Oranges are one of the cheapest and most common fruit in Nigeria today. They also add many benefits to one’s health.
Here are five reasons you should take more oranges;
1. Oranges increase water consumption for the day
One orange is the equivalent of half cup of water. Men are supposed to take roughly four litres of water, and women should drink about three litres of water in a day.
Drinking enough water helps your metabolism, organs, helps with weight loss and gives you energy.
2. Protects the skin
Oranges contain Vitamin C. Topical Vitamin C or oral Vitamin C works like magic on your skin. They protect the skin from free radicals that can cause wrinkles and skin damage.
3. Protects the eyes
Oranges possess carotenoids, and this keeps the mucus membrane healthy thus maintaining almost perfect eyesight.
Macular degeneration also affects eyesight as people age; oranges reduce damage ageing brings.
4. Lowers blood pressure
Another nutritional component of oranges is Vitamin B6 and magnesium. These nutrients promote good blood health. Vitamin B6 increases the production of haemoglobin which regulates blood pressure.
5. Helps with constipation
Oranges are a source of soluble and insoluble fibre. If you are feeling constipated or have irritable bowel, oranges help with the smooth running of the stomach.