Benefits of Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
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Ask the Diva: What About Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice?

Q. We recently listened to your podcast on fruit intake and the hazards of processed juices. At our house we frequently take the time to make fresh orange juice for immediate consumption. What are your thoughts on this?

A. There's nothing like just-squeezed orange juice--and it's much more nutritious than processed juice. You'd still be better off eating the whole orange, however. To avoid consuming too much sugar, exercise moderation when drinking orange juice--even when it's fresh-squeezed. A serving is one-half cup.

About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.