6 ill-effects of eating oranges, you must know

6 ill-effects of eating oranges, you must know

HEALTH | DEC 4, 2019:

Winter is here! And the orange season sets in; no doubt, one would definitely crave for these sweet orange fruits which are of-course considered to be healthy. But do you know about the damage caused by excessive eating of oranges? If not, then this article is for you only.

Oranges keep your heart healthy, they also keep your eyes safe, but eating too many oranges may cause irritation on chest, diarrhea. More orange consumption can weaken your bones too.

Apart from this, eating more or more of the oranges can also cause digestive problems. The cause of these problems is not only excessive consumption of orange but also consuming it in an improper way.

Lack of Fat

Oranges do not provide any dietary fat. Although this nutrient is high in calories — each gram of fat provides 9 calories, compared to 4 in a gram of carbohydrates or protein — it can be healthy. Your body needs dietary fat to absorb certain vitamins, and dietary fat also provides energy for endurance exercise and aids in blood clotting and brain development. Thus, the lack of fat can be detrimental, especially if you use oranges to replace foods such as nuts, which provide healthy fats.

Low in Fiber

If you're dieting, eating fiber can be beneficial, as it provides feelings of satiety. However, oranges are relatively low in fiber, with just 2 gm in a 100 gm orange. In addition to making you feel full, fiber helps manage your cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and helps promote regular bowel movements. Thus, eating oranges in place of food higher in fiber can be detrimental for weight loss and general health.

Low in Protein

Eating too many oranges can be detrimental because they are low in protein. A 100 gm orange contains just 1 gm of protein, a nutrient your body needs for building and maintaining the integrity of muscles, skin and other bodily tissues. Protein can also aid in weight management. Due to the importance of protein, eating oranges instead of a snack richer in protein can have adverse effects on your health.

High in Sugar

While oranges don't contain any artificial sweeteners, the fruit is still rich in sugar, a simple carbohydrate. Simple carbohydrates provide a shorter duration of energy than complex carbohydrates, and sugar can also promote tooth decay. Additionally, sugar has a high glycemic index, meaning it can have a large effect on your blood sugar level. According to research published in the June 2011 issue of "The Journal of Nutrition," consuming food with higher glycemic index ratings can slow weight loss progress.

Low in Amino Acids

Oranges contain minimal levels of amino acids, which help build and repair cells and activate enzymes and hormones. Amino acids can aid in wight loss, muscle gain and sports performance; research published in the February 2009 edition of "The Journal of Nutrition," one amino acid, arginine, can lead to an increase in lean muscle mass and reduction in body fat.

Low in Minerals

Although oranges provide a range of vitamins, they are low in minerals. Oranges contain virtually no iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium or phosphorus.

Source: LS

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