(NewsUSA) - From busy parents to picky toddlers, the struggle to get enough fruit and vegetables into our diets is real. In fact, many Americans don't consume the recommended amount. A glass of Florida Orange Juice is a convenient and delicious way to help bridge the gap.
According to a recent survey, more than half of parents say it's difficult to feed their children a nutritious meal and two-thirds say it's a struggle to find options that are both nutritious and convenient. For some, breakfast is the most challenging meal of all.
Florida Orange Juice can help.
An 8-ounce glass of 100-percent orange juice counts as a serving of fruit, providing important nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium and folate all with no added sugar. Plus, it's convenient to take on-the-go when the morning meal gets lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
For children, the recommended daily serving of 100-percent orange juice is 4 to 6 ounces.
The vitamin C in 100-percent orange juice may play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, and the duration of the common cold. And the benefits of 100-percent orange juice don't stop there. Every glass also provides hesperidin, a plant compound with antioxidant properties linked to reducing inflammation and improving heart and brain health.
March, which is National Nutrition Month, is the perfect time to celebrate some of the other lesser-known benefits that 100-percent orange juice provides. Data suggest that those who drink 100-percent orange juice may be more likely to have a higher quality diet, including eating more fruit and vegetables, compared to those who don't consume orange juice.
But Florida Orange Juice doesn't have to be confined to a glass. Use 100-percent orange juice as a versatile ingredient in recipes to add nutrition and flavor.
More than 60 percent of parents surveyed said they spend at least one hour per week researching meals for their families either online, on social media platforms or asking friends and family for suggestions. Simplify the process (and save more time for play) by visiting FloridaJuice.com for family-friendly recipes that incorporate the health benefits and great taste of Florida Orange Juice.
For example, consider Florida Orange Vanilla Overnight Oats, a make-ahead breakfast that includes orange juice, oats, sunflower seeds, and grapes as a great way to get the whole family fueled for the day ahead.
Learn more about how Florida Orange Juice can complement your family's fruit and vegetable consumption at FloridaJuice.com.