HEALTH BENEFITS OF ORANGE
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ORANGE

Other names of  Orange  –

  • Citrus aurantium ( Botanical name )
  • Kichili pazham ( Tamil ) 

 

Calories (energy) in  Orange :   48 K. cal / 100 gm

 

Major Nutrients Present  in  Orange:

 

 

 

 

Health Benefits of  Orange:

  • Helps to prevent cancer such as skin, lungs, breast, stomach, and colon cancers.
  • Prevents kidney diseases and reduces the risk of kidney stones.
  • Reduces risk of liver cancer.
  • Helpful in lowering cholesterol.
  • Boost heart health.
  • Lowers risk of diseases.
  • Fights against viral infections.
  • Helps in reducing constipation.
  • Help create a better vision.
  • Regulate high blood pressure.
  • Protect skin as it contains powerful antioxidants.

 

Points of Caution:

  • Excessive intake of orange  can cause tooth decay and high acid content can wear away enamel.
  • Can cause problems with insulin or weight gain.

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REFERENCES:
Major Nutrients Present- Nutritive Value of Indian Foods from National Institute of Nutrition.

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