A Florida Orange a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Packed with vitamins, essential minerals, disease-fighting antioxidants and fiber, Florida oranges may be even more potent than apples at safeguarding your health. Eating a juicy Florida orange every day may not protect you from every cough and sniffle, but fresh-picked Florida oranges can help your body fight off colds and disease and have been shown to help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, heart disease and certain birth defects. A sodium and cholesterol-free food, Florida oranges can also help you keep off the pounds and maintain a healthy weight.

• Cancer. Researchers have discovered a direct link between the high vitamin C content and rich antioxidant levels of Florida oranges and reduced cancer risk. The American Cancer Society recommends including Florida oranges as part of a healthy, cancer-fighting diet.

• Heart Disease. According to research conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a low-fat, low-cholesterol, high-fiber diet rich in fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends including Florida oranges in a heart-healthy diet.

• Birth Defects. Florida oranges are high in folic acid. A deficiency of this B vitamin during pregnancy has been linked to the development of spina bifida and anencephaly. The March of Dimes recommends increasing the consumption of folate-rich Florida oranges during pregnancy to help reduce the risk of these birth defects.

If you want to keep the doctor away and stay healthy, order fresh and delicious Florida oranges today.

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