Stan 02/03/2012 3

I love to eat fruit and to be honest, my favourite is the banana. I eat around two a day and one immediately after training. The orange is in danger of dropping off the radar because according to a survey by market research firm TNS, we don’t have time to peel them! We’re going for the no-peel apple or my favourite, the easy-peel banana. We’re missing out on a whole load of health benefits offered by their citrus cousin, so grab an orange peeler and reap these juicy rewards.

Eating at least one orange a day will…

…cut your chance of oral and bowel cancer by 50% (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research).

…reduce your risk of arthritis by 52% (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).

…reduce your risk of a stroke by 19% (World Health Organisation).

…reduce your “bad” cholesterol levels by 40% (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry).

…lower your chance of stomach ulcers by 25% (Journal of the American College of Nutrition).

…reduce your risk of lung cancer by 37% (Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention).

Get peeling folks!


  1. Chris 07/03/2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    I eat loads of bananas and you’re right! It’s because it’s so easy to eat one!

  2. Jay 14/04/2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    This article is so true and I don’t eat enough oranges.

  3. Kathlene 09/05/2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Nice post and thanks for the facts. I’ll definitely try and eat more oranges. Kath

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