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Discover the nutritional qualities of oranges

Orange , a seasonal fruit in autumn and winter that cannot be missing in any house during these months. The oranges can be taken at breakfast, as a dessert and as a healthier snack between meals throughout the day. It is preferable to take the whole orange, since, if we only drink the orange juice, we would be losing the fiber, and it has too many properties and benefits for our health not to take advantage of it.

There are different types or varieties of oranges based on which we can allocate them to one use or another. This fruit can be consumed fresh as it is, in juice, used in recipes for savory dishes, in jam, candied, added to cakes and muffins, in sauces, cakes, etc. But the best way to eat orange to take advantage of its benefits is to take a piece of fresh and organic fruit.

Do you like to take care of yourself? If your goal is to have good health and you like to be well, choose organic fruits and vegetables and take care of yourself from the outside with BIO hygiene and cosmetic products . Remember that ECO food is the best for you and the planet.

The orange is a fruit that can last longer in storage than other fruits that are more delicate and should be consumed immediately in the following days after purchase.

Nutritional value of oranges

For every 100 grams of orange, 89 g are of water, 9 g of carbohydrates, almost one gram of protein and 0 grams of fat. As for the fiber of the orange, it has 2 grams, as long as the whole piece is taken, because if we prepare it in juice, the fiber remains in the pulp.

The orange contains minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, iron, zinc, iodine, and selenium.

The most abundant vitamins in orange are C, niacin or B3, E, thiamine or B1, pyridoxine or B6, riboflavin or B2, carotenes, retinol and folic acid or B9.

Oranges provide 38 calories per 100 grams.

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Health benefits of consuming oranges

They are a fruit with antioxidant action.

The habitual consumption of orange has a cardioprotective effect.

This fruit helps us maintain regularity to go to the bathroom and helps prevent constipation.

Oranges, being rich in water, have a diuretic action. Through urine we eliminate toxins and waste products that are in our body.

It favors the proper functioning of our immune system.

The fiber in the orange causes the carbohydrates to be absorbed little by little, avoiding spikes in blood sugar. These are especially important for people with type II diabetes.

Orange helps keep our intestinal tract in good condition, which is important to prevent diseases of the small intestine and of portions of the large intestine such as the colon.

Regular consumption of oranges helps to take care of our eyesight, our bones and our teeth.

Oranges, by stimulating collagen production, help us to have younger skin and delay the appearance of wrinkles. They also accelerate wound healing and the healing process.

But although oranges are known to have a lot of vitamin C , below you can see a table from the article Foods rich in vitamin C in which you can see that there are many other foods with a higher content of vitamin C. In addition, in the mentioned article you can see more information such as the daily recommendation of vitamin C.

foods rich in vitamin c

Contraindications of consuming oranges

For people with hiatal hernia, gastric or duodenal ulcer, gastritis, cholelithiasis and gallstones, the consumption of orange is discouraged and in some cases it is allowed to consume it in small amounts together with other foods, depending on the tolerance of each person.

 

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