Health Benefits of Oranges - The Super Citrus Fruit

Tasty Fruit

There are many pleasing tastes among the wide variety of fruits with oranges being among the most delicious and appealing. They are bursting with juicy flavor and full of health boosting vitamin C which has numerous benefits for our bodies. Including this fruit regularly in your eating habits can help protect you from illnesses and much more. There's great reason this natural food is looked at so highly as well when it comes to treating cold symptoms. Let's see what else this tasty fruit can do when included more often into our diets.

Power of Citrus

Oranges are even shown to help control blood pressure levels.
Oranges are even shown to help control blood pressure levels. | Source

Quality Nutrients

Oranges are an incredibly useful fruit in the pursuit of improving our health. They feature a versatile mix of quality vitamins and minerals with many benefits. Oranges contain Vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, folate, potassium, antioxidants, flavonoids, as well as trace amounts of other vitamins and minerals. Oranges can be a satisfying inclusion in smoothies and other desserts, enjoyed as a 100 percent juice, or simply eaten by themselves.

Protection For Your Heart

Oranges contain a high amount of vitamin C and powerful flavonoids which are both shown to help protect and improve the health of your heart. Heart disease is a preventable illness. If a person begins to include fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet, they can help reduce their risks. When enjoying the delicious taste of a juicy orange you can take comfort in the fact you are nourishing your heart with valuable nutrition.

Vitamin C is a powerful ally in improving the health and efficiency of your immune system. Eating oranges can supply you with a healthy dose of this nutrient.

Great For Skin

The antioxidant beta carotene can help protect your skin from free radical damage. Oranges are good for keeping your skin moisturized and nourished with vitamins and minerals. Having good intake of quality nutrients is important for good skin especially when combined with a natural skin care routine. Drinking water regularly is another way to access these benefits and oranges have a high water content.

Healthy Snack

Oranges have many health boosting benefits including protecting your heart. This fruit is excellent as a smart snack.
Oranges have many health boosting benefits including protecting your heart. This fruit is excellent as a smart snack. | Source

Blood Purifying Properties

Oranges contain vitamin B6 and iron which are helpful in the production of hemoglobin. These nutrients purify the blood which is one of the most impressive benefits of this fruit. Having increased oxygen carrying capacity in our blood stream helps us achieve a higher state of health and can help ward off illnesses.

Treats Inflammation

Inflammation within the body can lead to hazardous effects if not properly addressed and treated. Oranges are known to feature anti-inflammatory properties which can help bring relief and ease the pains related to arthritis and stiff joints. If you have concerns about inflammation then include oranges as a regular inclusion in your diet to help combat this condition.

Importance of Buying Organic

Purchasing organic fruits is becoming a more widely accepted alternative to the pesticide laced non organic fruits. Until laws are put into place to prevent the use of these incredibly harmful chemicals being used on our goods, sticking to organic is the only way to get around this, unless you are fortunate enough to grow fruits by yourself. Organically grown fruits contain a better balance of nutrients and become what they were intended to be, a rich resource of natural nutrition. Thank you for reading and if you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of other fruits and vegetables, please visit my profile or the links below.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Now you come to my favorite fruit finally eh! Sweet Hub.. I am falling in for your researched writing and information!... great hub!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Your support is very appreciated my friend. Oranges are one of my absolute favorite fruits, thank you Rahul (:


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DAWNEMARS 4 years ago from The Edge of a Forest in Europe

Great read. Healthy living and eating is a great topic to write about. Good choice. Voted up! Thanks for sharing this with us all.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you DAWNEMARS, every little positive change adds up. Thanks for reading (:


wwolfs 4 years ago

Nice hub. Oranges really have many health benefits and are a great fruit. This is definitely a good source of vitamin C. Thanks for sharing this important information.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thanks for reading wwolfs. Oranges have always been my favorite fruit, I'm glad you enjoyed the hub (:

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