What is the benefit of eating oranges regularly?

The benefit of eating oranges?

Oranges are a juicy and delicious citrus fruit filled with vitamins and nutrients.

Most people know oranges for their high vitamin c content. Vitamin c is a great antioxidant and beneficial to collagen production which contributes to a healthy complexion.

Vitamin c also improves immune function and is important in tissue repair and also helps in iron absorption.

Oranges contain approximately 59mg of vitamin c per 100g of fruit.

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Is it OK to eat oranges every day?

Oranges are relatively low in calories and contain about 50kcal per 100g. It is worth noting that they do contain naturally occurring sugars. If eaten to excess, oranges can contribute to higher sugar intake, which can lead to weight gain. Oranges can be eaten daily as part of a balanced diet, as long as you don’t overdo it.

Are oranges good to lose weight?

When eaten in moderation, oranges are a low-calorie, sweet treat. They contain vitamins and minerals and have a good fiber content to help you feel fuller for longer. The sugar content of oranges is reasonably high, so moderation is key. It is worth noting that juicing may not be the best way to consume your oranges when looking to lose weight, as this removes the fibrous material and leaves the sugary fruit juice.

Will oranges make me gain weight?

If you eat a diet that places you into a calorie surplus, you will gain weight. It is fair to say that eating enough oranges alone to cause a calorie surplus would be difficult. If you eat oranges alongside other, more calorie-dense foods, it is possible to eat a surplus every day, which is why it is best to monitor your calorie intake and remain in a small calorie deficit when trying to lose weight.

Can I get vitamin c from other foods?

When you think of vitamin c, it is likely you think about oranges. There is a clear message that oranges are a great source of vitamin c, but they are not the only source. There are also lots of vegetables, such as broccoli, chillis, and bell pepper than contain as much, if not more vitamin c per 100g. Including these foods mean that you can increase your vitamin c levels without having to eat too much sugar.

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