Oranges, an old Winter favourite
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Oranges, an old Winter favourite

Here are seven reasons why you must indulge in this juicy fruit in the winter months

Oranges, an old Winter favourite

For the unaware, juicy winter oranges on a balmy winter afternoon with a pinch of salt and pepper is truly a seasonal bliss.

Out of all the tarty fruits nature offers, orange is considered the best, especially when consumed during winters. It is not only good for your taste buds but also your health. As the temperature drops, our immunity decreases, our skin becomes dry and dull, and the digestive system becomes weak. Oranges with their natural goodness can help in all.

Oranges make for a healthy snack and are a great addition to salads and fruit chaats. It is very easy to incorporate oranges into your daily eating plan. Luckily, it’s the season when markets are going to be flooded with all kinds of different varieties of this fruit.

Here are 7 reasons why you must indulge in this juicy fruit during the winter months:

Strengths your Immunity

Orange is a storehouse of vitamin C and antioxidants that help flush out toxins and prevent free radical damage. This further helps strengthen immunity and prevent colds and flu.

Low in Calories

Starting with the very basic yet interesting fact about orange - it doesn't have a lot in terms of calories. It has zero fat, is low in calories and is a rich source of antioxidants, all of these make it an amazing option if you are looking towards shedding that extra kilo or two.

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Promotes glowing skin

Winter often casts dry spells on our skin and makes it look pale and dull. Vitamin C in orange helps prevent our skin from getting dry and makes it glow from within.

Help regulate blood pressure

Because the fruit is loaded with anti-oxidants, a person who regularly consumes oranges has a decreased chance of high blood pressure. If you are already one, regular consumption may just help you to control your blood pressure levels.

Powerful Anti-Oxidant

Oranges are rich in anti-oxidants and it is this property of the fruit which dominates all other properties. Ascorbic acid and beta-carotene present in oranges play a vital role in relieving the body of any unwanted radicals that may lead to a higher risk of cancer.

Improves sleep, memory and learning abilities

Again the anti-oxidants and flavonoids present in oranges play a major role here as they release a certain neurotransmitter that promotes sleep, memory and learning abilities.

All fruits have their speciality, in this case, it is the anti-oxidants and flavonoids present in oranges that seal the deal. For overall health, there is not a better fruit than orange (right next to apples and guavas of course!) that you can consume this winter.