During this COVID-19 period, It is adviced by nutritionists for humans globally to consume more oranges which contains Vitamin C that heals infections, fights virus, premature ageing, ulcers, cancers,piles, dental caries, common cold and Nephritis.
Oranges are known to have several health benefits and is among the most popular fruits around the world which makes you look 10-years younger.
Nowadays orange juice is an integral part of a healthy breakfast thus promoting a healthy start of the day. They’re mainly available in two categories — sweet and bitter, with the former being the type most commonly consumed. Generally an orange should have smoothly textured skin and be firm and heavy for its size. These will have higher juice content than those that are either spongy or lighter in weight.
Health Benefits Of Oranges During COVID-19
Source Of Vitamin C
Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. They play a vital functions of all glands and organs. One orange offers 116.2 per cent of the daily value for vitamin C. Good intake of vitamin C is associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer as it helps to get of free radicals that cause damage to our DNA. This vitamin is also necessary for maintenance of bones and proper functioning of the adrenal and thyroid glands.
Healthy immune system
Vitamin C, which is also vital for the proper function of a healthy immune system, is good for preventing colds and preventing recurrent ear infections.
Makes You Look 10-Years Younger
The ascorbic acid in oranges enhances the absorption of iron. It is needed for buoyant health, vitality and endurance during the Ramadan isolation. Oranges consists of Anti-oxidants which helps in protecting and clears the skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging.
Oranges gives a fresh complexion looks and healthy gums and teeth. An orange a day can help you look 10-years younger!
Maintains Blood Pressure
If you have been diagnosed of hypertension, taking Oranges in this Ramadan isolation can improve and normalise your blood pressure reading to 120/80. being rich in Vitamins C, regular intake of Oranges regulates the blood pressure and prevents haemorrhages, deterioration in collagen, anaemia and premature ageing.
Oranges also support the production of haemoglobin and also help keep blood pressure under check due to the presence of magnesium.
According to nutritionist expertise, oranges have the potential to lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription coventional drugs without side effects. Oranges have be known for an alternative therapy for weightloss and looking 10-years younger.
Regulates Blood Sugar Level In The Body
If you have been diagnosed of diabetes, dont panic about fasting during this Ramadan Kareem, You should involve orange juices as one of your evening meals at the break of your fasting as the fibrers in oranges helps in regulating the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Making oranges as an healthy snack is advisable by nutritionists during this Ramadan isolation. Moreover, oranges have simple sugars. The natural fruit sugar in oranges, fructose, can help keep blood sugar levels from rising too high after eating to normal level. Its glycemic index is 40 and normally whatever foods fall under 50 are considered to be low in sugar. However, that does not mean you go about eating too many oranges in one go. Eating too much can spike insulin and may even lead to weight gain which can pose a serious threat to your health management during thid Ramadan Kareem.
Lowers the risk of cancer
According to nutritionist, an orange a day cut the risk of cancer by 50%. Oranges consists of D- limonene, a compound that is touted to prevent cancers like lung cancer, skin cancer and even breast cancer. Vitamin C and antioxidants present in oranges are both important to build body’s immunity which we all need to prevent ourselves from contracting COVID-19 during this Ramadan isolation.
They help in fighting cancer. The fibrous nature of the fruit also makes it cancer protective. According to a study, up to 15 per cent of cancer cases happen because of mutations in the DNA, which can be prevented by intake of Vitamin C.
Alkalizes The Body
While the basic nature of oranges is acidic before you actually digest them, they have a lot of alkaline minerals that play a role in the process of digestion. This property of oranges is similar to that of lemons, which are without doubt among the most alkaline foods.
For Better Eye Health
Oranges are a rich source of carotenoid. The Vitamin A present in them play an important role in keeping the mucus membranes in the eyes healthy. Vitamin A is also responsible to prevent age-related mascular degeneration, which in extreme cases can lead to blindness. It also helps eyes to absorb the light.
Oranges have both soluble and insoluble fibre. This helps in keeping your intestines and stomach function smooth, preventing irritable bowel syndrome. Additionally, the fibre helps treat constipation to a greater extent.
Summary About Oranges
Oranges like most citrus fruits, produce more juice when warmer — juice them when they are at room temperature. Rolling the orange under the palm of your hand on a flat surface will also help to extract more juice. Vitamin C gets destroyed fast when exposed to air, so eat an orange quickly once cut up.
History About Oranges
Oranges have a very interesting history. The first set of oranges was grown in the north eastern part of India, southeast Asia and the south of China. Orange is a fruit of various citrus species in the family of Rutaceae. They are first cultivated in China in 2500 BC. It was in first century AD, that Roman took young orange trees from India to Rome.
The sweetest variety of oranges are Valencia, bloody orange, Navel and the Persian variety that every fasting Muslim observing these Ramadan Kareem should consume every evening in breaking their Fasting.
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