January is Fiber Focus Month and there is almost no better source of fiber than a fresh Navel orange.
An average orange has 2.3 grams of healthy soluble fiber. The average orange is approximately 13% fiber by weight.
Consuming fiber not only keeps your digestive system working properly, but it can also lessen your risk of disease. Most U.S. adults, however, consume only about half as much fiber per day as they should. If you wish to increase your fiber intake, adding fresh fruits such as oranges to your diet can play a helpful role.
Juicy and sweet and renowned for its concentration of vitamin C, oranges make the perfect snack and add a special tang to many recipes; it is no wonder that they are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Oranges are generally available from winter through summer with seasonal variations depending on the variety.
Oranges are round citrus fruits with finely-textured skins that are, of course, orange in color just like their pulpy flesh; the skin can vary in thickness from very thin to very thick. Oranges usually range from approximately two to three inches in diameter.
Oranges are a Very Good Source of Fiber
Oranges are in the top ten foods highest in Fiber!
Oranges' health benefits continue with their fiber, which has been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels thus helping to prevent atherosclerosis. Fiber can also help out by keeping blood sugar levels under control, which may help explain why oranges can be a very healthy snack for people with diabetes. In addition, the natural fruit sugar in oranges, fructose, can help to keep blood sugar levels from rising too high after eating. The fiber in oranges can grab cancer-causing chemicals and keep them away from cells of the colon, providing yet another line of protection from colon cancer. And the fiber in oranges may be helpful for reducing the uncomfortable constipation or diarrhea in those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
In addition to oranges' phytonutrients, vitamin C, and fiber, they are a good source of folate, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), vitamin B1, potassium, copper, pantothenic acid, and calcium.
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