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Oranges. Health benefits of Oranges!

Oranges. Health benefits of Oranges!

April 7, 2016 15:17

Oranges are high in nutrients while remaining low in calories and fat. They contain fiber, folate, vitamin C, thiamine, and potassium. Citrus flavanones are a group of phytonutrients found only in citrus fruits such as oranges and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Possible health benefits of oranges include:

  • Increased protection from bacterial and viral infections
  • Increased immune function
  • Reduced cancer risk
  • Reduced risk of colon cancer
  • Protection against heart disease
  • Slows aging
  • DNA repair and protection
  • Alleviation of cardiovascular disease
  • Alleviation of hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Alzheimer's disease protection
  • Osteoporosis protection
  • Lowers blood pressure

Note: People with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) may experience an increase in symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation when consuming acidic foods such as citrus fruit.

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