I would bet that if everyone started drinking an 8-ounce glass of 100% pure Florida Orange Juice each morning for breakfast, we would be more healthy as a community. I never new all of the benefits of all natural OJ, and didn't really think about all of the other ways it can be used, other than drinking it, but when I do drink it, I always feel awake, refreshed, and ready to start my day! Did it ever dawn on you to use OJ in your pancake batter instead of water, in your morning smoothie, or in your dinner protein marinade? It doesn't just have to be used for drinking anymore!
Stay Healthy This Summer
Orange juice is so good for you, so it's a great option to use for all meals and in recipes. Just 8-ounces provides half of most adults recommended fruit intake, plus, OJ includes nutrients that most adults don't get enough of – potassium, folate, and vitamin C. All natural orange juice is also more nutrient rich than the most commonly consumed fruit juices because it's made with 100% real juice while many other juice cocktails or sports drinks only have a small amount of read fruit juice in them.
Make sure you stay healthy be eating a balanced breakfast that includes proteins, fruits, and energizing nutrient-dense carbs, keep healthy snacks on you with 8-ounce portions of OJ so that you aren't tempted to stop at a vending machine or convenience store for a less healthy snack when you get hungry, and eat a balanced dinner by adding lean proteins to vegetables, whole grains, high-fiber fruits, and healthy fats. Grilling is a great way to prepare healthy foods and enjoy the beautiful summer weather at the same time! These healthy tips were from Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD.