Orange juice is one of the most popular breakfast drinks. It’s a quick, ready to go breakfast and is high in vitamin C and minerals.
Oranges come in many varieties: clementine, blood orange, tangerines, and the sweet orange, which is the most popular, used for most drinks, and produces the most juice.
In stores, you will find fresh-squeezed, pulp or no pulp, frozen, and even juice with added minerals like calcium.
Of course, like everything else, orange juice has its pros and cons. Here is what the experts are saying about the famous juice drink.
1. Get Your Daily Vitamin C
Yes, you will get 116% of your vitamin C daily from one glass of orange juice. Some of them can even be fortified with extra vitamins and minerals. If you like the pulp variety, then you can also get the fiber your body needs.
2. It Prevents Anemia
This could be similar to the history of the sailors during the 15th to 18th centuries, where they were diagnosed with scurvy due to a lack of vitamin C while onboard ships for long periods of time. Orange juice has high amounts of vitamin B9, or folate, which helps build new red blood cells, which is important during anemia. It is essential for DNA growth during pregnancy.