Fresh Squeezed OJ

To me, nothing tastes better than a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice on a hot day!  I bought this citrus juicer from Big Lots for only $15.00!  I’ve also seen some citrus juicers at TJ Maxx for a good deal.  Juicing oranges in a centrifugal juicer, such as the Breville, just doesn’t do the oranges justice (puts too much air into the juice).

How can oranges boost your health?

For starters, as we all know, oranges are packed with Vitamin C.  One orange gives you about 115% of your daily value of Vitamin C.  Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals in our bodies to help fight against aging,  inflammation. and disease.  Recent research from Italy proves that drinking a fresh glass of OJ trumps taking Vitamin C supplements any day.  A protective effect against free radical damage was shown when participants consumed fresh orange juice, while no protection was shown after taking vitamin C supplements alone.

Oranges are also high in flavanones, anthocyanins, and polyphenols.  One of its most valuable flavaones, herperidin, has been linked to lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol. A British study conveyed that drinking 1/2 a liter to a liter of fresh orange juice a day increases urinary pH, significantly reducing one’s risk of developing kidney stones and infections. Oranges have also been shown to prevent stomach ulcers and stomach cancer, protect respiratory health, protect against rheumatoid arthritis, and fight cancers.

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“LIKE” if you LOVE fresh squeezed orange juice as much as I do!  What are some creative ways you’ve used fresh OJ?

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Fresh Squeezed OJ

  1. MMMMM, makes me thirsty just reading about this! And of course the Vitamin C is so good for your skin and collagen production – that’s a bonus! Another great job, blessings,

  2. That’s interesting about the vitamin C supplement vs freshly squeezed. I used to take a supplement, but, I do feel getting your vitamins right from the source is best. I’ll have to start adding freshly squeezed OJ to our menu!

  3. I love orange juice! But ONLY freshly squeezed.

  4. I just LOVE fresh squeezed orange juice. It tastes so fresh and sweet!! Fresh is ALWAYS better.

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