Immune support in every cup!
Here at Indian River Select, we’ve been focusing on how the nutrients in oranges and grapefruits can help support a healthy immune system. We’ve written blog posts, launched a social media campaign, redesigned our website, and most definitely had a glass of OJ every day! Why are we so obsessed with staying healthy thisflu season?, you might wonder. We thought we’d dig in a little deeper to explain the power of citrus, and how juices like our 100% orange juice and 100% grapefruit juice provide nutrients that can help support a healthy immune system.
Let’s start with all the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals you find in every 8-oz serving of our all-natural orange juice. First, you get the recommended daily value of vitamin C with just one serving. Vitamin C is considered a powerful antioxidant that helps support the immune system, and we love how easy it is to get the recommended daily dose in just one glass. Your immune system is your body’s natural way to fight off disease and protect overall health. We’re all about doing anything we can to support our natural defenses, especially when it tastes good too! 100% orange juice also has many beneficial plant compounds, including flavonoids and colorful carotenoids, which work to support your immune system by reducing inflammation and helping cells communicate with each other. Cell communication is important in order to help boost your immune response when your body encounters an infection.
It doesn’t stop there. Indian River Select Brand 100% orange juice is also a good source of potassium and folate which are nutrients that benefit the body’s overall health, and also aid in growth and development. In addition to providing many of the nutrients needed to help the body’s natural ability to fight disease and inflammation, an eight-ounce glass of 100% orange or grapefruit juice can fuel your body with nutrients to stay balanced for a lifetime of health. Isn’t that great?
Try the recipe below for a fun & healthy way to drink the power of citrus:
Indian River’s Power of Citrus Smoothie
3-4 c Indian River Select Brand orange juice
1-2 medium carrots, peeled & roughly chopped
1 apple, peeled & roughly chopped
1 teaspoon powdered turmeric (or 1 inch chunk of turmeric, peeled)
As much fresh ginger as you like, peeled
Optional pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra kick
*(For a thicker, colder smoothie, you can always add a frozen banana or ice)
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth, adding more juice if necessary, and enjoy!