Oranges are among the citrus fruits popular virtually all over the face of the Earth. It's ability to grow and adapt to any weather condition can be a reason for this. They they come in various species, the nutritional value remains the same regardless.
Source: Eat This, Not That
Oranges are known to be good sources of vitamin C among other nutrients and minerals. Vitamin C content in it makes it a good immune enhancer. It also strengthens to collagen fibres of the skin to prevent premature aging.
Most people actually believe that the benefits of oranges would end on the orange juice, for this reason you see them suck off the juice and then, throw away the remaining part of it including the pulp.
The pulp of oranges are not wastes and should not be sent to the trash. An article sited on WebMD stated that orange pulps are good sources of fibre. The health benefits of fibre are numerous, some of them include
1. Help protect the heart
Fibre helps regulate the blood cholesterol levels. When the blood is dominated by bad fats, high blood cholesterol often ensues and this condition most times if unchecked, would on the long run lead to several heart diseases.
2. Helps control blood sugar
Soluble fibre helps to slow down the rate at which sugar is absorbed into our bloodstream. When sugar is massively absorbed by the blood, it could result to an elevation in the blood sugar levels. The fibre content of oranges can help slow down the rate of sugar absorption in the blood.
Some digestive difficulties such as indigestion, constipation, some types of bloating can also be aided by the function of fibre which helps stimulate the digestive system to bring steady movements of the bowels.
The pulp of oranges are also healthy and should not be disposed or given to pets. Your body needs it as much as theirs.
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