Orange juice is a popular beverage that contains antioxidants and micronutrients such as vitamin C, folate, and potassium.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Oranges are a good source of vitamin C. One large orange contains more than 100 percent of the RDI.
Folate is a type of vitamin. Folate, also known as vitamin B9 or folic acid, is found in many plant foods and serves a variety of important functions.
Potassium is a mineral. Oranges contain a lot of potassium. Potassium supplementation can lower blood pressure in people who already have high levels and may lower your risk of heart disease.
Regular consumption has been associated with a variety of health benefits, including better heart health, reduced inflammation, and a lower risk of kidney stones.
It is, however, high in calories and sugar, so consume it in moderation and choose fresh-squeezed or 100 percent orange juice whenever possible.