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Kitchen Staples Helpful for Heart Health

  (Family Features) Taking care of your heart health requires a commitment to the right routines and smart decisions, such as adopting a heart healthy diet. Foods you might already have in your kitchen can offer powerful vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that may help contribute to heart health. Decades of research shows that each 8-ounce serving of 100% orange juice, such as Florida Orange Juice, is packed with key nutrients and valuable plant compounds, which may play a beneficial role in helping lower blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease. Consider these additional heart health benefits of 100% orange juice: While many people associate vitamin C with its ability to help promote a healthy immune system, it’s also been shown to support cardiovascular health. Orange juice is an excellent source of vitamin C providing more than 100% of the recommended daily value in an 8-ounce glass. In several research studies, higher intakes of the flavonoid

Oranges-5 Health Benefits Beyond Vitamin C

  (Family Features)  Healthful eating starts with the ingredients you use. So it’s important to use fresh, seasonal ingredients that pack a nutritional punch. An easy way to meet your daily nutrient needs is to eat a variety of whole foods. Among those foods, fruit is included (which about 80% of the U.S. population doesn’t get enough of,. According to the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans). Fruits provide a unique mix of beneficial nutrients that can’t always be found in a supplement.  Consider an option like delicious California Navel and Cara Cara oranges. These oranges are in season and available nationwide. They offer a wide variety of health benefits. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. vitamin C support a healthy immune system. Why, because one orange can offer 70-100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C for humans. Oranges also offer other important nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, including: Phytonutrients (beneficial compounds pro