The Health Benefits You Didn't Know by ahad1122


									Starting with the basics, the average orange(180g) has 85 calories, 21g
of carbs; 4g of which are fiber and 17g are sugars, they surprisingly
also have 2g of protein. For vitamins and minerals, they contain 160% of
the Vitamin C we need, 8% of the necessary Vitamin A, 7% of the calcium,
and 1% of the iron. Remember that it's based on a 2000 caloric diet.

Down to the elemental benefits...the orange has over 170 different kinds
of phytonutrients and over 60 flavonoids. Typically thought as health
boosters, these phytonutrients give oranges the orange color. They
protect plants against bacterium and viruses too. Studies show that
consumption of this reduces risk of terminal diseases. Flavonoids are
antioxidants because of their polyphenolic compounds. They cause anti-
flammation because of their antioxidant abilities also. These flavonoids
also reduce terminal disease risks because they antioxidize.

In addition, the albedo(white stuff) is the most nutritious area for it
provides much bioflavonoids and anti-cancer agents. Other nutrition the
orange provides include iodine, beta-carotene, amino acids, and etc.
though less significant.

Additional health benefits include antiarteriosyclerosis, liminoid which
fights cancer, synephrine which reduces bad cholesterol, relieves
constipation, repairs damaged sperm, reduced risk of heart disease,
lowers high blood pressure through hesperidin, stimulation of white blood
cells, prevents kidney stones, anti-aging, reduced risk of stomach
ulcers, and protection against virus infections.

Now unto the orange peel. The typical orange peel in a 100g orange should
have 161 mg of calcium, 1.5g of protein, and additionally contain
potassium, riboflavin and vitamin A. Orange peels also contain most of
the oranges beta-carotene which stimulates immune system, antioxidizes,
and helps vision health. Orange peels also contain "orange oil" which is
used in soaps and cleansers for the process of cleaning. This orange oil
is a solvent which isn't chemically harmful like those other products.
Medical purposes include simmering 1 to 2 g of dried peel in 3 cups of
water for tea to help relieve indigestion and heartburn. Orange peels
have also been used for insomnia and as a laxative.

So how should you eat oranges? Well, now that you know of their universal
benefits, you should first peel it and eat the juicy inners. Make sure to
eat as much of the albedo as you can. After that, you can sun-dry the
peels to harden them. This brings out more of the natural sweetness
within. Once it's sun-dried, eat the peel like candy, like in history.

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