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does beetroot juice count towards my fluid intake like water would?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Beetroot juice is a type of vegetable juice. Occasional drinking of beetroot juice, other vegetable juices, or fruit juices is fine. Too much of any one kind of food or juice can cause problems. One should visit a primary care doctor before drinking too much of any one type of juice, just to be sure the ingredients (such as minerals, salts, sugars, etc...) won't end up harming the person.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
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Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
24 years experience Occupational Medicine
Yes: There is a lot of controversy about how much and which kinds of fluids to drink. In the end the easiest thing to do is monitor the color of your urine. As long as it has a pale yellow color to it you’re doing about right. Too many patients I talk to think they should pee clear - that is wrong. When you do that you make your kidneys work hard. All that being said, beet juice is very good for you.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019

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