protein are much higher, especially if you have incisions to repair. Aim to get 1.5 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, target 102 to 136 grams of protein per day. That’s 25-30 grams per 3 meals and 14-23 grams per 2 snacks. Getting extra protein doesn’t mean eating more red meat. Excellent lean protein sources include eggs, fish, turkey, beans and legumes. Whey protein like LeanBiotics RS™ Meal Replacement is a tasty and convenient way to boost your protein intake. Whey protein is easily mixed with water (or soy, almond, rice or cashew milk) or incorporated into a smoothie. Check out our Green Smoothie recipe. 2. Fermented Dairy Antibiotics are routinely prescribed after surgery to prevent infection. While antibiotics kill bad bugs, they also decimate the beneficial bacteria that line your digestive tract. Beneficial bacteria help digest your food and manufacture vitamins plus play a key role in immune system function. Repopulate your digestive tract with fermented dairy products like kefir and yogurt. Kefir is ideal because a small serving provides upwards of 8 to 12 species with over 10 billion live and active cultures. Yogurt provides fewer species and a lower bacterial count. When choosing, read labels as the sugar content and calories are higher with flavored products. Supplementing with a broad-spectrum probiotic like Probiotic-8 also helps boost beneficial species. Just be sure to take your antibiotics separately from a probiotic. Refer to Antibiotics with Probiotics – What You Need to Know. 3. Fiber Pain medications, anesthetic agents, alterations to diet, dehydration, stress and reduced physical activity after surgery can work against your body’s normal route of elimination. Aside from drinking plenty of water, popping a few prunes each day will help get things moving along. Prunes are a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fiber which softens and adds bulk to stool. Other foods that are high in fiber include beans & legumes, apples, pears, bran flakes, oatmeal and flaxseed meal. Check out our list of top fiber sources. You can also help “move things along” by taking SurgiLax, a natural supplement that helps restore balance and regularity to your digestive system and bowel. 4. Deeply Colored Fruits The stress of surgery along with the drugs that are used during the procedure generate an increased oxidative load on the body or free-radical production. While your body uses antioxidants to reduce or eliminate these harmful molecules, the requirements are significantly higher after surgery. Boost your antioxidant intake after surgery by eating deeply colored fruits like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, and pomegranates. These fruits contain anthocyanidins, compounds that not only enhance the effects of vitamin C, but improve capillary integrity and stabilize collagen matrix. 5. Orange Fruits & Veggies Sweet potatoes are a superb source of beta carotene or pro-vitamin A which the body converts into vitamin A as needed. Vitamin A is needed for the repair and maintenance of soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin so significantly boosting your intake (up to 10,000 IUs of vitamin A and another 15,000 IUs of beta-carotene) around the time of surgery makes sense. Unlike its distant cousin the potato, sweet potatoes aren’t as starchy and provide almost 4 grams of fiber per serving. Just clean and slice a sweet potato into 1” half moons. Toss with a bit of olive oil, season with pepper and salt and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Other excellent sources of beta carotene include carrots, dark leafy greens like kale, can notaloupe, mango and dried apricots. 6. Bell Peppers & Citrus Fruit Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 340 mg per medium pepper. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cross-link collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and if you’ve had an incision, this protein is crucial to proper wound healing. Stress depletes vitamin C stores so getting extra after surgery is recommended (upwards of 900 mg a day in divided doses). Other excellent sources of vitamin C include guava, kale, citrus fruit, kiwi fruit, and broccoli. 7. Cruciferous Vegetables Having a robust immune system ensures that your body wards off infection after surgery. Vegetables that contain indoles, phytonutrients that boost immune health, include Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Have bad childhood memories of these veggies? For great flavor and quick preparation, try roasting Brussels sprouts or cauliflower. Opt for Mashed Cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes for a perfect post-surgery food that is low carb and nutritious. 8. Fungi – Mushrooms Mushrooms also support a healthy immune system. A recent study showed better-functioning gamma delta T-cells and reductions in inflammatory proteins in participants that ate a 4 oz serving of Shiitake mushrooms daily. Other immune boosting mushrooms include Maitakes and Reishi. Mushrooms are great stir fried or grilled. Or try making our easy and flavorful Mushroom Soup. Prepare ahead of time so that after surgery, all you have to do is reheat a bowl. 9. Nuts & Seeds Pumpkin, squash and sesame seeds are an excellent source of zinc. Zinc is necessary for proper immune system function. The body requires zinc to develop and activate cells that are involved in immunity. Zinc is also important to wound healing as this mineral is necessary for protein synthesis and cell growth. Oysters have the highest concentration of zinc and red meats especially beef, lamb and liver have some of the highest concentrations of zinc in food. 10. Pineapple & Papaya Pineapple and papaya contain protease enzymes that the body uses to breakdown and digest proteins. As it turns out, these enzymes (bromelain and papain) also help reduce swelling and inflammation. The downside is that bromelain is concentrated in the stem of the pineapple (that chewy part you don’t eat!). So, taking a supplement like Bromelain with Quercetin may be an easier option.

