Orange Juice Benefits

Orange juice.

A healthy morning juice that you might be enjoying drinking in the morning. 

In fact, I am getting water in my mouth thinking about it.

But, besides a tasty drink, do you know the benefits of orange juice? 

If not, then you’re in the right place.

Because, in today’s post, I am listing the benefits of drinking orange juice.

1. Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants, found in orange juice, reduce the free radicals in the body which even cause severe health diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. (Source)

They are important for maintaining overall good health. 

Also, antioxidants and citric acids help in anti-aging, which is proven by many studies.

And orange juice is rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids, and ascorbic acid as well as in citric acid. (Source)

It is found that drinking 750ml of orange juice daily for 8 weeks increases antioxidant levels in the body significantly. (Source)

A similar finding is reported in a study where 24 adults shown increased antioxidants status when they drank 591 ml of orange juice daily for 90 days.

2. May Help Prevent Kidney Stones

More alkaline urinary pH helps in preventing kidney Stones. And Orange juice alkaline the urine by increasing the pH level of the urine. (Source 1 , Source 2)

In fact, orange juice found to be more effective than lemon juice in reducing the kidney stones problem, according to a small study. (Source)

Also, people who drink orange juice daily had a 12% lower risk of developing kidney stones compared to those who don’t even drink 1 serving a week, according to a study conducted on 194,095 people. (Source)

3. Get a load of Important Nutrients

Vitamin C, folate, potassium, and Magnesium, are the nutrients you’ll get in an orange juice.

In fact, 8-ounce (240-ml) of orange juice will give you…

  • Potassium: 10% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 6% of the RDI
  • Carbs: 26 grams
  • Vitamin C: 67% of the RDI

Orange juice which is rich in Vitamin C plays an important role in improving the immune system. (Source)

Plus, vitamin C also promotes wound healing, bone formation, and gum health. (Source)

And folate, which helps in DNA synthesis can be added by adding orange juice in your diet. You can 15% of the daily recommended dose, again from 8-ounce (240-ml).

4. Improves Immune System

Vitamin C is proven to help improve the immune system. (Source

And 1 cup of orange juice gives you double the amount of recommended daily intake of the vitamin C. (Source

Along with that, ascorbic acids, a compound of collagen, found in orange juice, promote tissue growth and rejuvenate cells.

So, above two nutrients(vitamin C & ascorbic acids) can keep you healthy and help your body to fight against the disease.

 

5. Cleanses the Skin

Both vitamin C and E in orange juice improves the skin by repairing damaged cells. (Source)

Along with helping in regenerating skin cells. 

That’s why you will see vitamin c and e in most skincare cream ingredients. 

They can even help in reducing the effect of sunburn. 

6. Improves Eyesight

Most of the orange juice benefits come from vitamin C presence, and this is no exception. Vitamin C helps in maintaining the strong blood vessels in the eyes. With that, blood flows to the eyes properly and gives all the nutrition to keep the eyes healthy. 

Along with vitamin C, orange juice also gives vitamin A, although it is not as high as vitamin C, it still gives you little vitamin A which is again good for eyes.

7. Prevent from Heart Disease

According to studies, Orange juice may help in reducing the high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. 

A study with 129 participants, found that drinking orange juice for a long term decreases the “bad” LDL cholesterol. (Source)

Plus, orange juice increases the good cholesterol level, thereby improving health. (Source)

Bottom Line

Orange juice is a popular drink with high in nutrients and antioxidants.

Having a glass of fresh orange juice daily can give you many health benefits like an improved immune system, better skin, good eyesight, etc.

That said, it is high in sugar and calories. So, it’s better to consume at a moderate rate.