Drink and Reap the Benefits of Orange Juice

The benefits of orange juice are best reaped by drinking fresh orange juice. Orange juice can be considered the classic fruit juice with its popularity among regular juice drinkers and the occasional juice drinkers. Being naturally sweet and refreshing, the taste of orange juice is easily accepted by most, even young children. Orange is often added with other fruits and vegetables to enhance the taste of the juice. Besides the refreshing taste and vitamin C, what are the other benefits of orange juice?
 

Benefits of Orange Juice

Orange is known for their high vitamin C, which is an excellent immune booster. With a stronger immune system, you are protected against diseases and other major health concerns like cancer, stroke and heart disease. Drinking orange juice allows your body to quickly absorb the nutrients and get it working throughout your body.

Improve your health with the benefits of orange juiceDrinking orange juice also provides your body with bioflavonoid. Bioflavonoid plays an important role in our health because of its powerful antioxidant properties. Together with other antioxidants, bioflavonoid improves our health by promoting cardiovascular health, strengthening immune system, improving gastrointestinal function and reducing the risk of diseases such as cancer. If you are fighting a cold, drinking orange juice will help to boost your immune system and speed up recovery.

Orange juice is also rich in potassium, a vital mineral for our body. Potassium is needed for our cells, tissues and organs to function well. Amazing as it may sound, potassium regulates the electrical activity in our heart and the importance of having enough potassium in your diet increases as your body ages. A potassium rich diet can lower high blood pressure and may also reduce your risk of kidney stones and bone loss. Start drinking orange juice and make your banana smoothie today for better health.

One of the lesser known benefits of orange juice is that it promotes eye health. Many turn to carrots for the intake of carotene, an excellent nutrient for eyes. Do you know that orange is rich in carotene and lutein as well? Lutein is a natural antioxidant that helps to prevent macular degeneration, cataracts and improves overall eye health. If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, simply juice carrots and oranges together. Not only is the taste refreshing, the orange/ carrot juice concoction also bursts with the goodness of nature.

Now that you have understood the benefits of orange juice, are you rushing off to cart back bottles of orange juice? Stop, buy fresh oranges instead. Nothing beats having your own homemade orange juice. Bottled orange juice that you get from the grocery stores is mostly juice concentrates with added sugar. Even the “pure juice” may also have been pasteurized, which destroys the enzymes of fresh oranges. Besides, bottled orange juice often contains artificial colorings, additives and preservatives.

If you want to reap the benefits of orange juice to the fullest, look out for our next post where we’ll talk about how to drink juice to maximize its benefits. Stay tuned.

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