Orange have a very interesting history. The first set of oranges were grown in the north eastern part of India, southeast Asia and the south of China. They were first cultivated in China in 2500 BC. It was in first century AD, that Roman took young orange trees from India to
Oranges contain vitamin C, fiber, potassium and choline, which are all good for your heart, so the fruits may give your ticker a big boost. Potassium, an electrolyte mineral, is vital for allowing electricity to flow through your body, which keeps your heart beating.
Oranges have amazing health benefits and here are some of the them:
Protects the Eyes And Improves Vision
Eating foods rich in Vitamin A can contribute to maintaining healthy eyes. Oranges are a decent source of Vitamin A, which along with other bioflavonoid compounds help to protect the eyes from macular degeneration, cataracts and even blindness due to deterioration of vision. When oranges are added to the diet, they offer adequate protection to the membranes lining the eyes and may be useful in promoting vision and maintaining eye health for years.
Enhances Sexual libido
Oranges may have mild aphrodisiac properties which can be used to enhance libido in both males and females. When used regularly, it may solve sexual problems like erectile dysfunction and decreased libido. Oranges may also increase the secretion of the sex hormones and
improve sex drive and erection potency thereby enhancing your sex life.
prevents skin damage
Anti-oxidants in oranges help protect skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging. An orange a day can help you look young even at 50!
Keeps blood pressure under check
Oranges, being rich in Vitamins B6, help support the production of hemoglobin and also help keep blood pressure under check due to the presence of magnesium.
Safeguards against constipation
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.
Lowers the risk of cancer
Oranges contain 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 – 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 with Vitamin C
STEPHANIE E. HEMEN