can eating oranges make you get better from being sick?

cuz i have eaten a LOT of oranges and mom said that its making me better.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    yes, absolutely!

    Oranges are high in Vitamin C, which will boost your immune system, and help you get better!

    You can also buy Vitamin C capsules from a grocery store, and that will help even more than oranges.

    Also, eating oranges frequently (everyday, is best) will help keep you from getting sick.

    Hope I was your best answer, and I hope helped and happy new year!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Oranges (and all citrus fruits--lemons, for example) are high in vitamin C, which gives the immune system a natural boost. Because the immune system helps fight off sickness, vitamin C does help fight off sickness to an extent. Taking vitamin C on a regular basis even when your not sick is a good idea, though; it helps fortify your immune system so that you're ready when you do get sick. I believe zinc also helps with immune system functions.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First, the ascorbic acid in citrus does slow down the intestines and help cure diarrhea. Second, the vitamin C is very good for strengthening the cell walls, which makes them more able to withstand diseases.

    On those two levels, the oranges would be helping you heal.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well I guess so... It's working for you isn't it? They do tell you to drink lots of orange juice when youre sick rite? I think it's all the stuff in the orange (or juice) that matters. Just as long as it's working.

    I think it helped me once- at least, I didn't feel as bad.

    So the answer here is probably yes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, oranges are high in Vitamin C, which is important to your immune system. But there are other ways to get Vitamin C if you are growing bored with all those oranges.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you are infusing your body with natural vitamin C from eating the oranges.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I take a lot of vitamin C when I have symptoms of a cold and it seems like my cold is shorter and I don't feel as bad. I hope you have a great 2007!!

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  • sapboi
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yeah keep eating lots and lots of um cause I got stocks in Sunkist!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, the vitamin C will help boost your immune system.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ~~~Yes,,,,oranges are loaded with Vitiman C,,,,,will help kill off those pesky germs. Viteman C is a cell rebuilder.......

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