OJ may increase good cholesterol.
Drinking orange juice, already thought to ward off heart disease,
some cancers and birth defects, also may be a simple way to increase
good cholesterol. A new study shows cholesterol benefits in participants
who drank three glasses of not-from-concentrate orange juice daily. The
study, commissioned by the top U.S. orange juice maker, PepsiCo's
Tropicana Products, looked at 25 men and women with moderately high
cholesterol levels. After drinking three glasses of Tropicana Pure
Premium Original orange juice each day, high-density lipoprotein (or
"good") cholesterol went up 21 percent, something usually
difficult to achieve without drugs.