Hi my Reports are suggestive of iron deficiency anaemia, calcium deficiency with deranged liver enzymes. Also I have vitamin D deficiency However reports didn't show because 3 days back. I had my weekly dose. Pls suggest what I should include in my diet.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hi lybrate-user You did not tell the actual value how much you are deficient but certainly we will help you in telling diet which can help you alleviate the deficiency You should take- Fish, meat ,tofu fish Green leafy vegetables Pulses and beans Jaggery Egg yolk Raw milk Dried apricot, raisins and prunes Eat it it Vit c rich product like orange juice and strawberries Broccoli Cheese Yogurt Soybeans and expose your bare skin to sunlight atleast for an hour.
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Hi, I Need to increase stamina and overall strength will trimming my body. I am a regular at the gym and have also maintained a diet. Could you suggest an exercise plan as well as a low fat and high protein diet for extensive workouts?

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), bachelor Of Science in Nursing
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Ahmedabad
You should take plenty of water & juices specially rich in vitamin C & Antioxidants eg:Lemon,Orange,Amla,pineapple etc. Take proper rest n sleep. Add More Salad,Green vegetables and fresh seasonal fruits in your meal. Do Pranayama & Yoga on regular basis . your feedback matters to us. wish you happy & healthy life ahead.

I am 23 years old. I have polycystic left ovary. My left ovary has multiple small cystic lesions are seen. How to cure and how to get pregnant fast with this.

MD- Ayurvedic Pathology
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). PCOS can affect a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance. Cause of PCOS is unknown, doctors believe that hormonal imbalances and genetics play a role. Women are more likely to develop PCOS if their mother or sister also has the condition. Symptoms of PCOS typically start soon after a woman begins to menstruate for the first time. The type and severity of symptoms varies from person to person. Symptoms can be excessive hair on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes decrease in breast size deeper voice hair loss acne weight gain pelvic pain depression infertility Hormonal study, Thyroid profile, USG etc are required to rule out. Diet and Yoga are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Knowing the right foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way you feel. It will also help you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight (or losing even a small amount of weight if you’re overweight) can improve PCOS symptoms. Green, leafy vegetables Non–starchy fresh vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and carrots. Fruit like cherries, plums, pears, apples, dried apricots, grapes, coconut, coconut milk, kiwi, orange juice, prunes will be helpful. Avoid more sugary and carbohydrate foods, fast-food, preservatives containing packed foods, alcohol and coffee. Yoga can play important role in the prevention and management of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Follow the following under guidance of expert: Nadisodhan Pranayama Bhramri Pranayama Omkar Meditation Kapalbhati Bhadrasana (Butterfly pose) Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) Warrior pose (Superman pose) Chakki Chalanasana (moving the grinding wheel) Padmasana Detoxification with Panchkarma Procedures as per the condition will help you. Hope this info will help you. I would be happy to help you in your recovery.
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Popular Health Tips

Health Benefits Of Consuming Oranges!

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Health Benefits Of Consuming Oranges!

