HomeMaker Orange Juices

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Health Benfits of Orange Juice

Antioxidants. One 8-ounce glass of orange juice gives you at least 100% of the recommended Daily Value for vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant, as it may help neutralize "free radicals" formed as part of the bodys natural oxidation processes. Some influences of modern life, like smoking and air pollution, may also be responsible for the formation of free radicals. Many scientists believe that free radicals may cause cell damage that contributes to the development or progression of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Weight Management. One 8-ounce serving of orange juice is fat-free  and, at 110 calories per 8-ounce glass, has fewer calories than many commonly consumed 100% fruit juices.

Glowing Skin. Vitamin C found in orange juice is essential for the  production of collagen, which is needed for healthy skin and gums. Regular consumption of Florida orange juice, can provide you with the vitamin C you need to help support collagen formation.

Immune System Support. An 8-ounce glass of orange juice  provides at least 100% of the recommended Daily Value for vitamin C, plus other nutrients and phytochemicals that can help support a healthy immune system.

Vitamin Absorption. Citrus foods like orange juice are high in vitamin C,  which may help boost the absorption of non-heme iron (the iron found in plants like spinach, not meat products).

Reduce Cancer Risk. A prominent cancer researcher, Dr. Gladys Block,  Ph.D., reports that people with low vitamin C intake appeared to have approximately twice the cancer risk, compared to people with higher (greater than 100 mg/day) vitamin C intake.