Rabu, 30 November 2011

Benefits of Oranges

Orange is a very popular fruit around us. For this reason, knowledge about the benefits of citrus essential for our study because the nutrients contained in citrus fruits are very good for health and can prevent various diseases.

The benefits of orange reflected in a fresh taste. Oranges contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and essential fiber that can not be produced by the body. With the content of these, one of the benefits of orange is to maintain endurance and balance the body to remain normal.Selain contain various nutrients, oranges also have benefits for preventing chronic diseases such as cancer , cataracts, and cardiovascular.


During this lime is only known to have vitamin C . In fact this fruit contains essential nutrients that are very good for the body like carbohydrates , calcium, potassium, folate, thiamin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, niacin, copper, pantothenic acid, etc..

Citrus fruits contain no fat, cholesterol , and sodium. Oranges contain only the simplest form of carbohydrate in the form of glucose, sucrose, and fructose. So for you who have problems with weight or is undergoing a diet , do not have to worry about eating this fruit.

Another benefit of grapefruit is to help slow the gastric emptying process, since oranges contain non-starch polysaccharides that often we know as dietary fiber. Given this, the orange can maintain satiety longer. It also can lower blood cholesterol levels.

To meet the needs of dietary fiber for the body, you can eat 1 orange per day. Each medium-size orange contains about 3.0 g. dietary fiber



Benefits / Usefulness of Other Citrus
In addition to some of the benefits of orange above, orange still has some other properties as follows:
  1. Orange juice can help cure a fever, bleeding disorder resulting hemorrhoids, help reduce excess acid in the blood, urine smooth, etc..
  2. Oranges can be used to treat bronchitis, asthma , colds, and indigestion by making a sweet concoction of orange juice, salt, honey, and a little pepper.
  3. Sweet orange peel can help to soften skin and remove freckles. You can make a decoction of sweet orange peel and drink one drink per day on a regular basis up to three months.

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