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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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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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What distinguishes eating fruit from having fruit juice?

What distinguishes eating fruit from having fruit juice?

Big difference: Eating fruits gives you a lot of fiber which is healthful for your bowel functions. Juices have too much sugar and will make you eat more as high sugar leads to increased hunger due to high Insulin levels which follow after consuming sugary drinks. ...Read more

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What's a healthy alternative to concentrated fruit juice and fizzy drinks? Thanks.

What's a healthy alternative to concentrated fruit juice and fizzy drinks? Thanks.

Welcome to Medicine: Theses questions always make me smile. This is probably not a test to see if real physicians are on this site. But, the healthiest fluid to drink is the fluid to keep you alive and that is water. H2o! ...Read more

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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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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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How much fruit juice should I give my healthy 8 month old?

How much fruit juice should I give my healthy 8 month old?

No need, but you can: After 6 mths old ; once eating solids, you can give 1:10 diluted juice, at mealtimes only, although babies certainly don't need it. Water is always the best choice as an additional drink to your baby's usual milk. However, if you are bringing up your baby as a vegetarian, giving her fruit juice with meals will help her body absorb the iron from her food. Best! ...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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Is it healthy to live solely off of fresh vegatable and fruit juice for 60 days? Just the juice and water nothing else.

Calories: Nope. Not in any way. Eating 100% carbs will leave your muscles weak, your hormones unbalanced, and your immune system near collapse. Why would anyone attempt this? ...Read more

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Can you help? Is 100% fruit juice healthier then gatorade?

Can you help? Is 100% fruit juice healthier then gatorade?

Juices: Juices are generally packed with significantly larger amounts of vitamins than gatorade such as vitamin c, which is important for immune health! ...Read more

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