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)
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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.
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