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Anti-inflammatory Action of Orange Juice

If you're like me, you want to feel good about what you eat.  To most of my friends and family, I've been considered a "health nut" for most of my adult life.  I'm proud of that.  I would absolutely say I'm health conscious, and so I think about everything I eat before I eat it.  I'll also admit that there is a balance to be had, and that there is probably a fine line between eating healthy and being obsessed with food.  I've tried to find that balance, at least for myself.  Along those lines, I'm constantly doing research on the health benefits of foods.  One such food that comes to mind is orange juice.  I would guess that most people consider orange juice healthy, and are aware that it is a significant source of vitamin C.  Recent research reflects the fact that orange juice has anti-inflammatory properties.  This is very important considering that inflammation is being linked to most chronic degenerative diseases, including cancer and heart disease.  This study dovetails nicely with previous research which showed that orange juice neutralized the inflammatory effect of a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal, and it prevented the increase in endotoxin, about which I've written before.  Endotoxin is an intestinal toxin that has been correlated to many diseases.  Yes, orange juice is high in sugars, but orange juice consumption has been associated with better diet quality, improved biomarkers of health in adults, and reduced risk of obesity.
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