Orange-Juice and Grapefruit-Juice Contributions to Nutrient Intakes by Americans

The NHANES 2003-04 data show that OJ and GJ users drank less than an 8-ounce serving per day in the two-day recalls and about 30% of the Americans drank OJ in the two-day recalls – ranked sixth. The NHANES 2003-04 data also show that less than 1% of the Americans drank GJ in the two-day recalls – ranked at the bottom. Although OJ ranked sixth in the participant penetration rate and seventh in per capita consumption among the 14 beverages studied, OJ ranked number one in providing vitamins C and E, and folate; number two in providing potassium, iron, dietary fibers, vitamin B-6, and alpha-carotene; and ranked last in providing sodium and cholesterol. OJ provided only 2.4% of the carbohydrates and 4.4% of the sugar in the average American diet. OJ has a high level of carbohydrates, but it also has many different kinds of vitamins and minerals. A recent story about the South Beach diet indicated that the dieters should eat some “good” carbohydrates, i.e., nutrient-rich carbohydrates. With the various nutrients found in OJ, OJ should be one of the good-carbohydrate sources for the South Beach dieters.

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Mar 27 2007
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