Florida citrus has marketing partnerships. They not only promote the fact that orange juice tastes good, but they also promote the healthy reasons to drink it. They do so through these partnerships.
"Florida orange juice, as part of a healthy diet, helps in the fight against cancer."
-American Cancer Society
We can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer by watching what we eat and by living an active life.
Recent studies show a direct link between the nutrients found in citrus fruit and reducing cancer risk.
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have reported that a low-fat diet high
in vitamin C may help reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
"Florida grapefruit and 100% pure Florida grapefruit juice are certified as part of a heart-
-American Heart Association
According to recent research, a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables like Florida citrus
fruit and their juices, may help fight heart disease.
The Food and Drug Administration has concluded that a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol
may reduce the risk of heart disease. FDA also has concluded that a low fat diet high in fruits
and vegetables containing fiber, including soluble fiber, may reduce the risk of heart
disease. Florida citrus fruit and their juices are fat-free and cholesterol-free and citrus fruit
like oranges and grapefruit are sources of high fiber.
"Adequate Folic acid, the B vitamin in orange juice, may reduce the risk of certain birth
-March of Dimes
Research conducted by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that pregnant women who eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
containing folate (the most frequently consumed dietary source of folate is orange juice) can decrease the risk of having children born with birth defects:
Studies show that about 2,500 cases of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida and anencephaly, occur each
year in the United States. Babies born with spina bifida have backbones that do not fully form
around the nerves of the spinal column. Babies with anencephaly are born without most of
the brain and will not survive.
By being partners with these well-known organizations, the Florida Department of Citrus is making it a team effort
to spread the word about the healthy benefits of Florida orange juice and citrus products as well as promoting
the good causes of these organizations.
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