• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Orange Juice Day

Hip hip hooray – May 4 is National Orange Juice Day!Whether you prefer a glass first thing in the morning or at some point during the day, this refreshing beverage is the perfect pick-me-up any time of the day or night.

Orange juice not only tastes great, but it is also good for you. Packed with vitamins and minerals, an 8-ounce glass of pure orange juice provides at least 100 percent of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C which is essential for healthy skin and gums. This important antioxidant not only helps support a healthy immune system but may also reduce your risk of cancer as well. OJ enhances iron absorption, may help reduce the risk of heart disease and improves circulation. Besides Vitamin C, orange juice also contains Folic Acid, B6, Thiamin, Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium. And orange juice has zero fat too! Most of America’s orange juice comes from Florida.

Whether you prefers yours pre-made or freshly squeezed, today is the perfect day to get your O.J. on! Today is also Star Wars Day!