Round, fruity, and delicious, the orange is the most widely grown citrus fruit in the world. But it’s not just the taste that appeals. With their valuable ingredients, they are also extremely healthy.
Why oranges are so healthy: the reasons
Oranges originally come from China. Their second name gives it away: orange means “apple from China.” These healthy citrus fruits have been around in China for over 3,000 years. However, Brazil and the USA are the largest orange producers and supply fans worldwide with their favorite fruit. And they rave about the sweet taste of this exotic fruit and its valuable ingredients. It is well known that oranges are real vitamin C bombs. But the fruit contains even more health-promoting substances that can prevent numerous diseases.
There is hardly anything more natural in our diet than freshly squeezed juice. For your daily dose of vitamins straight from the fruit, there is the orange or citrus juicer from RIG-TIG by Stelton. The simple and stylish fruit squeezer is self-explanatory. Press a halved orange onto the press and turn it to make your fruit juice. The unique feature of this kitchen helper is the cup, which serves as a collecting container and always has the ideal portion ready for a glass. As natural as the fruit for your thirst, this kitchen accessory is also made without harmful substances. So that it stays natural, of course. So enjoy your morning with freshly squeezed orange juice and get your day off to a healthy start.
The nutritional values of oranges
Nutritional values of oranges per 100 grams (raw)
Calories: 47 kcal
Protein: 1 g
Fat: 0.2 g
Carbohydrates: 8.25 g
Dietary fiber: 2.2 g
How many calories does an orange have? A small orange weighing about 130 grams has 61 calories, an orange weighing 100 grams has 47 calories, and a large orange weighing 250 grams has 118 calories.
- Oranges support the immune system
Oranges contain so-called polyphenols. These secondary plant substances have an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect (i.e., they catch free radicals that otherwise damage cells). They also strengthen the immune system so that the body can better fight off viruses and bacteria.
- Oranges help with constipation
Naringenin is a flavonoid responsible for citrus fruits’ bitter taste. However, researchers have found another effect: as a natural laxative for constipation. However, this effect has only been shown in animal experiments.
- Oranges put you in a good mood
Citrus fruits also provide vitamin B. This helps the brain produce the happiness hormone serotonin. It ensures that we are calm and content while dampening feelings such as fear and sorrow.
- Oranges can prevent arteriosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis occurs when blood fats or thrombi are deposited on the walls of blood vessels and block them. Heart attacks or strokes can be the result. The vitamin C in oranges can stop this development by reducing oxidative stress, a key risk factor for arteriosclerosis.
- Oranges strengthen bones and teeth
Oranges score points with their high magnesium content. The mineral is crucial for the density and stability of bones and teeth. This connection is often underestimated. However, studies now show that magnesium is just as essential as calcium.
- Oranges prevent high blood pressure
The daily requirement for potassium is 2 g. However, hypertension patients should consume more: Minerals can lower blood pressure. Oranges are a good source of potassium. One fruit contains 300 mg.7 Oranges can fight cancer
- The so-called limonoids also belong to the bitter substances that have a remarkable effect: Studies suggest that secondary plant substances inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells.
- source: Warum Orangen so gesund sind | EAT SMARTER/picture: hp
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