Sunday, 2 September 2012

BENEFITS OF ORANGE

This mouth-watering citrus fruit as got numerous health benefits.

What are its constituents?
Orange is a very rich source of Vitamin C. It also contains flavonoids, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, beta carotene, iron, pectin, potassium, sodium and folic acid.

What are its benefits?

1.Fights Infections: Orange is very rich in Vitamin C (an antioxidant) which helps the immune system to function properly, thereby helps in fighting infections.

2.Prevents Constipation: It acts as laxative because of its fiber content.

3.Lowers Blood Cholesterol levels: This property is due to presence of pectin in orange. Pectin binds to bile acids in the colon and prevent the re-absorption of cholesterol.

4.Protects from Cancer: Flavonoids help to prevent from cancer.

5.Good for Vision: Orange is a good source of Vitamin A that is essential for vision.

6.Controls Blood Pressure: Orange contains potassium that helps lower blood pressure and heart rate.

7.Orange for Skin: It is shown to improve skin texture and complexion. It makes the skin firm, elastic and young.
Facial scrub can be made by mixing dried, ground orange peels with milk.

8.Orane for Teeth: Orange peel can be used to whiten the teeth. The inside of the peel should be rubbed  before brushing the teeth. This should be done atleast for a week.

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