5 Reasons Why You Should Include Fresh Orange Juice in Your Diet
At Eastcoast Juice, we know that fresh is best, and as a result, we only source the tangiest, tastiest oranges to be used across our range of orange juice. What you might not know, is that along with its delicious flavour, orange juice has some incredible health benefits as well – if part of a well-balanced diet.
Fresh orange juice is rich in Vitamin C which is essential when supporting the immune system and combating respiratory illnesses including the common cold and flu. Studies show that on average, a 200ml – 250ml glass of OJ contains more than enough Vitamin C when considering an average human’s daily diet requirements.
Packed Full of Antioxidants
Fresh orange juice is an excellent source of antioxidants, including flavonoids, carotenoids, and ascorbic acids. These substances aid in the protection of cells that can be damaged by free radicals. Research shows that antioxidants are crucial to maintaining overall health and wellbeing and may protect us against chronic conditions including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
Aids in Digestion
Of course, a healthy amount of fluid intake is important when it comes to digestion. But the humble OJ goes one step further. Fresh orange juice is a great way to increase your daily fibre intake, essential when it comes to maintaining your digestive system. To give you an idea, a small orange offers up to 3g of fibre. Two-thirds of this is absorbed by our body tissue, but the remainder stays, acting as a cleaning agent for the digestive tract
Maintains the Cardiovascular System
Fresh oranges contain Vitamin B9 and folate, together these promote blood circulation, purification and aid in red blood cell production. A pilot study conducted by US-based Cleveland University, found that a glass of 100 percent orange juice can lower blood pressure.
Incredible for the Skin
When it comes to a clear complexion, you might consider turning to a glass of fresh OJ. In oranges, both Vitamin C and E are present, two key vitamins essential for regenerating skin cells and cell production.
All in Moderation
Like anything in life, it’s all about balance and the same applies to enjoying juice in your diet. It’s worth noting that there is sugar and calories in orange juice, so it’s always worth checking the nutritional information on the label. Learn more about Eastcoast’s orange juice and other delicious products across the range.