What to drink

Robert C. H.
By Robert C. H. Latest Reply 2008-09-20 05:31:06 -0500
Started 2008-08-24 09:04:13 -0500

YesterdayI read an article on Orang juice, and apple juice, being put on the list with grapefruit juice as either preventing meds or allowining meds to effect your system If that is the case what are we to drink,I'm not a fan of bottled waterWhy should I pay a dollar or more for the same thing that comes out of my tap?Will the diabetic Society change there suggestions on orange juice This test supposedly was done by the same ones who did thje study on grapefruit Juice, why years later do they find the same results?can;t they test more than one juice at a time?

23 replies

Lori Dee
Lori Dee 2008-09-19 06:42:32 -0500 Report

I avoid juices. I don't get anything from them. I'd much rather eat the fresh fruit. At least I'm getting the fiber that way. I also don't drink bottled water. Tap water over ice is fine with me.

caspersmama 2008-09-20 05:31:06 -0500 Report

I cannot drink grapefriut juice becuase of the blood pressure medicine I take and that used to be the only juice I drank. But I stick to water, I buy the 3 gallon one at Wal Mart for about 3 dollars and I drink unsweetened decaf ice tea. On occasion I have a diet coke but it usually bloats me so I have not had one in a awhile.

kdroberts 2008-09-19 06:35:34 -0500 Report

Most bottled water in the US is a scam and the rest is mostly overpriced. Most of it is just purified tap water so you can either drink tap water or purify it yourself. Do a web search for the Dasani launch in the UK a few years ago for a hilarious story that should make you question purified bottled water.

Water from springs can sometimes be "better" for you because of the added minerals, but these are generally overpriced.

In terms of juice. I personally avoid it 99% of the time purely due to it's nutrition. I love apple, pineapple, grapefruit and orange juices so every now and again I allow myself a little taste. No where near a full serving though.

wordyjim 2008-08-27 18:26:33 -0500 Report

Do you have a link for the article you read about OJ & AJ? I would like to read it. . . Please. . .


Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-08-28 03:07:43 -0500 Report

To Wordyjim, sorry I was reading a Mag in My DR. office while waiting for My Appt. I'm not sure what it was. Possibly WebMD, but I'm not sure Sorry Robert

Lori Dee
Lori Dee 2008-09-19 06:14:10 -0500 Report

What I drink since my diagnosis:

An occasional diet soda (Diet Rite is good and uses Splenda, not aspartame), brewed ice tea (they also have decaf) with Sweet n'Low or Splenda, water (sometimes with a few slices of lemon and a little artificial sweetener, a light lemonade flavor).

DonnaAnn 2008-08-25 21:34:24 -0500 Report

water is really good for you. Try putting fruit slices in your cup. any citrus will do. Squeeze some juice into your glass and them let the fruit swim in the glass. This will give it natural flavor with out all the yucky additives. Tea is also a good drink. But like coffee, it is only good for you if you do not start to pour all kinds of milks and creamers into it. Try lemon juice in your tea. There are several herbal types of packaged teas that have no caffiene (read the labels of the box to make sure).
I once had a doctor who said that if I was going to drink orange juice, which he thought was the worst thnig in the world, that I was better off eating a orange. due to the fact that it was made from concentrate and full of added sugar. He had a point, why not go for the real thing.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-08-26 05:26:18 -0500 Report

A lot of good suggestions, but my Doctor told me to drink orange juice, Not the from concentrate, but the orange juice fortified with calcium and Vit d, as they said my blood tests showed a total lack of vit.d and that the combination will help prevent polops, which I have had removed three times alreadyI also take a multi vit. and vit.D tabs. I have an Ileostomy and some meds pass through me, so fast that I don't benefit from them all that much, I had a triple by-pass,so I also take meds for my heart which is what they tested the orange juice, and apple juice on.

wordyjim 2008-08-25 18:33:57 -0500 Report

I just joined today (8/25/08) & have read MANY interesting bits & pieces already. . . I'm intrigued about the article discussing dangers(?) of OJ & AJ. Can anyone lead me to a link so I can read it? I take Metformin & Byetta & am type2. . .

