Side Effects of Drinking Orange Juice

You may gain weight

Orange juice has calories, mostly from sugar, like most foods and drinks. 

orange juice can spike and crash blood sugar without satiating, digestion-slowing elements like fiber, healthy fats, or protein, causing weight gain like soda.

You may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes

Study of 180,000 participants over 24 years found that drinking a serving of fruit juice daily increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 21%

Reduce your blood pressure.

One American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study found that overweight men's blood pressure dropped after consuming 2 cups of orange juice daily for a month. 

You may moderately support heart health

Over 20 years, cohort study participants who drank more than half a cup of OJ a day had a decreased rate of hypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease.

If you limit your OJ intake, there are other methods to boost your heart health: Simple methods to Keep Your Heart Healthy, According to Doctors.

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