Orange juice: Prevents inflammation
Drinking a couple of glasses of OJ prevents the inflammation that can be triggered by a fast-food breakfast, making damage to blood vessels less likely, research shows. The protective effect may come from the juice’s high levels of flavonoids, plant pigments with anti-inflammatory properties. Drink a few ounces along with these healthy breakfast ideas.
Lemonade: Thwarts kidney stones
Several studies suggest lemonade can help ward off kidney stones, a painful problem that’s on the rise. If you’ve had kidney stones, cut your risk of a recurrence by as much as 90 percent with a daily dose of lemonade: Mix four ounces of lemon juice with two liters of water; drink straight up or sweetened, says Roger L. Sur, MD, director of the University of California, San Diego, Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center.