Orange is a member of the citrus family. The orange trees are widely grown in tropical and subtropical climates for sweet fruits.

There are many health benefits of oranges and they are:

1. It is a good source of vitamin C – oranges provides us with 90% of vitamin C in a single serving.

2. A good source of folate and soluble fiber which helps lower cholesterol level.

3. It is rich in antioxidants like, beta carotene, carotenoids, and flavonoids which can lower risk of macular degeneration.

4. Boosts immune system.

5. Good for eye health.

6. Very high on phytonutrients which eliminates free radicals.

7. Helps prevents skin,, lung and colar cancer.

8. Rich in magnesium and hesperidin which lowers blood pressure.

9. Promotes weight loss and assist in brain development.

10. Relieves constipation and prevents ulcers and kidney stone.

11. Controls blood sugar level.

12. Prevents arteriosclerosis.

Uses of oranges

– Can be used to liven up smoothies

– can be blended into a sweet juice

– orange peels can be grated for a flavour burst

– bake inside a cake.

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