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Is Orange Juice Better Than Gatorade When Your Sick
Not usually: The protocol that I have seen used with most success. If you are vomiting give your stomach a rest for a few hours. Then frequent sips of warm flat ginger ale (two anti nausea ingredients; sugar solution and ginger) or water. Gatorade can also be useful and is more easily added if diarrhea is a factor. ...Read more
Calories!!: There are 960 calories in 64 oz orange juice. That is the same as consuming 60 teaspoons of sugar! save yourself the calories, stomach ulcers, kidney stones, potassium overload, dental cavities, and empty calories. Drink water and eat the fruit! Juice offers no significant nutrition relative to the excessive sugar in comparison. ...Read more
Most folks feel fine: Most people can have both juice and milk with their breakfasts, and drink them at the same time without any unusual symptoms. That means mixing juice and milk does not cause a person to become sick (so there may be another reason for one's symptoms, rather than the juice or milk themselves). Is there gastric reflux, lactose intolerance, food allergies, etc...? Also, juice has too much sugar. ...Read more
I've been sick all week so all I drank was orange juice and pedialyte. Is that ok? It's been 5 days. I'm finally better today.
Not necessary: Allergy to oranges (including juice) can present as itching, hives, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea and less likely anaphylaxis. If symptoms are limited to stomach upset only, it may be only a food intolerance possibly related to the acidity. If a person can tolerate a small amount, but GI symptoms with larger amounts, this supports an intolerance. Either way, if it bothers a person, avoid. ...Read more
Does vit C on its own fight off flus? I usual get sick for a week. This time drank 2L of orange juice and was 100% healthy next day. Almost 2good2 be tru
How many cups of orange juice a day when sick? Also, I get nosebleeds when I blow my nose why is that and how can I prevent it?
You have a cold?: The idea that taking megadoses of vitamin C for a cold has been shown to be wishful thinking. So have as much or as little OJ as you please. Regarding the nosebleeds, during an upper respiratory infection, the nasal mucosal tissue may become very friable, or delicate, with rich vasculature susceptible to bleeding. Use Vaseline or saline spray intranasally to keep moist and see your doc if needed! ...Read more
Can you get sick from inhaling white mold from Orange juice and dish soap in hookah pipe for six months? Idk how long the mold was there for. But quit
Mold: If it is 6 months and to date have not developed sinus or pulmonary ills like sinusitis, cough, shortness of breath, pneumonia, the probability of having been infected is low. There are many unknowns-what was the white stuff?, if absolutely worried CXR. CT sinuses would tell you if lurking infection. Wash all equipment before and after use with hibiclens. Let dry f/u w/ doc ...Read more
I'm feeling a little sick, I heard orange juice can help prevent a cold But I am on birth control, will the vitamin C affect it?
Nope.: Won't make a lick of difference, Drink up. Cheers! ...Read more
I drink brown whiskey with orange juice everyday, cirrhosis and inguinal hernia don't eat much, why does smell of food make me sick?
See your doctor: Heavy alcohol use with subsequent liver damage and cirrhosis puts you at risk for severe complications of liver disease, including liver cancer, internal bleeding from varices, confusion (encephalopathy) and ascites. You should see a gastroenterologist or hepatologist for a full evaluation. Loss of appetite is a concern and should be evaluated thoroughly and quickly. ...Read more
I have a sore throat for four days now I don't feel sick it feels like I may have a scratch in there. I been drinking hot tea, orange juice.
Nothing Strong: Tea is ok, however orange juice is too irritating on the tissue. Use something that is more gengle to the tissue. Also you can do the usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more
Juices not needed: Juices are the equivalent of giving a baby a coke. The sweetness factor contributes to water refusal. If u want baby to have the benefits of an apple, give apple sauce;oranges, peaches, pears, grapes etc. All benefit the child more when given as a natural food, not a refined extracted juice. ...Read more
I never do: Early in training we were given elaborate reasons to introduce juices, most of which I consider bunk. I consider them flavored sugar, destined to program a kid to crave sugar as s/he ages and battle weight gain for life. I consider apple sauce, fruit wedges, etc. The proper way to use this food. I only use juices to loosen up a kids bowels when they are constipated. ...Read more
9 mo, but not needed: I would say about nine months, but in moderation. Juice--even natural juice--has a lot of sugar, and isn't as nutritious as all the hype suggests. Better than 'juice drinks', yes, but not that much better. I often suggest diluting it. But, juice is not necessary for your child. It has vitamin c, yes, but that is easily obtained from many other sources. ...Read more
Just a little OJ but: Both oj and regular soda both have too much sugar. Oj has more sugar than regular soda. Any person who can eat a fruit doesn't need oj (just eat fruit!). The question is: is the sugar going to hurt you worse or sooner, or are the chemicals in soda going to hurt you worse or sooner? If overweight, high in triglycerides, having pre-diabetes or a family history of it, the sugar is one's worse enemy. ...Read more
Orange Juice: "the american journal of clinical nutrition." vitamin c, an essential vitamin that cannot be synthesized by the human body, is an important antioxidant, a substance that protects the body against the harmful effects of free radicals, the molecules that may cause tissue damage and early aging. ...Read more
Yes: Healthy and can drink it any time. Be careful of number of calories. ...Read more
Haven't heard that o: There's nothing to suggest you should drink orange juice -- your baby won't know either way. ...Read more
Iron drops: That would be fine. You did not mention your child's age but If still difficult to give it then you may try chew-able iron pills (ask your pharmacist for an equivalent dose) ...Read more
Why give it at all: I'm not a big supporter of juices. The kids get more nutrition from the orange wedges than they get from juice. The same goes for grape, apple etc. I'm afraid many of the adult obesity problems we see are related to a preoccupation with sweet things we train babies to want in infancy. Water is a great drink, fruits are a part of a great diet. Juices are basically baby colas. ...Read more
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