Eating too many oranges will turn them into “minions”? !

It is this season that oranges begin to hit the market. The orange is peeled one by one. It is not big, the flesh is very soft, and the taste is sweet. It is very popular with everyone. Many people have two or three kilograms when they “show off”.

However, many people still have serious concerns about eating oranges. Some people say that oranges are warm and easy to “get angry”; people”…is that really the case?

What nutrition do oranges have?


Oranges are a family of citrus fruits that taste sweet and sour and are rich in vitamin C (VC). The content of VC in citrus fruits is usually 20-30 mg / 100 g. In winter when fresh fruits and vegetables are lacking, oranges are a good source of VC. Basically, a medium-sized orange can meet half of a child’s daily VC needs.

In addition, citrus is also rich in potassium, carotenoids, as well as hesperetin, naringenin, etc., all of which are beneficial to health.

Eating too many oranges will “get hot”?


Many people will experience red and swollen gums and mouth ulcers after eating oranges… which are often referred to as “getting hot” symptoms. What’s going on here?

Actually, the culprit behind these problems is the high sugar content in oranges. Eating too many oranges means eating a lot of sugar. High sugar content can make the throat dry and dry; some sensitive people may also experience gum and stomach discomfort because of the fruit acids in oranges. If the mouth is not cleaned in time after eating, these food residues and sugars can easily lead to the growth of bacteria in the mouth and cause inflammation.

The solution to “getting hot” is simple: don’t be greedy, it’s okay to eat one or two oranges a day. After eating, use dental floss to clean the pulp residue in the teeth in time, and rinse your mouth with water in time.

Oranges so red are dyed?


Many parents are influenced by the Internet and worry that oranges are now dyed.

Actually, don’t worry too much. First, even with dyed, the safety risk is low. All pigments and dyes are used in very small amounts, because they wear out if they are used too much. The smaller the amount, the less health hazard.

Secondly, the surface of orange peel is oily, and even if you want to dye it, it is difficult for dyes to penetrate. Before buying, you can touch it with your hand. If your hand turns red, it may be painted with dye. It is recommended not to buy it.

Finally, the most staining is the skin, and the pulp is inaccessible. We have to peel oranges when we eat them, so don’t worry too much.

Does eating too many oranges turn into “minions”?


Some people say that if you eat too many oranges, your skin will turn yellow and you will become “minions”? is this real?

Indeed, this is not a rumor. Because oranges are rich in carotene, if you often eat a lot of oranges, the human body will take in too much carotene, and the human body will not be able to metabolize it. If the content in the blood is too high, it will cause the skin to turn yellow. This situation is called “Hypercaroteneemia”, also known as “orange disease”, the typical manifestation of this symptom is obvious yellowing of the palms and soles of the feet, and even the skin of the whole body will turn yellow in severe cases.

However, it will only affect “appearance” for a short time, and will not affect health. As long as you don’t eat yellow oranges for a while, you can return to normal in a week or two, and generally do not need special treatment.

How many oranges are better to eat a day?


my country’s dietary guidelines recommend that the average adult should consume 200-350 g of fruit, which is equivalent to two or three medium-sized oranges when converted to citrus.

If you really like to eat, it’s okay to eat one or two more oranges, but you must pay attention to eating less other staple foods, and pay attention to cleaning your teeth.

Source: CCTV News

Producer/Hu Yi Song Xue

Chief Editor/Zhang Bei

Editor on duty/Liu Zhe