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Fruit Juice (Overview)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that babies need to grow.


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Is consuming tropicana fruit juice good for health ?

Is consuming tropicana fruit juice good for health ?

Absolutely Not: Adds: As animals we need little to no carbohydrate (all sugars, simple & complex) intake. Yet most humans have a sweet tooth. Not all fruit can be sold before spoiling, esp. not at higher prices, plus people will not buy fruit what has been frozen, thus lots of fruits are converted to juices which can be frozen & stored smoothing out labile supply & prices. However all fruits high sugar: very unhealthy. ...Read more

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Fruit Juice (Overview)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that babies need to grow.


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Can you be allergic to fruit juice?

Can you be allergic to fruit juice?

Yes: Allergic antibodies (ige) can be formed to any large complex molecule that is recognized as foreign to the body such as: animal and plant proteins or carbohydrates, bacteria, fungi, insect venoms or excrement (dust mites) or even synthetic molecules such as drugs. The presence of ige does not, by it self, confirm true allergy; clinical symptoms occurring after exposure must also be noted. ...Read more

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Is fruit/fruit juice ok for me if i'm hypoglycemic?

Only during symptoms: "hypogycemias" are real in diabetic patients that take too much medication or don't eat after taking medications. Unless there is tumor producing low glucose (insulinoma) most people keep normal levels of glucose even while starving. If you recover from your symptoms quickly with the fruit or juice is possible you have real hypoglycemia but is better to prove &measure it ( must be less than 60 ). ...Read more

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Can a child be healthy drinking only fruit juice and eating a few food?

Can a child be healthy drinking only fruit juice and eating a few food?

No: Excessive juice consumption is not healthy at all. It can lead to obesity or the opposite (low weight). Docs recommend no more than 1 glass of juice a day. No sweetened drinks such as sodas. ...Read more

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Can fruit juice cause my baby to have diarrhea? ?

Can fruit juice cause my baby to have diarrhea? ?

Yes: "toddler's diarrhea" is diarrhea caused by too much juice. Babies don't need juice at all, and we prefer they get their vitamins from fruit, rather than the juice, which is made up of a lot of concentrated sugar. Juice should be considered a treat, and offering water with each solid meal is a great habit to encourage. ...Read more

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What to do if I have made recently is to a fruit juice containing the plant extract stevia, so could it be this that has caused the overactive bladder?

What to do if I have made recently is to a fruit juice containing the plant extract stevia, so could it be this that has caused the overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder: Yes, this juice could cause an overactive bladder but there are many other reasons for an overactive bladder. For starters please stop taking the fruit juice. If after a week your bladder is under control - great! If not please see your doctor to find the real cause of an overactive bladder. ...Read more

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