Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nutritional Information Of Orange Juice

 Nutritional Information Of Orange Juice
Orange juice is one of the most important ingredients (and the most important fruit juice) to have when making cocktails.

To get the most juice out of a fresh orange, bring it to room temperature and roll it under your palm against a hard surface before squeezing.

Another method is to microwave them on high power for 30 seconds, let stand a couple of minutes before cutting and squeezing them.


The caloric content of orange juice can vary between 50 calories in Tropicana 50 to 225 found in Jamba orange juice. However, most have a calorie content between 100 and 150. If your goal is to lose weight, then remember that a 500-calorie-per-day deficit is necessary to lose one pound per week. Replacing your morning glass of orange juice with water can be a practical change to reduce your caloric intake.


Orange juice is a good source of healthy, natural vitamins. These include vitamin A and vitamin C. Vitamin A plays a role in vision, skin health, immune function and is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C is important for bone health and is also an antioxidant. While Vitamin C is thought to have effects on reducing the incidence and duration of colds, this has not been proven. The Cochrane Database concludes that "the failure of vitamin C supplementation to reduce the incidence of colds in the normal population indicates that routine mega-dose prophylaxis is not rationally justified for community use. But evidence suggests that it could be justified in people exposed to brief periods of severe physical exercise or cold environments."


A sweet and satisfying glass of orange juice is healthy when consumed in moderation. An alternative to increasing the fiber content is to juice or blend a fresh orange. So enjoy a glass of orange juice with breakfast, but be aware of its high calorie and carbohydrate content and its overstated effects on improving cold symptoms.



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