Orange juice is back on the table in American homes. Recently, many people have stopped drinking orange juice because they’re worried that it has too much sugar. Now, the Coronavirus pandemic has changed all that.
Oranges contain vitamin C, which can boost your immune system. A lot of people think that drinking enough orange juice will shield them from the Coronavirus. The science has not supported this idea, but many Americans drink more orange juice when there is a big health scare.
This happened during the winter of 2018 when there were a lot of influenza cases, and orange juice sales went up. Plus, people are home from work, so they have more time to eat breakfast and drink a glass of orange juice in the morning.
Even though Americans are drinking more orange juice, farms might not be able to supply a lot of it. Brazil is warning about a bad orange harvest in the 2020-2021 season. Farmers say poor weather is hurting crops, so there may not be as many oranges next season. This could make orange juice more expensive. For now, Americans are enjoying orange juice again, and hoping it will help improve their health.