Vitamin C Goodness

Product: Tropicana Orange and Mango

Tropicana‘s line of Orange Creations has a new member — Orange Mango.

The good: This juice blend is made with only two ingredients; 100% orange juice and mango puree. No added water or sugars. The combo is delicious as well as good for you, what we call in the foodie health biz — a win/win. Both the orange and the mango offer Vitamin C plus the mango offers beta carotene. Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant that is believed to reduce your chances of developing certain cancers.

The not-so-good: You’ll want to drink a gallon but you are going to have to put the brakes on. Limit yourself to one serving size, which according to Canada’s Food Guide is 1/2 cup (125 mL).

What you can eat it with: For breakfast or in a smoothie. In the heat of the summer it’s great mixed with sparkling water and served over ice cubes.

Bottomline: Vitamin C and beta carotene are two antioxidants that are important to add to your diet via food, not supplements. Enjoy a glass of health with the taste of summer all year round.


Photography, Mairlyn Smith.