Oranges are a winter favorite and one of the most loved fruits around the world. The fruit is low in calories, it is good for the skin, the nervous system and the digestive system and it also lowers the risk of many diseases. It can be also included in our diet in several ways- from a morning snack to exotic desserts. Here are a few benefits of oranges:

1. They are good sources of vitamin C - Humans are unable to produce vitamin C endogenously, which is essential for our body and so it needs to be included in your diet. Vitamin C reduces inflammation related to arthritis, muscle injuries and also helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases by blocking the oxidation of cholesterol. Oranges are very rich in vitamin C along with other nutrients like vitamin B9, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.

2. They are an excellent source of fiber - Fiber-rich fruits like oranges have been proven to moderate the levels of blood sugar after a meal because of their natural sugar- fructose content. For this reason, diabetic patients can also have oranges without worry. Moreover, the roughage present in the fruit reduces chances of constipation and diarrhea.

3. Help prevent cancerThe fiber content in oranges can also play a significant role in keeping cancer-causing chemical components away from the colon. Moreover, vitamin C helps build the immune system so as to resist cancer cells. The antioxidants may also help with breast cancer, skin cancer, stomach cancer and lung cancer.

4. Improves the quality of sperm - A vitamin called folic acid, which is present abundantly in oranges, helps to improve the quality of human sperm and the locomotive abilities. Folic acid also protects the sperm from most kinds of genetic damage.

5. Can prevent loss of hair - Production of collagen, which is one of the most important proteins in our body, is done with the help of vitamins, especially vitamin C. Collagen keeps the tissues in the hair together. So, oranges and other foods rich in vitamin C can help keep a healthy growth of hair even in your old age.

6. Checks the formation of kidney stones - Juice of citrus fruits like orange can increase the pH value of urine and can lead to increased excretion of citric compounds from the body. This reduces the possibility of the formation of calcium oxalate stones in the kidney considerably.

7. Promotes brain development - Vitamin B9 and folic acid keep the brain healthy. The polyphenols in orange help in accelerating the learning and memory functions of the brain and facilitate neurological development in the fetus.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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4 Natural Remedies That Can Help Lower High Cholesterol!

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
4 Natural Remedies That Can Help Lower High Cholesterol!

Cholesterol is a type of fatty acid that is produced by the liver. The body uses cholesterol to perform various activities such as synthesizing of hormones, bile acid and vitamin D. The natural approach of balancing cholesterol is not only to curb the cholesterol amount, but also to strictly control diet so that the secretion of cholesterol can be curtailed.

Here are a few natural tips that can help to lower cholesterol and restore normal body function of the body:

  1. Coriander: Coriander is considered to be one of the best herbal diuretic agents. It can revitalize the kidneys and help them perform better in terms of excretion of waste. The kidney, therefore, can flush the excess cholesterol from the body. Coriander can be consumed along with food on a daily basis.
  2. Garlic: Garlic again has been known to mankind for centuries and is extremely beneficial for people suffering from high cholesterol. Two cloves of garlic on a daily basis can completely neutralize the effect of high cholesterol in the blood. Apart from freeing up arteries, garlic has multiple other health benefits.
  3. Orange juice: Drinking Orange juice is an excellent way of reducing blood cholesterol level as it contains vitamin C, folate and flavonoids. Further, as per a study published by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it is found that 750 ml of orange juice daily can help increase HDL, which is the good cholesterol in the body and it also reduces the LDL/ HDL ratio in people. 
  4. Holy basil or tulsi: Holy basil is another popular and traditional Indian hub that is extensively used to treat high cholesterol in the bloodstream. They can eliminate excess cholesterol through the kidneys. It is used for preparing multiple medicines. It is a proven medicinal herb that is very efficient in dealing with excess cholesterol in the blood. They have the ability to disintegrate cholesterol from the body. 2-3 leaves of tulsi can be consumed on a daily basis. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Benefits of Having Orange In Your Diet

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Benefits of Having Orange In Your Diet

#1 Boosts Immunity

Oranges is an excellent source of vitamin c. A single medium-sized orange can fulfil about 72% of your daily requirement for vitamin c. Since vitamin c plays a crucial role as an antioxidant by protecting your body against the damage caused by free radicals generated in the body. It therefore reduces inflammation in immune related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Although debatable, researchers suggest that vitamin c also plays an important role in strengthening immune responses of the body, protecting against recurring cold and cough or any other common infections. Here are 11 ways to include oranges in your diet.


