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What are the benefits of orange juice?
Question Date: 2015-11-10
Answer 1:

Like a lot of fruits and vegetables, oranges can give you vitamin C and chemicals called “antioxidants.” Antioxidants may help to protect us from cancer and some other diseases.

Oranges and orange juice also give you the vitamins thiamin and folate (folic acid). They also give you the electrolyte potassium.

Eating the fruits and vegetables themselves is usually better than drinking them as juice. For one thing, you get more fiber from the fruits and vegetables. Fiber is good for your digestive tract and helps you feel more full. Some fruit juices have added sugar, which is not so good. Even unsweetened orange juice can contain a lot of sugar.

Fruit juices are better for you than soda and “sports drinks,” which are basically just sugar and flavorings. Some have added salt or vitamins, but you’re usually better off drinking water unless you’re exercising for an hour or more. Even then, a piece of fruit along with the water is a good choice. Healthy eating is all about variety and balance. If you like orange juice, it can be a nice treat. You may be interesting in studying nutrition.

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