What's more nutritious, orange juice or an orange? It's complicated

When it comes to nutrition, should you drink your orange or eat it?

The general advice is to opt for the fruit, since juices are stripped of the fiber – which most us don't get enough of — in whole fruit. And let's face it: Most juice contains a lot of sugar, which most of us consume too much of.

So NPR's interest was piqued when they spotted a study suggesting that, when it comes to oranges, juice might actually unlock more carotenoids and flavonoids – both beneficial phytonutrients — than an equivalent amount of fruit.

There's also a question of calories: An 8-ounce glass of juice has roughly the same amount of energy as two oranges.

Read more about the study here.

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