Orange is high in sugars, but also fibers and polyphenols which don’t cause sugar level spikes. It is rich in vitamin C, folate and contains antioxidants, mostly flavonoids and carotenoids. Thanks to citric acid, it can prevent kidney stones. Drinking fresh orange juice with food rich in iron can help iron absorption and help with anemia treatment. It is also a decent source of potassium, supporting heart health. For maximizing the benefit and more filling effect, it should be consumed as whole fruit, as opposed to just juice without fiber.
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Orange zest contains nutrients that can fight growth and spread of cancer cells, as well as some neurodegenerative diseases, for example Alzheimer’s.