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Give Your Body A Boost

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(NC) - Including 100 per cent pure Florida orange juice as part of a balanced diet is a powerful way to improve your health and supply your body with the nutrients it needs. Orange juice is one of the most naturally nutrient-rich fruit juices. In fact, an eight-ounce glass of 100 per cent Florida orange juice is packed with vitamins and nutrients that are important to giving your body a healthy start to the day.

Give Your Body A Boost
What's inside your orange juice?

It's overflowing with vitamin C, which:

  • Helps your body fight off colds and other infections - lessening their length and severity.
  • Helps fight cell and tissue damage that could lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
  • Assists the body with iron absorption.

One 8-ounce glass of 100 per cent pure Florida orange juice contains 72 milligrams of vitamin C - more than a full day's supply!

It's crammed with calcium, which:

  • Builds and maintains strong bones and teeth.
  • Helps the body's muscles contract and helps the heart beat.
  • Helps support healthy blood pressure.

Calcium-fortified Florida orange juice contains as much calcium as a glass of milk! In fact, one 8-ounce glass of calcium-fortified Florida orange juice provides about 1/4 of the recommended daily intake.

It's packed with potassium, which:

  • Helps the body to metabolize and release energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates.
  • Reduces the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

One 8-ounce glass of Florida orange juice provides 470 milligrams of potassium. That's as much as a medium-size banana and 13 per cent of what experts recommend each day.

It's filled with folate, which:

  • Aids in a healthy memory, supports healthy arteries and boosts the immune system.
  • Helps reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.

An 8-ounce glass of Florida orange juice contains 15 percent of the recommended daily requirement.

It's teeming with thiamin, which:

  • Helps the body convert food into energy it can use.

One 8-ounce glass of orange juice provides 15 percent of the daily value for thiamin.

It's rich in vitamin B6, which:

  • Helps to regulate appetite, mood, sleep patterns and much more.

Drinking a glass of 100 per cent pure Florida orange juice every day can help support a healthy immune system and provide a natural, healthy source of energy.

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