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Duck Lover (10 posts)
Feb 12, 2009

Is eating too many oranges a day bad for you? If so, what is the right amount to eat a day?

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Titus Riley (2 posts  +30 likes)
May 27, 2009

Okay the people that are saying you are going to overdose on Oranges are completley off base. I have conducted scientific experiments on oranges in correlation to asorbic acid(vitamin C) Because our bodily balances you can eat as many oranges as you like without making yourself sick. You would have to eat at least one hundred oranges a day for a month to get enough asorbic acid in your system to damage your kidney.

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Shafi Choudhury (5 posts  +15 likes)
Jun 24, 2010

You may want to check this article:

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Lisa Barger (27 posts  +25 likes)
May 27, 2009

Oranges are also high in vitamin C. A typical 3-inch-diameter orange is going to have about 65 mg of vitamin C (in the form of ascorbic acid). That's over 1/2 the daily RDA. That's well below the current recommendation of 400 mg. made by the Linus Pauling Institute, though.

However, *excessive* vitamin C intake is associated with an increased risk of kidney stones and, potentially, the production of cancer-causing free radicals. (Science, 2001). In large "doses" vitamin C may also interfere with the way your body uses some medications, especially blood thinners.

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Maleah Morgan (20 posts  +21 likes)
May 27, 2009

I would think that depends on your calorie needs. I take it you are a big fan of the orange =). Yes, it is a "healthy" food, but everything in moderation, right? While oranges do contain excellent nutrition + fiber, they also pack a significant amount of sugar. Did you ever see that Anna Nicole Smith reality show? A.N.S. would have her assistant peel oranges for her all day long, it seemed. I'm not sure they were doing her much good, perhaps it was the quantity? I have included the vitamin/mineral content of the orange. Bon Apetit!

Thiamin mg 0.151

Riboflavin mg 0.060

Niacin mg 0.604

Pantothenic acid mg 0.378

Vitamin B-6 mg 0.077

Folate, total mcg 25.670

Folic acid mcg 0.000

Folate, food mcg 25.670

Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 25.670

Vitamin B-12 mcg 0.000

Vitamin A, IU IU 302.000

Retinol mcg 0.000

Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 15.100

Vitamin E mg_ATE 0.362

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Molly Buckle (65 posts  +20 likes)
Sep 12, 2009

Eating a large amount of oranges each day is bad for your teeth. The acid softens tooth enamel.

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Molly Buckle (65 posts  +20 likes)
Sep 11, 2009

Under normal circumstances it is next to impossible to harm yourself by getting too much of a vitamin from a whole food. Kidney issues are usually a risk associated with taking too many vitamin C tablets.

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Maleah Morgan (20 posts  +21 likes)
May 27, 2009

Oops, I forgot to write, "in addition to vitamin C". Sorry - though I'm sure you guys knew about that one.

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