Heart and circulation
Joints and muscles
Vitamins: vitamin C, thiamin, folic acid, B6, vitamin A, folate
Minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron
Not only are oranges delicious and refreshing they are one of the best sources of vitamin C. And along with other plant compounds, work to super charge the immune system and ward off the many signs of ageing.
The high vitamin C content of oranges helps protect our bodies from the cell damage associated with ageing and disease. It also improves memory, elevates mood and keeps skin healthy.
The beta-carotene and bioflavanoid contained in the pith and segment walls of oranges help to strengthen the walls of the tiny blood capillaries, which is especially beneficial to those who suffer from broken thread veins.
Oranges contain a good source of pectin, especially in the white pith, a source of soluble fibre that contributes to good colon health and a healthy digestive system.
The high Vitamin C content is vital for absorption of the calcium and iron contained in oranges. Calcium is needed for the rigid structure of the skeleton and iron is a vital component of haemoglobin, which transports oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the cells.
Best consumed freshly peeled or juiced and as soon after purchase as possible. To retain more vitamin C, keep oranges in the fridge until ready to use.