Benefits of Oranges
Looking for a healthy snack? Studies show that Americans love to snack on something sweet in the mid-morning or afternoon, and before or after exercising. Oranges will fulfill those cravings without adding excess calories. They are a great source of important nutrients for women, men and children of all ages. Let’s look at how they compare to some other common fruits.
Nutrition at a Glance – Percentages of Recommended Daily Amount
(based on 2000 calories per day diet)
As the chart shows, oranges are packed with vitamins and minerals that promote heart health. While many factors affect heart disease, foods low in saturated fat may reduce its risk. In addition to all their nutrients, oranges also have more antioxidant capacity1 than other fruits because they are an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Oranges even help with weight control when eaten as part of a balanced diet. They contribute to our fitness by helping our muscles work. As the charts show, they pack a lot of punch for the low amount of calories they have compared to other fruits. Therefore, oranges are the perfect tasty and satisfying snack that can even keep us energized!