An Orange a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Orange is an citrus fruit that originated from eastern Asia in subtropical climate. The taste is sweet and sour. It is rich in antioxidant, vitamin and mineral that has a lot of health benefit to the body.
Benefit of Orange:
Rich in Vitamin C
Vitamin C is needed in the body in order to maintain a healthy immune system. It helps to fight and prevent body infection. A medium size orange contain the basic amount of Vitamin C that the body needs in a day.
High in Antioxidant
Antioxidant helps to remove free radical from the body. Example of free radical are ageing symptom, air pollution, excessive drinking of alcohol and ultra-violet ray. It helps the body to retain it youthful state of health as well as the youthful state of beauty. Consuming high antioxidant also helps to reduce the risk of cancer.
The high content of vitamin C is essential in the creation of collagen. It is a gel substance that is needed for lubrication of the joint bone. As well as giving moisture to the skin to prevent wrinkle, fine lines and dry skin.
It contain high content of citric acid which is useful is improving indigestion problem. Moreover, it aids digestion of oily and high carbohydrate food. However due to the acidic nature, over consumption of citric acid can cause gastric pain and heartburn. Citric acid together with vitamin C increase the absorption of iron. Therefore it is good to eat orange together with food that is high iron food.
High in Dietary Fiber
Dietary fiber plays a major role in the digestive health. It is a kind of insoluble substances that cannot be breakdown and absorb into the body. Fiber being consume will pass through the stomach to the large intestine. In the large intestine, fiber which is sticky at this point is able to stick up dirt and bacterial which may be toxin to the body; and it will be extracted out of the body as stool. It slows down the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrate and sugar to the blood; which help in controlling the blood sugar level. It can also help in regulating the bowel movement to reduce constipation. It also help in decreasing cholesterol in the bloodstream.
Prevent Heat Problem
It contains potassium which is able to reduce high blood pressure.