 

#2 Helps prevent ageing of skin

There's a reason why oranges are popularly used in the beauty industry. Several beauty products including face packs, masks and creams that are available contain orange extract as a key ingredient. That's because vitamin c present in oranges also helps prevent skin damage, by eliminating free radicals. Vitamin c, being involved in synthesis of collagen, an important component to maintain skin's overall appearance and texture, prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin. Apart from vitamin c, oranges are packed with vitamin a that help keep the skin membranes healthy. Here are 8 fruit packs you can make at home for beautiful skin.


 

#3 Protects the eyes

Vitamin a in oranges helps keep mucus membranes in the eyes healthy. Available in the form of carotenoid compounds like lutein, beta carotene and zeaxanthin, vitamin a is protective against age-related macular degeneration, a vision-related condition that causes blindness. Besides, it also plays an important role in allowing your eyes to absorb the light. You may also read tomatoes- natural remedy for good vision.


 

#4 Help prevents heart disease

This is yet another health benefit of oranges which is attributed to its vitamin c level. Free radicals generated during various reactions taking place in the cells can trigger oxidation of cholesterol, causing the oxidised molecules to aggregate and stick to the walls of the arteries. This leads to build up of plaques that eventually block the arteries, causing heart attack, coronary artery disease or even stroke. Vitamin c in oranges takes care of these free radicals and neutralises them, thus playing a role in preventing heart disease. Besides they also contain flavonoids like hesperidin that lowers cholesterol level and prevents the arteries from getting blocked.


 

#5 Helps brain development

Folate/folic acid or vitamin b9 present in oranges promote brain development and keep the vital organ in mint condition. In fact, these nutrients also make orange a healthy fruit for pregnant woman as it prevents the baby from having neurological disorders later. Oranges also contain phytonutrients called polyphenols that play a role in development of learning and memory functions of the brain.


 

#6 Helps prevent cancer

Oranges contain a compound called d – limonene that has been shown to play an important role in preventing various types of cancer like lung cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, etc. Additionally, the antioxidants and vitamin c help promote the body’s immunity which helps in fighting cancer cells. Oranges are highly fibrous fruits, which contributes to its cancer-protecting effect. A study revealed that about 10 to 15 per cent of colon cancer cases are caused by mutations in the dna. These mutations can prevented by consuming vitamin c rich sources like oranges. Here are some other health benefits of vitamin c you should know


 

#7 Pevents constipation

Oranges are a very good source of soluble and insoluble fibre, which helps keep your stomach and intestines healthy by preventing problems like irritable bowel syndrome. The fibre content in them adds bulk to the digested food and reduces transit time of feces, preventing constipation and straining.


 

#8 Improves sperm quality

Death is inevitable, but our legacy may live on through our offspring. The antioxidants and vitamin c present in most fruits, including oranges improves the quality and motility of your sperm thus keeping you fertile. Another vitamin called folic acid also is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy sperms that you can obtain from oranges. It also protects the sperm from genetic damage, which might lead to birth defects.


 

#9 Great for diabetics

The rich fibre content of oranges has the ability to keep a track of sugar levels in the body, preventing diabetes. It is also a good option for those who are diabetic. Also worth mentioning is that good oranges have a sweet taste, and since diabetics aren’t allowed to eat sweets or other sugary foods, they can eat oranges to tingle their taste buds.


 

#10 Prevents hair loss

Orange has high vitamin c content which is required for producing collagen which, in turn, is responsible for keeping the tissues in your hair together. Nobody likes bald patches on their head, and eating oranges can ensure that you do not have to part with your lovely hair as you grow older.

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You Won't Throw Away Orange Peel After You Read This

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
You Won't Throw Away Orange Peel After You Read This

The juicy fruit inside appeals to your taste buds but you mindlessly throw away the skin of the fruit. Orange is a healthy fruit; it is rich in vitamin C and also contains antioxidants. The fruit has an array of uses when it comes to your overall health but its skin is not used to the fullest. Orange peel has too many benefits. It is a person's lack of knowledge about orange peel that discourages him or her from using it.

