Personally I don’t know many people that have to be ENCOURAGED to drink Orange Juice (no one in OUR family at least!) But I admit, I am guilty of reaching for soda more than I should, especially when things get busy and hectic around here! So these little tidbits from Florida Orange Juice were a nice little reminder for me to reach more often for that jug of O.J. instead of that can of Diet Coke. 🙂
Did you know potassium and folate and vitamin C are three nutrients that we regularly don’t consume enough of in the U.S.? (Shame on us!)
One 8?ounce serving of 100% OJ is a good source of all three!
How about this….did you know one 8-ounce glass of 100% OJ provides HALF of the USDA-recommended daily fruit intake for most adults??? And here I am always feeling SO guilty about not getting enough fruit in my diet. Two glasses a day and I’m good to go! 🙂
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, is a nutritionist, dietitian, and writer who currently serves as director of nutrition for WebMD. She has a few really good tips, not only for getting more OJ into our diets….but how to eat healthier in general.
To get a JUMPSTART on your morning…make sure your breakfast includes protein, fruit and nutrient-dense carbs.
- An easy way to do this is to blend your favorite fruit (I prefer mine frozen, of course) with 100% Florida OJ and low-fat yogurt!
- Or…I love this idea!…..jazz up your pancakes by substituting 100% Florida OJ for water in your batter! I have actually tried this with a little cinnamon and it’s really delicious! Gives ordinary pancakes a little zing. 🙂
Oh wow….now I’m hungry for pancakes! Is 11:36am on a weekday morning too late to make pancakes????
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