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  • Writer's pictureRamesh Hirani

Un-peeling the Sweet Truth: Oranges and Diabetes!




Get ready to embark on a juicy adventure as we explore the incredible world of oranges and their diabetes-fighting powers. Brace yourselves for a burst of vitamin-filled fun!


Let's start with the basics: Oranges, the vibrant fruit of the citrus family, known scientifically as "sweet orange." Originating from the sunny lands of India, China, and Myanmar, these zesty delights have been tantalising taste buds for centuries.


Here's a snapshot of the nutritional goodness packed inside each orange:

  • Protein: A modest 1%

  • Carbohydrates: A fruity 12%

  • Water: A refreshing 87%

  • Fat: Practically negligible

But here's where the magic happens - 100 grams of orange flesh provides a burst of 47 Calories and a whopping 64% of your daily value of Vitamin C. Talk about a citrus-powered boost!

Oranges: The Fruit with Superhero Benefits

Prepare to be amazed by the incredible health benefits that oranges bring to the table:

  1. Eyes on the Prize: Oranges are a treasure trove of vision-boosting nutrients like vitamin C and beta carotene. Keep your eyes sharp and your peepers happy with a dose of this citrus wonder.

  2. Pressure Point Protector: With a generous supply of potassium, thiamin, and folate, oranges are here to help you lower your blood pressure. Sip on that citrus goodness and let the magic unfold!

  3. Diabetes Defence Squad: Flavanone's, phenolic acid, and flavonols found in oranges work their magic to protect you, especially if you're dealing with diabetes. Not only do these compounds slow down glucose uptake, but they also act as gatekeepers, inhibiting the movement of glucose through the intestines and liver. It's like having an army of orange defenders on your side!

Peel, Sip, and Enjoy the Benefits


How can you make the most of this citrus wonder? It's simple:

  • Savour oranges in smoothies for a zesty twist to your diabetes-friendly diet.

  • Go ahead and indulge in the whole fruit, peeling back the layers of sweetness and revelling in the health benefits.

So, grab an orange, savour the tangy sweetness, and let your eyes witness the power of diabetes management!


Be Super Happy, Be Super Healthy

Ramesh

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