Oranges are a type of low calorie, highly nutritious citrus fruit. Oranges are popular due to their natural sweetness, the many different types available, and the diversity of uses. For example, a person can consume them in juices and marmalades, eat them whole, or use zested peel to add a tangy flavor to cakes and desserts.
Oranges contain no sodium, which helps keep a person below their daily limit. Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure.
Consuming enough vitamin C can help a person maintain skin health and appearance.
Note: People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may experience an increase in symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation when consuming citrus fruits. This is due to their high acid content.