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What are the health benefits of orange juice?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Dr. Oz  recommends sipping to save your life. Orange juice contains both vitamin C and flavonoids, which as you know are powerful antioxidants. Drinking orange juice with a high-fat or high-carbohydrate meal can actually neutralize the inflammatory stress generated by the unhealthy meal and help prevent blood vessel damage.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
Kate Geagan
Nutrition & Dietetics
A recent study found that people who drank moderate amounts of 100% orange juice actually had 21% lower rates of obesity than people who didn’t -- and they had a significantly better overall diet quality as well! The bonus? One 8-ounce glass of 100% orange juice contains two full servings of fruit, your full day’s supply of vitamin C, and as much potassium as a medium banana. If you’re watching calories, drink 4 to 6 ounces of 100% juice a day. It’s a great way to sneak in an extra serving of fruit and keep your diet on track.

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