Monday, July 25, 2011

Power OF Orange

Orange, the most common citrus fruit and healthy to core which is a store house of beneficial vitamins and nutrients. One orange contains 116.2 percent of the daily requirement for vitamin C. It helps to fights free radicals and prevents cell damage. Vitamin C is more associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer and with reduced severity of inflammatory conditions like asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals. It helps prevent oxidation of cholesterol and also vital for the proper function of the immune system and helps prevent colds and recurrent ear infections. Oranges contain a wide variety of phytonutrient compounds and thus combined with vitamin C, work as effective anti-oxidants.

Citrus is most effective against mouth, larynx and pharynx and stomach cancers. Orange contains folate content that protects against heart disease and stroke.
The compounds found in the citrus fruit peels help lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs.

Oranges contain large amounts of fibre, one orange provides 12.5 per cent of the daily requirement of fibre which reduces high cholesterol levels. The fibre in oranges helps to reduce constipation or diarrhea and fructose in oranges also helps keep blood sugar levels from rising after eating. Orange juice is helpful in preventing kidney stones and relieving inflammation.

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