Oranges are a popular fruit because of their natural sweetness. Oranges are used in many ways: as juices, face masks, or eaten plain as a snack. Oranges are packed with many nutrients; one medium sized orange has 80 calories, 14 grams sugar, 3 grams fiber, 1 gram protein. One orange also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium. Oranges have high levels of vitamin C, which is associated with helping the immune system. The list continues with riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, pantothenic acid, copper, selenium, and thiamine.
There are some health benefits to eating oranges including lowering ischemic stroke risk for women. Oranges may help your heart because of the fiber, vitamin C, potassium and choline that are found in them. The vitamin C found in oranges may help your skin when applied topically because vitamin C plays a role in the formation of collagen which is needed in your skin.
There are many ways you can incorporate oranges in your diet. You can pack one in your lunch, make a fruit salad, or squeeze your own orange juice!