Orange is a tasty drink which as noted online by Orange Juice Facts provides a variety of vitamins and minerals and which is fat free, sodium free, cholesterol free and free from added sugars. Orange juice is one of the most popular beverages around because it is healthy and naturally sweet without any added sugars. The Alpha Galileo Foundation reported in a news release on Sept. 13, 2013, "Orange Juice and Cancer Chemoprevention."
There are many potential positive effects associated with orange juice when it comes to cancer because it is high in antioxidants from flavonoids such as hesperitin and naringinin. Previous in vitro studies have showed orange juice can reduce the risk of leukemia in children, as well as aid in chemoprevention against mammary, hepatic, and colon cancers. However, drinking too much orange juice may not be healthy. The reseachers have written, “Excessive intake of any food, even for the healthiest, can lead to oxidative status imbalance."
The researchers have said, “OJ could contribute to chemoprevention at every stage of cancer initiation and progression.” The journal Nutrition and Cancer has published a review of this research dealing with orange Juice and cancer chemoprevention. The cancer chemopreventive action of OJ has been found to be associated with its effect on metabolic enzymes. Orange juice also has antiinflammatory, cytoprotective/apoptotic, hormonal, cell signaling-modulating, antioxidant, and antigenotoxic effects which may assist with its cancer chemopreventive action. Clearly, enjoying orange juice in moderation may very well help you and your kids prevent cancer.