“Oranges are high in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system—and less sick days means more days in the gym,” says Colorado-based Katie Kissane, RD, CSSD, owner of My Nutrition Coach. Choose whole fruit over juice, though. “The fiber in whole oranges can help fill you up and peeling oranges takes time so it can help you eat more slowly,” she adds. Plus, oranges contain fluids and potassium, which work to maintain hydration and maintaining good hydration is helpful in weight loss. Not crazy about the fruit straight? Add orange segments to your salad, she suggests.
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