100% orange juice consumption is associated with better diet quality, improved nutrient adequacy and decreased risk for obesity in adults.

Orange_juice1A study published in the Nutrition Journal has shown that consuming 100% orange juice is associated with better diet quality, improved nutrient adequacy and decreased risk for obesity in adults.  Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006 was used in this study which involved more than 8,800 adults aged 19 and older.  Adults who drank orange juice consumed around 210 ml daily and had higher levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, and potassium compared to non-consumers. Those who drank orange juice also had a 21% decreased risk of obesity.  What are your thoughts on this study?

For more information, please read the abstract in the Nutrition Journal.

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