I'm not going on a big fanatical tangent about store-bought Orange Juice.
Although I'd like to.
Instead, I wanna tell you why one simple solitary orange can give you the Best Tasting.....Better For Ya......Instant Dose of Pure, Unadulterated Vitamin C......Just like THAT!
As the years begin to add up on my Life's-Calendar, I'm becoming more aware of what I eat, where it comes from, and if I'm making the right choices.
I've also learned how "clever marketing ploys" can trick you into thinking you're buying something good for you.....When in fact, it's only a mere shell of it's true original form.
Take store-bought Orange Juice for example.
True, "fresh squeezed" Orange Juice is literally impossible to package and sell.
In order to get the pure health benefits from "fresh squeezed" orange juice, it literally has to be squeezed and drank straightaway.
Otherwise, it has to be heat treated, pasteurized, processed with additives, all of which, ZAPS the pure juice of its true health benefits.
It's an Orange in disguise really.
Store-bought orange juice is FAR FROM a Glass of Sunshine that the juice companies are implying.
Oh it's down right exhausting, all the information available on what happens to orange juice before it hits your grocer's refrigeration section.
I'll let you read all about it on your own, or you can just trust me when I tell you that no OJ is more pure than one single fresh squeezed orange.
INSTANT LIQUID VITAMIN C.
Which leads me to my new favorite juicer that I bought from TJ Maxx (also know across the country as Marshall's or Home Goods). Quick, go there and see if they have any left. You'll thank me for it.
It's nothing fancy.
It's cute. It's simple. And it's ergonomically perfect.
It's got a great little spout.
Perfect for catching the seeds.
Plus, this handy dandy little juicer, squeezes out every last drop from your citrus product with very little effort.
If you are a pulp eater like my hubby, or have a recipe such as Lemon Orange Pound Cake which calls for pulp, this little baby will catch the pulp nice and neatly too.
Pure, delicious Vitamin C.
Oh, and fresh squeezed orange juice also has Vitamin A, Potassium, Calcium, fiber, antioxidants, and all kinds of essential amino acids which the body needs to make and repair healthy muscles.
But don't tell your kids all that gobbledy gook, their tiny little brains don't need to hear that just yet.
Just one, cute, round, supple, navel orange, can give you your daily allowance of Vitamin C. All in one quick squeeze.
So good for ya.
Your daily boost from this fruit couldn't be simpler.
Buy a big bag of oranges.
Cut ONE in half.
Use your handy dandy little juicer and squeeze away.
The real McCoy.
Good stuff your body craves.
Juice from about 2 to 3 nice sized Navel oranges (1 c.) will give you your daily dose of Vitamin C.
Now get to squeezing and put that REAL Glass of Sunshine back in your life.
I am not professing to be a doctor, or a nutritionist, or dietitian. What I wrote here might not be worth a hill of beans. It's just my personal opinion about fresh squeezed orange juice.
(This note is written just in case Minute Maid or Tropicana decide to send me a nasty-gram.
This sort of thing happens quite often when you publish your opinion on the Internet for the world to see).