An Orange a Day

Oranges are one the best fruits to eat to get Vitamin C. There
are different types, such as navel and tangerines. It is
recommended that a person eat at least one a day. Just one
orange provides 100 percent of vitamin c. Oranges also have
zinc, vitamin a and b, potassium, folic acid, and iron, just to
name a few. Oranges have been known to help or prevent a range
of medical illnesses, such as high blood pressure and cancer. In
order to get the benefits, it is important to eat one orange a
day.

Eating oranges has been known to prevent cancer. Liminoid a
compound found in oranges has been found to prevent all types of
cancers, from breast, mouth, skin, and colon cancer. Oranges
protects cells from free radicals. It can also prevent lung,
skin, and stomach cancer. One way to prevent stomach cancer is
by drinking or eating foods that are loaded with vitamin c, such
as oranges.

Hesperidin is a flavanoid found in oranges can lower a person’s
blood pressure. Flavanoids has been known to prevent heart
disease to 50 percent.

Drinking a glass of orange juice a day can easily prevent kidney
stones. The kidney stones will not be able to form if more
orange juice is consumed.

The immune system will be able to fight infections and diseases
by consuming vitamin c. Oranges stimulate white blood cells
making the immune system strong.

A man who wants to make sure that there sperm stays healthy, it
is important for the man to drink a glass of orange juice a day
or eat an orange. It has been know that when a man gets enough
vitamin c, birth defects are lower.

Consuming oranges daily has shown to get rid of the bad LDL
cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease. A blind test
was done with the group drinking one glass of orange juice for
four weeks, then three glasses for four weeks after. Four weeks
later, the group didn’t drink any orange juice and it was shown
that the LDL didn’t change and HDL went up. With this finding,
it was shown that the group was at risk of having heart disease.
In order for someone with high cholesterol to prevent heart
disease, they need to at least eat one orange a day or drink up
to three glasses of orange juice.

Oranges are also good as a snack when trying to lose weight.
Clementine oranges are smaller oranges that are sweet and easy
to peel. They are also seedless, which makes eating them a
breeze. The sweet oranges have an enzyme called pectin, which
curbs hunger. They are a low calorie snack with the same
benefits as a bigger orange.

Even though, drinking orange juice has its benefits, it is
better to eat a whole, peeled orange. Drinking one glass of
orange juice is like eating three oranges. A person that is
trying to lose weight will become fuller eating the oranges for
a snack, instead of the juice, itself.

Author: Ben Smith