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Why Is My Body Craving Orange Juice
Craving sweets: You are probably just craving something sweet. Orange juice has a lot of sugar. Way too much sugar. I do not recommend drinking any fruit juice. Eating fruit is healthy but drinking them is not. It takes a lot of oranges to make a glass of juice and you don't need that much sugar. Try to drink milk and water and eat fruit. Avoid other sweet drinks like pop and gatorade as well. ...Read more
oranges vs juice?: If this is just a preference, like enjoying chocolate more than vanilla, it doesn't mean anything. More information would be needed if the issue is more complicated. ...Read more
Not particularly: Fluids and rest are great for colds. If you like orange juice, go ahead. It can upset the stomach if too much is taken in due to the acidic nature of the juice. It is a good form of vitamins especially vitamin c. It may or may not help your cold, but if you think it does, have at it. The craving? Be careful. Lots of sugar in oj. Water is good & take vit c tablets for the same sans sugar! ...Read more
I am constantly craving orange juice! I'm not hungry and not craving sweets or junk food. I drank almost a gallon today. Why could this be?
Probably because you like it but a gallon a day is far too much.
Have you given any thought to why you take so much OJ?
Are you having to urinate several times a day?
I suggest that you take your orange juice no more than twice a day (glass full, not a gallon) and if you are thirsty take water.
Frequent urination from too much liquid is not good for you! ...Read more
My boyfriend and i had sex during my fertile days. For the past week I have had a craving for orange juice to the point where I am drinking half a gal?
?: If you're wondering if you're pregnant, there's no good way to know until you miss a period and have a positive pregnancy test. Any symptoms you get before missing a period are unlikely to be from pregnancy. ...Read more
Sudden onset of cold sweat, weak, hot, shaking hands, fast breath, intense craving for sugar candy or orange juice. Stop after eating candy.....?
Blood sugar?: Sounds like one of a few things - anxiety or dehydration ( which were cured by time) or hypoglycemia (which was cured by the sugar). There are a few other less likely things down the list. You should eat, sleep and exercise regularly. If this is recurrent or you actually lose consciousness as a result of one of these episodes you might want to see someone. ...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
Whole body is tired & lazy. Blocked & runny nose, throat hurts & a bit fever. This cold & flu is tiring me. How to make it go away? Had orange juice
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Strep throat bacteria can cause stuffy nose symptoms sometimes, too. ...Read more
Orange juice is tricky - we've been told for years how healthy it is, right? True, it has vitamin c, calcium (if you buy the calcium fortified stuff), and it tastes good, but there are a few other things to keep in mind:
- an 8 oz glass of oj has almost as much sugar as a can of soda
- oj has little to no fiber, so that sugar rush can cause an Insulin spike which eventually leads to high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and weight gain. Eating the whole fruit is much better for you because the fiber found in the fruit causes the sugars to be digested more slowly which avoids the Insulin spike
- the stuff you buy in the carton has been processed with many chemicals to increase shelf life - even the expensive stuff! if you must have oj, it's much better to squeeze it yourself.
The 2 best bits of dietary advice i can give pertaining to juice is "everything in moderation" or "bypass the juice and just eat the fruit". Your body will thank you. ...Read more
I changed my son at 5, 8 and 10 this morning and he was drenched each time in between the 2-3 hours. Could it be the orange juice?
Yes: A woman can drink orange juice while nursing, if she was fine drinking orange juice in the past. There is not a reason for her to avoid orange juice, unless she starts to have reactions to it. If she thinks the baby is getting a reaction after each time she (the mom) drinks orange juice, then the mom should talk with the pediatrician about it. ...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
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
Yes: Healthy and can drink it any time. Be careful of number of calories. ...Read more
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