Orange is a food full of vitamins and minerals. The most notable of these is vitamin C, a water-soluble antioxidant that prevents cell damage. Every cell in the body contains DNA that is vulnerable to damage or mutation when exposed to free radicals ( a molecule or atom containing one or more unpaired single electrons ). When DNA mutates, it can lead to the growth of cancerous cells. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals and can prevent this mutation. The vitamin C found in oranges also has other health benefits:

  • It creates blood vessels, muscles, cartilage, and collagen in your bones.
  • It fights inflammation and may reduce the severity of conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer.
  • It strengthens the body's immune system to protect against viruses and germs.
  • It improves iron absorption and fights anemia.
  • It slows down age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which can lead to vision loss.
  • It lowers blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol.
  • In addition to vitamin C, oranges have other nutrients that keep your body healthy.