The science behind eating an orange and it boosting your mood is that it is high in vitamin C and vitamin B6, both of which can be good for reducing stress.
Orange peels are also rich in fiber, folate, calcium and other essential nutrients. The skin of the oranges contains a good amount of polyphenols that can protect against several diseases, and the peel contains hesperidin, a flavonoid that can help maintain blood pressure and cholesterol.
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This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice.