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Orange Juice Health Benefits


Protection for the heart

Orange juice contains anti-oxidants that improve the blood vessels functioning, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Besides, it is rich in potassium, a substance that helps to regulate the heartbeat and nerves.

 

 

Support to immunological system

Orange juice is rich in vitamin C, which makes the organism more resistant to infections and also has healing properties that improve body's good functioning of immunological system. That is why the orange juice is famous for fighting and preventing the flu. One glass of orange juice contains 137% of the daily value recommended of vitamin C.

 

 

Reduction of "bad" cholesterol

Flavonoids cointaned in orange juice act as anti-oxidants and can reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and improve HDL (good cholesterol).

 

 

Assistance in cancer prevention

Vitamin C and beta-carotene give orange juice a protection to the cells against damages caused by free-radicals, slowing cells aging and helping to reduce cancer's risk.

 

 

Prevention of kidney stones

Rich in potassium citrate, orange juice can prevent the recurrence of kidney stones in a more effective way than the other citrus fruits.

 

 

Other Benefits

 

Baby health during pregnancy

The folic acid present in orange juice is essential to the baby health during pregnancy period, once the scarcity of the substance in this phase is associated to defects in the neural tube of newborns.

 

 

Good for the bones

Orange juice fortified with calcium contains from 35 to 50% of the daily value recommended of the substance, contributing to keep bones strong and healthy.

 

 

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