We’ve all grown up drinking OJ, but do you know what kind of benefits your body has been thanking you for? This, of course, depends on the type of OJ you’ve been drinking, and its always better to eat the fruit raw of course. Let's take a look at some of the benefits:
Citrus intake has been linked with a lower likelihood of stroke. Good news, oranges are full of citrus! (Greger, 2016). At 85 calories per cup, it's definitely worth including in your diet. There’s also research showing oranges fight skin damage and aging due to the citric acid and high levels of vitamin A & C (McAllister, 2017). Oranges can maintain blood pressure and heart health too! (Ware, 2017). For those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), be wary of highly acidic foods such as citrus fruit can increase symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation.
Let's take a look at the nutritional profile:
Greger, D. M. (2016, February 26). High blood pressure? Try a glass of orange juice: Citrus could reduce the risk of a stroke. Retrieved from Daily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3468671/High-blood-pressure-Try-glass-orange-juice-Citrus-reduce-risk-stroke.html
McAllister, J. (2017, August 14). What Effects Do Oranges Have on the Skin? Retrieved from Live Strong: https://www.livestrong.com/article/548108-what-effects-do-oranges-have-on-our-skin/
Ware, M. (2017, December 20). Health benefits of oranges. Retrieved from Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272782.php