The average orange contains 37 calories. It is low calorie and nutritious. High in vitamin C, a great protector of the body’s health, an orange, like a banana, is easy to carry around and eat. While you can eat quite a few oranges without the calories piling up, beware of orange juices, especially orange juice drinks with added sugars.
Be sure to get oranges that are in season in your area. They tend to be freshest and juiciest of all.
Orange Calorie Values
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Keep an eye out for what kind of orange juice or juice drink you are consuming. Orange flavored juice drinks, especially the juice box, tend to be high in added sugars and calories. A freeze squeezed natural orange juice is lower and better for you (does not usually contain additives or artificial flavorings).
Orange Juice Calorie Values
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All of these above values are estimates. It depends on brand, and even accounting for such, you never know when they’ll change their recipes. Keep an eye on the back of your orange juice carton and make sure you know what you’re drinking.
Here are a few more things you may want to know about oranges and orange juice.
- Some orange juice contain sugars, corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. While the tendency is to assume that all orange juice is safe to drink when dieting, the truth is that you really need to check the carton every time you pick up the juice to make sure that you’re not drinking something loaded with sugars.
- Oranges offer your body plenty of benefits beyond being a no-fat, low calorie snack. They’re also loaded with Vitamin C which will help keep you from getting sick. The end result of staying healthy is that you have more energy to work out. Nothing sidetracks a plan to get fit like spending a week in bed.
Besides Vitamin C, oranges are also full of Beta carotene, another health-preserving nutrient, calcium to keep your bones strong, magnesium and folic acid for your brain.
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