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How does the fiber in oranges help your body?

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The 3 grams of fiber in a medium orange help keep your bowels healthy, your cholesterol low, and ulcers at bay. Fiber also slows the way your body absorbs sugar -- a big bonus if you have diabetes.

From: Health Benefits of Oranges WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Rhode Island: "Citrus Fruits."

Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence: "Oranges."

National Institutes of Health: "Vitamin C: fact sheet for consumers," "Vitamin C, fact sheet for health professionals."

Biological Forum: "Determination of Vitamin C content in Citrus Fruits and in Non-Citrus Fruits by Titrimetric method, with special reference to their nutritional importance in Human diet."

Mayo Clinic: "Is it possible to take too much vitamin C?"

UCLA Center for East-West Medicine: "Eat Right, Drink Well, Stress Less: Stress-Reducing Foods, Herbal Supplements, and Teas."

Harvard Health Publishing: "Foods that fight inflammation," "How much calcium do you really need?"

Arthritis Foundation: "12 Best Foods for Arthritis."

Mayo Clinic: "Chart of high-fiber foods."

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: "Diet for ulcer disease."

Blank Children's Hospital: "18 Foods Filled With Folate Every Woman Should Know."

United States Department of Agriculture: "Oranges, raw, all."

University Health News: "Sugar Content in Fruit: Is It Damaging to Your Health and Waistline?"

Blood Pressure UK: "Potassium rich fruits help to lower blood pressure."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on July 07, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Rhode Island: "Citrus Fruits."

Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence: "Oranges."

National Institutes of Health: "Vitamin C: fact sheet for consumers," "Vitamin C, fact sheet for health professionals."

Biological Forum: "Determination of Vitamin C content in Citrus Fruits and in Non-Citrus Fruits by Titrimetric method, with special reference to their nutritional importance in Human diet."

Mayo Clinic: "Is it possible to take too much vitamin C?"

UCLA Center for East-West Medicine: "Eat Right, Drink Well, Stress Less: Stress-Reducing Foods, Herbal Supplements, and Teas."

Harvard Health Publishing: "Foods that fight inflammation," "How much calcium do you really need?"

Arthritis Foundation: "12 Best Foods for Arthritis."

Mayo Clinic: "Chart of high-fiber foods."

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: "Diet for ulcer disease."

Blank Children's Hospital: "18 Foods Filled With Folate Every Woman Should Know."

United States Department of Agriculture: "Oranges, raw, all."

University Health News: "Sugar Content in Fruit: Is It Damaging to Your Health and Waistline?"

Blood Pressure UK: "Potassium rich fruits help to lower blood pressure."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on July 07, 2019

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