Orange Nutrition – Oranges Benefits – Health Benefits of Oranges

Orange Nutrition.

Orange Nutrition.

Do you really want to know all the nutritional components of orange, their quantities and their health benefits.

If you answer is in the affirmative, then you are in the right place.

Meanwhile, we are shall first outline all the nutritional components of orange and their quantities before we shall then proceed to their health benefit.

On your own part, all you need to do is to calm down and go through this article, and we assure you of getting the best from it.

See Also Mango Nutrition

Orange Nutrition Facts

Amount Per 1 cup, sections (180 g)
Calories 85

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.2 g                                           0%
Saturated fat 0 g                                       0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg                                     0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 325.8 mg                                9%
Total Carbohydrate 21 g                         7%

Dietary fiber 4.3 g                                   17%
Sugar 17 g

Protein 1.7 g                                           3%
Vitamin A                 8%                  Vitamin C                 159%
Calcium                    7%                  Iron                           1%
Vitamin D                 0%                  Vitamin B-6               5%
Cobalamin               0%                  Magnesium                4%

Reference Wikipedia

See Also Pineapple Nutrition

 Health Benefits of Oranges

Studies has shown that  people who take more oranges are likely not to suffer any of the following diseases:

1. Type 1 Diabetes: This is because of the presence of high-fiber in orange.  So, high-fiber diets  lowers blood glucose levels while type 2 diabetics can improve blood sugar, lipids and insulin.

2. Stroke:  Generally, people who take highest amounts of citrus are more likely not having ischemic stroke

3. Kidney stones: This is because of the presence of  potassium in orange. This reduces the risk of kidney stones formation. It also the preserves bone mineral density

4. Ischemic heart disease: This is because of the presence of potassium.  This lowers the risk of ischemic heart disease.

5. Cardiovascular disease such as Hypertension: This is because of the presence of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and choline in orange. These nutrients support heart health.

6. Cancer: Including childhood leukemia, colorectal or  bowel cancer, etc.

This is because of the presence of  vitamin C  (strong antioxidant) in orange. This vitamin C helps to combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Furthermore, high fiber intakes from orange can help lower risk of colorectal cancer. However, people who consumes grapefruit and orange juice are more likely to have skin cancer or melanoma compared with those who consumed low amounts.

See Also Watermelon Nutrition.

 

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