100% orange juice helps fight inflammation & oxidative stress; Study

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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A glass of orange juice is loaded with all the goodness that you need in a day. According to a new study, 100 percent orange juice can considerably lower inflammation and oxidative stress.

Drinking a tall glass of freshly squeezed orange has the potential to reduce chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in healthy and high-risk adults.

The findings of the new study indicate that orange juice can reduce interleukin 6, a well-known inflammation marker, paving the way for more research into the subject.

The results of the study, which were supported by an unrestricted grant from the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC), were used to align the work scope for a bigger FDOC-financed clinical trial, which is set to begin in late 2021. The FDOC-sponsored review will be based on the benefits of the consumption of 100 percent orange juice.

The findings, which were published in the journal Advances in Nutrition, highlight the importance of nutrients like vitamin C and other bioactive chemicals present in oranges in boosting one’s health.

Hesperidin, a primary bioactive compound in oranges and 100 percent orange juice, is found to reduce two additional inflammatory and oxidative stress markers. Further, it’s worth noting that chronic inflammation may have a role in the progression of chronic lifestyle diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and others.

Ms. Gail Rampersaud, Florida Department of Citrus registered dietitian, noted in the findings, “This review tells us that some studies find benefits with 100 percent orange juice, but we need more data and large well-designed studies to make more definitive conclusions. This analysis is especially helpful as we and others plan future research related to orange juice.”

The review examined published studies linked to 100 percent orange juice and was conducted by the Think Healthy Group and experts at Tufts University and George Mason University. However, the broad scoping and systematic reviews have not accomplished statistical significance, suggesting more analysis is required to reach conclusive evidence.

Furthermore, the researchers warned that because the studies had a limited number of subjects and a poor level of evidence, they had a moderate risk of bias.

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