5/4/2022 9:00:00 AM
Today is National Orange Juice Day, which recognizes America’s most popular breakfast drink. Orange juice holds a large margin over second-place apple juice, too. People have been waking up to a glass of orange juice for many years and enjoying the health benefits it gives them.
One 8-ounce serving of orange juice has 124 mg of vitamin C and also supplies potassium, thiamine, and folate. That little bit of sunshine in the morning can add a boost to your day. Get your orange juice fresh squeezed, bottled, or in concentrated form in the freezer section. You can also enjoy orange juice blends for delicious combinations.
Some of the other benefits of O.J. include:
1. Fortifies the immune system
2. Improves the digestive health
3. Lowers the risk of cancer
4. Protects the cardiovascular system
5. Prevents kidney diseases
6. Assists in weight loss
7. Cleanses the skin
8. Reduces wrinkles
9. Improves eyesight
10. It's a natural anti-inflammatory
So, make sure to stock up on your orange juice and citrus fruits like lemon and grapefruit -- they, too, have tons of Vitamin C. Other excellent sources are tomatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, white potatoes, and bell peppers.
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