Oranges are rich in phytochemicals and flavonoids, many of which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Oranges are low in calories, too, unlike others like bananas.

A medium-sized orange would contain only 80 calories and 250 milligrams of potassium. Oranges can be categorized as healthy food, good for pre-diabetics.

High levels of potassium could help in blood pressure cases but could retard the efficacy of beta-blockers often prescribed to cardiac patients. In such cases, moderate consumption of orange is recommended by physicians.

A single orange is said to provide 130% of an individual’s requirement of Vitamin C (MedicalNewsToday). Vitamin C is known to boost the immune system. An overview of the possible role in the therapy of multiple illnesses indicates that the fruit would assist in multiple chronic and acute illnesses (Jyotsna et al., 2011).

Most of the carbohydrates in the fruit are in the form of dietary fiber. This is a low calories fruit rich in dietary fiber and vitamins. The dietary fiber quantity of juice is much lower when compared to that of the whole orange. It is, therefore, best to consume orange in its whole form.

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