Take a look at the benefits of orange peel:

  1. Mosquitoes will no more be a problem: Apart from the threat of diseases that come along with mosquitoes; their bites can be really discomforting and even serious at times. Use orange peel powder to keep these flies at bay. You should apply orange peel on the bare parts of your body before going outdoors to prevent mosquito rashes and bites.
  2. Constipation will no more be a daily affair: Chronic constipation can be dealt with by consuming orange peel. It helps to improve your bowel movements. It can also treat other gastronomic problems like heartburn, nausea, and bloating.
  3. If lack of breath is a chronic problem: Asthma is a great impediment in the smooth functioning of one's life. The simple way of dealing with the problem is to use orange peel powder that can eliminate phlegm from a person's body, thus easing the breathing.
  4. You can take care of your skin with orange peel: An orange peel face pack can gift you a glowing skin. It is known to remedy blackheads, acne, pimples, dark circles and skin pigmentation. For desired results, you should apply an orange peel face pack at least twice a week.
  5. Bake an orange cake for your family: Orange peel acts as a wonderful flavoring agent. Add dried orange peel to a plain cake batter and pamper your taste buds with the luscious scent and flavor of orange.
  6. Live by the Chinese principle: In China, people eat orange peel to rid themselves of blood pressure related problems. Orange peel can improve the health of your heart by regulating blood circulation in your body.
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7 Benefits of Oranges

Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
7 Benefits of Oranges

Oranges are a winter favorite and one of the most loved fruits around the world. The fruit is low in calories, it is good for the skin, the nervous system and the digestive system and it also lowers the risk of many diseases. It can be also included in our diet in several ways- from a morning snack to exotic desserts. Here are a few benefits of oranges:

1. They are good sources of vitamin C - Humans are unable to produce vitamin C endogenously, which is essential for our body and so it needs to be included in your diet. Vitamin C reduces inflammation related to arthritis, muscle injuries and also helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases by blocking the oxidation of cholesterol. Oranges are very rich in vitamin C along with other nutrients like vitamin B9, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.

2. They are an excellent source of fiber - Fiber-rich fruits like oranges have been proven to moderate the levels of blood sugar after a meal because of their natural sugar- fructose content. For this reason, diabetic patients can also have oranges without worry. Moreover, the roughage present in the fruit reduces chances of constipation and diarrhea.

3. Help prevent cancer - The fiber content in oranges can also play a significant role in keeping cancer-causing chemical components away from the colon. Moreover, vitamin C helps build the immune system so as to resist cancer cells. The antioxidants may also help with breast cancer, skin cancer, stomach cancer and lung cancer.

4. Improves the quality of sperm - A vitamin called folic acid, which is present abundantly in oranges, helps to improve the quality of human sperm and the locomotive abilities. Folic acid also protects the sperm from most kinds of genetic damage.

5. Can prevent loss of hair - Production of collagen, which is one of the most important proteins in our body, is done with the help of vitamins, especially vitamin C. Collagen keeps the tissues in the hair together. So, oranges and other foods rich in vitamin C can help keep a healthy growth of hair even in your old age.

6. Checks the formation of kidney stones - Juice of citrus fruits like orange can increase the pH value of urine and can lead to increased excretion of citric compounds from the body. This reduces the possibility of the formation of calcium oxalate stones in the kidney considerably.

7. Promotes brain development - Vitamin B9 and folic acid keep the brain healthy. The polyphenols in orange help in accelerating the learning and memory functions of the brain and facilitate neurological development in the fetus.

Related Tip: Almond vs. Walnuts - Which nut is best for you??

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Table of Content

Orange
Nutritional Value of Orange
Health Benefits of Orange
Takes care of your heart
Prevents arthritis
Helps regulate high blood pressure
Helps fight cancer
Good for your kidneys
Keeps your bones and teeth strong and helps fight against viral infections
Good for pregnant women and nursing mothers
Improves blood circulation and also eliminates bad breathe
It is an aphrodisiac
Acts as cholagogue
Uses of Orange
Side-Effects & Allergies of Orange
Cultivation of Orange