No matter what time of the year it is, oranges seem to always be in season. These vitamin-C rich fruits are a great source of vitamins A and B, as well as folate, potassium and calcium.
Here’s a detailed list of the nutrients that you can get from oranges. First, it provides you with more than 100% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C that your body needs. Vitamin C plays a big role in everybody’s health because it has antioxidants which help boost the immune system. The simple act going out or traveling to and from work will expose you to the common cold and without a good dose of vitamin C, it will be easier for you to catch this and other diseases.
Orange also assists in lowering your cholesterol level, the folic acid that it contains helps in brain development, it prevents kidney stones, it is great for ulcer, it promotes respiratory health – the list of the health benefits of this citrus fruit is practically endless!
As a final note, it is better to skip those vitamin C-fortified juice drinks and go for the freshly squeezed orange juice or better yet, enjoy the citrus-y flavor of the real fruit.