It’s the Season of Juicy Oranges!

Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C which is an antioxidant and prevents hair loss. Anti-oxidants in oranges help protect skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging. Good intake of vitamin C is associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer as it helps to get of free radicals that cause damage to our DNA. Vitamin C, which is also vital for the proper function of a healthy immune system, is good for preventing colds and preventing recurrent ear infections.

They contain Vitamin A that protect the eyes, and enables them to absorb light. Oranges also contain Folic Acid that promotes brain development.

Oranges, being rich in Vitamins B6, help support the production of haemoglobin and also help keep blood pressure under check due to the presence of Magnesium. Consuming foods rich in beta-cryptoxanthin, an orange-red carotenoid found in highest amounts in oranges and pumpkin may significantly lower the risk of developing lung cancer.

According to a study, a class of compounds found in citrus fruit peels called Polymethoxylated Flavones (PMFs) have the potential to lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs without side effects.

The fibre content keeps the stomach and intestines healthy. It also helps by keeping blood sugar levels under control thereby making oranges a healthy snack for people with diabetes. The natural fruit sugar in oranges, fructose, can help keep blood sugar levels from rising too high after eating.

Natural oils present in oranges are great moisturizers; the fruit has abundant natural citric acid, which acts as an astringent. Squeeze out a few drops of fresh orange juice into one cup of mineral water. Wash your face and then apply the orange astringent on your face and neck using a cotton ball.

After enjoying the delicious juicy oranges, there are many wonderful ways to use their peels! The dried orange peel powder, mixed with curd, is an excellent body scrub. Antioxidants present in oranges fight free radicals and, thus, prevent ageing. You can buy orange peel powder online at www.dhanyam.in

Candied orange peels are a great garnish for sweets and salads.

Add a few pieces of dry orange peels to your tea the next time you brew it. It aids in digestion.

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