Calories in Orange Juice

Orange Juice

We commonly see in the media people relishing every bit of their glass of orange juice for breakfast. We have come to the conclusion that is a healthy food. Yes, oranges are good sources of vitamin C and many other nutrients; however, can people with diabetes have orange juice?

Including fruits for diabetics is a good thing to do as they are a source of dietary fiber. But, what with the high sugar content in fruits, one has to watch out for the portion sizes. And, the number of servings of fruits good for diabetes is determined by a dietician or the diabetes doctor.   

As such, oranges have a lot of health benefits, but consuming it in the form of whole fruit is much better as the dietary fiber allows sugar to enter the bloodstream a little slower than in the form of juice.

Benefits of orange fruit in a diabetic diet plan

  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces the risk of cancer
  • Assists in reducing cholesterol levels
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Is a major source of dietary fiber and vitamin C
  • Assists in regulating blood sugar levels

Calories in Orange Juice (100 gm.)

Calories 2.15 Kcal
Protein 0.2 gm.
Fat 0.1 gm.
Carbohydrates 1.9 gm.
Calcium 5 mg.
Iron 0.7 mg.

Vitamins in Orange Juice (100 gm.)

Vitamin B6 0.4 mg.
Vitamin C 64 mg.
Carotenoids 15 μg.