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Healthy Skin and Florida Orange Juice

Good nutrition and hydration are important! Florida Orange Juice consists of about 90 percent water.

How does 100% Orange Juice Help Your Skin?

A glass of 100% orange juice can help to keep your body and skin hydrated while providing nutrients such as vitamin C and colorful plant pigments called carotenoids.  

Vitamins and Fluids are Good for Your Skin

Vitamin C  – for antioxidants

Carotenoids  – for antioxidants and carotenoids like beta-carotene

Fluids – for hydration

No matter how busy life gets, take time to enjoy a variety of fruits, vegetables and fruit juice in moderation!


All fluids count for hydration and fluids that come with a variety of nutrients are even better! Florida Orange Juice is an excellent source of vitamin C providing more than 100% of the Daily Value!*


Nutrition Research Corner for Health Professionals

Vitamin C helps support connective tissues by creating the building blocks of mature and functional collagen.1 Collagen is required to maintain healthy skin, gums and other tissue. Collagen breakdown in the skin may lead to the appearance of premature aging.2

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which may help deactivate free radicals in the skin providing photoprotection against sunburn and premature aging.3 Vitamin C also decreases melanin production, thereby providing natural depigmentation of the skin.3 Vitamin C is also critical for wound healing.4 Exposure to sunlight and environmental pollution dramatically reduces vitamin C levels in the center layers of the skin3 , which could negatively impact the benefits of this important vitamin.

Carotenoids have been studied for their skin health benefits as they are stored in the fat layer under the skin. They have been shown to protect against sunburn5-6 and premature aging of the skin.2 Consuming orange juice regularly has been shown to increase carotenoid levels in the skin.7

Water is critical for skin health by assisting in1,4,8:

  • Turgor (firmness of cells)
  • Perfusion (passage of fluids such as oxygenated blood into the cell)
  • Oxygenation

In a clinical study,2 a prescribed water intake of 2L/day improved surface and deep skin hydration at 15 and 30 days in adult females with lower habitual water intake. Researchers also observed several positive effects of skin elasticity and extensibility in various areas of the body, including the face. Females in the study with higher habitual water intake did not have changes in skin hydration, suggesting that adequate water intake plays a role in skin plasticity and hydration in layers of the skin.

In a study comparing hydration effects of different beverages, 100% orange juice was ranked as having a higher rehydration index compared to water and sports drinks; orange juice was also higher in several markers of hydration, similar to oral rehydration solutions and milk, at two to three hours post-consumption.9

*Values based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrient values may vary based on manufacturer, brand and product types.


References

  1. Lykkesfeldt et al. Adv Nutr 2014; 5:16-18.
  2. Terao et al. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2011;48(1):57-62.
  3. Burke. Dermatologic Therapy. 2007;20:314-321.
  4. The A.S.P.E.N. Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Ed. American Society of Parental and Enteral Nutrition. 2012.
  5. Lee et al. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 2000; 223:170-174.
  6. Stahl et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012; 96:1179-1184S.
  7. Massenti et al. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2015; 66(6):718-721.
  8. Palma et al. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology 2015:8 413–421.
  9. Maughan et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;103:717-723.