5 surprising health benefits of 100% orange juice

New scientific findings

THE RIGHT AMOUNT A DAY KEEPS OBESITY AWAY

100% orange juice does not contribute to weight gain or obesity. On the contrary: participants in a study who drank orange juice 3x a day with a main meal were found to have a net decrease in avg. body fat of -0.3kg.1

REDUCING HIGH BLOOD PRESURE AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

In an 8-week trial3 where volunteers drank 100% red orange juice (high in lycopene), daily 100% red orange juice intake led to statistically reduced blood pressure and insulin resistance.

MORE THAN SUGARS: FOR EVERY GRAM OF NATURAL SUGAR, 20MG OF MICRONUTRIENTS

100% orange juice is far richer in micronutrients such as vitamin C and potassium - which is proven to support normal blood pressure.

AN ALLY FOR A HEALTHY HEART

100% orange juice may encourage free cholesterol transfer to high density lipoprotein cholesterol,2 maintaining normal heart health.

SMALL GLASS CAN IMPROVE THE BODY’S GLYCAEMIC CONTROL

The same study1 revealed that drinking 100% orange juice every day may lead to improved glycaemic control due to its very low G.I. in comparison to other foods: a small glass of orange juice has lower G.I. and G.L. than a banana4.

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References
[1] Büsing FA et al. (2018)

High intake of orange juice and cola differently affects metabolic risk in healthy subjects.

[2] Cesar TB et al. (2010)

Orange juice decreases low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic subjects and improves lipid transfer to high-density lipoprotein in normal and hypercholesterolemic subjects. Nutr Res 30(10):689-94.

[3] Silveira JQ et al. (2015)

Red-fleshed sweet orange juice improves the risk factors for metabolic syndrome. Int J Food Sci Nutr 66(7):830-6.

[4] Atkinson RD et al. (2008)

International Tables of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Values. Diabetes Care 31: 2281-2283.