5 Amazing Reasons to Start Your Day with Florida Orange Juice

Pouring Florida Orange JuiceCan we talk orange juice for a minute? I’m talking about the good stuff…fresh from the Florida Orange Groves, sweet and refreshing, 100% orange juice. With all the hype around “added sugar” over the last few years, it seems as if this nutrient-packed beverage is getting falsely lumped into some pretty unfavorable categories. Not to worry because I’m here to set the record straight. Pour yourself an 8-ounce glass of Florida Orange Juice, get comfy, and I will tell you why starting your day with Florida Orange Juice has so many amazing benefits.

Thank you to my friends at Florida Orange Juice for sponsoring this post!!

5 Benefits of 100% Orange Juice

My friends at Florida OJ like to say “There’s Amazing Inside” Florida Orange Juice and let me tell you, it is true! The more time I’ve spent in the Florida Orange Groves and the more Citrus Growers I’ve met, the more I can firmly stand behind this sentiment. There is so much love and passion that goes into making Florida Orange Juice. With just one sip, I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s something amazing inside too!

Holley Grainger in Florida Orange Grove

In fact, below are 5 amazing reasons to be drinking one 8-ounce glass of 100% orange juice each day.

  1. No Added Sugar:

    I have a secret! Contrary to some beliefs, 100% orange juice has NO ADDED SUGAR. That’s why it is called 100%…because nothing is added. Sure, orange juice tastes sweet but that’s the beauty of it. Florida Orange Juice is made from the sweetest and juiciest oranges with naturally occurring sugar from Mother Nature. Best yet, 100% orange juice delivers many other nutrients your body needs like vitamin C, potassium and folate. So there are no empty calories in a glass! It’s the total package!

Holley at Desk in Florida Orange Grove

  1. Vitamin C:

    “I don’t want healthy skin, bones, gums and cartilage,” said no one EVER. So drink up because the Vitamin C in 100% orange juice is an antioxidant that also helps support your immune system. Vitamin C may also help your body absorb the iron found in plant foods. Plus, an 8-ounce glass provides 120% of the recommended Daily Value. Your skin, bones, gums and cartilage will thank you!

Florida Orange Juice in an on the go sport drink

  1. Potassium:

    If you’ve ever reached for a sports drink to replenish your potassium stores then listen up. It’s time to make a change. One 8-ounce glass of 100% orange juice is a good source of potassium. In fact, it has as much potassium as one large banana. Potassium is a mineral that helps your heart, kidneys, muscles and other organs function properly. It also plays an important role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance. Potassium is considered a nutrient of concern by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans because so many children and adults are not meeting the recommended amount. Just one glass of Florida OJ a day will help get you closer to the recommended amount.And the sports drinks…skip the commercial ones loaded with added sugar and artificial color and make your own. I love this recipe for On-the-Go Florida OJ Sports Drink.

  2. Folate:

    Most people have heard that folate . However, did you know that folate is needed in children and adults for cell development and metabolism? Folate, along with other B vitamins, may also play a crucial role in helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Thankfully, 100% orange juice is one of the few fruit juices considered a good source of folate. Just one 8-ounce serving provides 15% of the recommended Daily Value for folate.

A Florida Orange Grove

  1. Great Taste:

    Have you ever been to Florida? If so, then you know just how beautifully bright and sunny the entire state can be. But did you know that the sunshine in Florida is like a magic wand being waved over the orange groves? The bright Florida sunshine and sandy soil help to produce the sweetest, juiciest, best tasting oranges. It is seriously like sunshine in a glass!

Cooking with Florida Orange Juice

If you love DRINKING orange juice already, then let me show you how to cook with it! Be sure to check out my Facebook Lives with Florida Orange Juice where I show you how to make some delicious recipes!

Recipes featured: 

Wheatberry Spinach Salad with Florida OJ Dressing
Florida Orange Juice Shrimp Quinoa Bowl


Recipes featured: 

Frozen Yogurt Bites
Orange Cream Smoothie
Mini Breakfast Quiche


Let me know your favorite way to enjoy Florida Orange Juice in the comments below!

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