Chad’s Blog: The Amazing Five

 
As a kid growing up in Florida, I remember drinking Florida Orange Juice and thinking, “This is awesome, I want more!” All I knew was that it tasted delicious, and I felt like a million bucks when I was powering my days with OJ.

 I couldn’t get enough, but I didn’t really care why; I just wanted to drink that OJ. One time, I even gave a speech that started out with how much I love Florida Oranges.

My honest-to-goodness love for Florida Orange Juice is still firmly intact as an adult, only now I get why it makes me feel so good. I did a little research and found out some really cool nutritional facts about my beloved Florida OJ.

 Florida Orange Juice has 5 Amazing benefits that you need to know about:

 

1. Potassium

 If you’re anything like me, you’ve always thought that potassium and bananas go hand-in-hand. While they may, 100% orange juice is actually a really great source of potassium, which is a mineral important for maintaining muscle health, pH balance, and hydration. In fact, one 8 oz. glass of 100% orange juice provides the same amount of potassium as one banana. 

 

2. Vitamin C

 It’s widely known that vitamin C may help support a healthy immune system. But did you know that it also helps support collagen production? Yep! That means an 8-oz glass of 100% orange juice may help to keep your muscles, skin, bones, cartilage, and blood vessels healthy. 

 

3. No added sugar

 This one is great because most of us are trying to manage the amount of sugar we take in. Well, don’t worry – Florida  OJ’s flavor is all courtesy of nature, with no added sugars – just pure, Florida goodness!

 

4. Folate

 Here’s one we don’t hear a lot about: folate. Don’t worry if you can’t pronounce it – it took me a while to be able to say it. Say it with me….Fo-Late. Now that we’ve got that down, you need to know that it’s really important in the production of healthy red blood cells, and an 8-oz glass of 100% orange juice is a good source of it!

 

5. Taste

 This is our bonus: it tastes delicious! I’m used to things that are “good for you” not tasting very good. But it’s kind of amazing that we can get a nutritious and delicious drink (that also keeps us hydrated in the hot summer months) all in one – Florida Orange Juice!

 

Here in Florida, we’re so blessed to have such an iconic fruit that’s really good for you as our state fruit. So delicious, so nutritious, and so accessible. Just like our state, Florida Orange Juice is amazing inside! 

 Read more about the 5 amazing benefits Florida Orange Juice provides along with some nutritional facts and quick and easy recipes!

 

 

DO florida!

-Chad Crawford

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