Health Benefits Of Oranges

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We all know the proverb "an apple a day," but what about an orange?

Oranges are low in calories and full of nutrients; they promote clear, healthy, skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases as part of an overall healthy and varied diet.

 Oranges are a popular fruit because of their natural sweetness, a wide variety of types and diversity of uses, from juices and marmalades to face masks and candied orange slices.

Benefits

The nutrients in oranges offer a range of health benefits including cancer.

Cancer

According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, consuming banana, oranges and orange juice in the first two years of life may reduce the risk of developing childhood leukemia. (resource no longer available at www.bastyrcenter.org)

Elsie Young