When consumed in moderation, 100% orange juice can fit with any weight loss or weight maintenance diet
Concern and confusion about the nutrition of 100% orange juice, as raised in recent news coverage, is one of several factors that can be attributed to the decline of OJ consumption. However, there is a body of evidence that has shown that when consumed in moderation, 100% orange juice can fit with any weight loss or weight maintenance diet. In fact, a new study provides evidence that consumption of 100 percent fruit juice, such as 100% orange juice, was not associated with weight gain in children over the age of 6. While 100% orange juice does contain naturally occurring sugar, it also packs a lot of important nutrients and can be part of a healthy lifestyle in moderation, even for those with metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
While the sales of 100% orange juice are declining along with the amount of orange juice produced in the U.S. as a result of citrus greening, an incurable bacterial disease impacting the health and fruit production of citrus trees, one fact remains – consumers are drinking every drop of the 100% orange juice that is being produced.
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