Dr. Oz's 99 Healthiest Foods -- How Many Are In Your Shopping Cart?

Find out which healthy staples Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, author and host of the Dr. Oz Show, recommends plus get tips on how to save at checkout (100 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:00AM

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Supermarket Staple #99: 100% Orange Juice

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a Jessica Smith on Mar 28, 2012 at 3:30PM

Why It's a Must Have: Did you know that regular consumption of OJ is good for your heart? One study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the hesperidin (a healthy water-soluble plant pigment) found in orange juice helps the performance of small blood vessels, improving blood pressure and decreasing cardiovascular disease risk. Plus, orange juice is a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, and potassium, Palinski says.

Budget Bonus: Stay away from the ‘light’ orange juices, which are basically just overpriced, watered down juice. “Instead, cut your OJ with water or seltzer for all the great taste with half the calories.” And, if you are a regular juice drinker, you may want to invest in a juicer, to make your own juice, which can be a significant cost savings over time, recommends Palinski.

Recipes to Try:

Orange soda

Sweet and Spicy Orange Chicken

Baked Pumpkin Orange Custard

 

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