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Vitamin C

This is a very important nutrient that helps the body in the healing process and aids in iron absorption. It also helps strengthen body tissues, bones and blood vessels. One very important aspect of vitamin C is that it supports the immune system.



sources: 8 oz. orange Florida orange juice, 8 oz. Florida grapefruit juice, 1 medium Florida orange, 1/2 medium Florida grapefruit




Folate

Folic acid, or folate, can help reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spine. It also helps in the production of red-blood cells.


sources: 8 oz. Florida orange juice




Fiber

As a part of a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables, fiber has been found to reduce the risk of some types of cancers and heart disease. Fiber also aids in the digestion and elimination of food.


sources: 1/2 medium Florida grapefruit, 1 medium Florida orange




Potassium

This is an essential mineral that maintains fluid balance in the body. It helps in cell strength and structure, and even nerve transmission.


sources: 8 oz. Florida orange juice




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