Benefits of Oranges
Help Prevent Ulcers and Reduce Risk for Stomach Cancer
An orange a day may help keep ulcers away, according to a study published in theJournal of the American College of Nutrition. In this study, researchers evaluated data from over 6,000 adults enrolled in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Study participants with the highest blood levels of vitamin C had a 25% lower incidence of infection withHelicobacter pylori(H. pylori), the bacterium responsible for causing peptic ulcers and in turn, an increased risk for stomach cancer.