We found this article at Florida Department of Citrus and we’re elated to share more information about the healthy affects of drinking 100% orange juice. Juice is often connected with obesity and weight gain in young children and suggested in adults as well, but more and more often we are learning the key to a healthy intake of 100% orange juice is intake and moderation. You should feel good when you drink a glass of Indian River Select® Brand Orange Juice in the morning and know that you are contributing to your overall health. Read the article below for more details.
When consumed in moderation, 100% orange juice can fit with any weight loss or weight maintenance diet
Concern and confusion about the nutrition of 100% orange juice, as raised in recent news coverage, is one of several factors that can be attributed to the decline of OJ consumption. However, there is a body of evidence that has shown that when consumed in moderation, 100% orange juice can fit with any weight loss or weight maintenance diet. In fact, a new study provides evidence that consumption of 100 percent fruit juice, such as 100% orange juice, was not associated with weight gain in children over the age of 6. While 100% orange juice does contain naturally occurring sugar, it also packs a lot of important nutrients and can be part of a healthy lifestyle in moderation, even for those with metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
While the sales of 100% orange juice are declining along with the amount of orange juice produced in the U.S. as a result of citrus greening, an incurable bacterial disease impacting the health and fruit production of citrus trees, one fact remains – consumers are drinking every drop of the 100% orange juice that is being produced.