Is Orange Good for Weight Gain? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: An orange is good for weight management. Because it has dietary fiber and vitamin C, and they can help promote satiety and support metabolic processes.

Weight gain is a condition that affects your body weight and composition.

In weight gain, your body accumulates excess calories which are stored as fat.

This can lead to various health problems, such as obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

One of the key factors in managing weight gain is diet.

What you consume can affect your caloric balance, which can impact your weight gain symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage weight gain, you should consume fiber and protein rich foods like chicken breast, lentils, and quinoa, and avoid sugar and saturated fat rich foods like soda, fried foods, and pastries.

Now, an orange is a citrus fruit. People usually eat them raw or juice them.

An orange is good for weight management because it contains dietary fiber and vitamin C.

Oranges have different varieties, but generally, they are good for weight management.

One medium-sized orange can give you approximately 3 grams of dietary fiber (12% of your daily needs) and 70 mg of vitamin C (78% of your daily needs).

Dietary fiber can positively affect weight management by promoting satiety and regulating blood sugar levels.

Vitamin C can positively affect weight management by supporting metabolic processes and immune function.

Furthermore, an orange is a low-calorie food and low-calorie foods are good for weight management.

Because, they help maintain a caloric deficit which is essential for weight loss.

You can eat one or two oranges per day safely.

More than that can cause excess fiber intake which might lead to digestive discomfort.

Also, you shouldn’t overconsume oranges if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to prevent acid reflux.

Because oranges contain citric acid, which can aggravate symptoms.

You can buy fresh oranges in your local market or can order them online.

Always choose oranges that are firm and heavy for their size.

Because they are likely to be juicier.

You can store them at room temperature for about one week or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and essential medical care is key to managing weight gain effectively.

I always recommend my patients who are managing their weight to follow a weight-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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