Amazing Benefits of Oranges which You Never Knew

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 24, 2014

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Packed with vitamin C, this refreshing and pulpy fruit has numerous health benefits that may not be known to you. Rich in minerals and fiber, oranges can help you prevent many health related disorders.
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    Store House of Health Benefits

    It is a well-known fact that Oranges are packed with Vitamin C. But not many would know that while munching on this pulpy fruit, you were extracting numerous other health benefits too.

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    Prevents Cancer

    Packed with citrus limonoids, oranges can fight a variety of cancers like skin, lung, breast, colon and stomach.

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    Reduces Risk of Kidney Stones

    Consuming orange juice regularly can help you fight kidney diseases and prevents occurrence of stone.

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    Prevents Liver Cancer

    Oranges contain a compound known as carotenoids which reduces the risk of liver cancer. This compound is mainly found in mandrain oranges.

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    Controls Cholesterol Level

    Oranges are rich in soluble fibers which help in preventing an increase in the cholesterol levels.

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    Improves Heart Health

    Oranges contain potassium which improves the heart health and helps it function properly. A decreased potassium level in the body can lead to an abnormal heart beat.

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    Prevents Viral Infections

    The presence of polyphenols in abundance helps you protect your body from viral infections.

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    Helps Digestion

    Oranges contain dietary fibre which helps the digestive system to function properly and relive constipation.

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    Enhances Vision

    While consuming oranges you intake an ample amount of vitamin A which helps prevent macular degeneration.

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    Prevents Skin Damage

    The anti-oxidant beta-carotene present in oranges protects cells from damage and prevents skin from ageing.

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    Prevents Diabetes

    Due to their low calorie content, oranges can be consumed very often. It can very efficiently balance out the sugar levels in your blood preventing diabetes.

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