Health Benefits of Oranges

– Oranges are very rich in Vitamin C.

– The white membrane under the peel and between segments contains a lot of pectin, which lowers cholesterol levels. Persons approaching old age should eat oranges regularly to help prevent the formation of deposits in arteries (arteriosclerosis, atheroma).

– Orange juice stimulates a number of healing processes. Drink orange juice after suffering from diarrhoea, dehydration, or infectious disorders accompanied by fever (colds, flu, etc.).

– A study conducted in Florida exposed subjects to the rubella virus. They were then divided into two groups: one group was given a pint (½ a litre) of orange juice per day, the other not. Subjects who received the juice exhibited less intense symptoms (especially those affecting respiratory passages) and produced antibodies more rapidly than the control group, who received no juice or other citrus fruits.

– A Swedish study showed that oranges, like other citrus fruit and carrots, help prevent cancer of the esophagus and pancreas.

– Oranges are also recommended for cases of jaundice, since they stimulate appetite and the secretion of digestive juices.

– Don’t eat oranges with or after your evening meal.

– Not recommended for persons suffering from gastritis or ulcers.