Goddess 2008-08-25 15:02:09 -0500 Report

Where can you get a cheap filtration system that fits on the kitchen sink? I live in a apt. will I be able to take it with me when I move?

John Crowley
John Crowley 2008-08-25 09:14:12 -0500 Report

Water, water, water. Most of us simply don't drink enough water. And like Gabby said, why waste daily carbs and calories on something as empty as juice or soda?

I agree with you that bottled water prices can be ridiculous. However, for the most part, tap water (especially if you have a filter in your home) is every bit as healthy as bottled water.

GabbyPA 2008-08-25 11:37:57 -0500 Report

We have a whole house water filter/softener system that is fantastic. But we used to use a PUR filter that attached to our kitchen sink, and even that made a huge difference in our water quality. It is a small investment for a world of health.

butterfly_8 2008-08-24 16:27:03 -0500 Report

I also am confused,so I only drink water and green tea.There was also an article that says aresnic in water may cause diabetes. lol

Ryan 2008-08-24 21:58:58 -0500 Report

Me too, water and tea. Or water with some spirulina and greens powder mixed in with some chia seeds. That helps me stabilize my BS if I drink that when I eat. Chia seeds. Got to be one of the best things I started to take.

butterfly_8 2008-08-25 04:25:57 -0500 Report

where do you find them,the chia seeds? Do they disolve in water? Do they have a specific taste? I like to try new things. Some of them really work.

Ryan 2008-08-25 04:54:01 -0500 Report

chia seeds really work. they help create a barrier between the carbs and your intestines therefore slowing a carb uptake preventing a large BS spike. Add a tbsp in any grink snd stir, wait 15 minutes and stir again and they soad up to 9x their weight in water so you get a gel like seed. they're very high in fiber, omega 3's. calcium, magniesum, and the list goes on an on. I get miine from nutsonline.com for 7 bucks a pound. While you're there pick up some gooseberries oe inca berries, those are awesome too. If you like sour. Like a big raisin but golden and sour. do a web search for chia for more detailed information. Some call it nature's perfect food. But i just likt it because i can put it in anything, it has no taste and it ups the nutritional value incredibly of whatever it goes in to. If you're ever constipated, this'll take care of that too. If you want to buy in bulk, go to amazon.com or hidalgofoods.com. they offer free shipping on 12-13 lbs and the price is better. If you have an email address i can send you a web coupon to get either 5 bucks or 10% off your first order.

GabbyPA 2008-08-25 11:35:49 -0500 Report

okay Ryan,
You have my attention. I had heard a little about this a long time ago, but as my brain is like a sive sometimes....
Please add me to your friend's list so I can send you my email address. Butterfly_8 and I are the great experimenters...

NieeMA 2008-08-25 14:23:56 -0500 Report

Chia Seeds are what the Native people carried when they were on the hunt…they have a ton of good things in them.

Your Bodies Many Cries for Water was life changer for me. It is a must read book.

Avera 2008-08-24 16:10:48 -0500 Report

Robert…I read the very same article and could not believe all it said. But the article did mention that the orange and apple juice was just tested on drugs used to treat heart problems.

GabbyPA 2008-08-24 14:03:31 -0500 Report

Water really is the best for you. Why waste your daily carbs on juice when you could eat an apple and get the fiber and other nutrients in it that are lost or "added" into juice?
Juices are not very friendly to us in any form. Infact, there is a news article posted on the site where research shows that people who drink juice daily have a 33% chance of developing diabetes over the 25% who drink regular soft drinks. That was an eye opener!
I know that most of them, even if there is "no sugar added" spike my sugar. OJ is the worst for me. Even if I cook with it in a meal it messes me up. I don't take meds, so I don't know how it prevents them from working, but if it does I would just stay away from it.
You don't have to purchase bottled water. I am not a fan of filling the landfills with plastic. What we do is use our reusable bottles and fill them with our very nice filtered water. You can make tea and use agave or stevia to sweeten it so you don't have to deal with the evils of artificial sweeteners.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-08-24 22:21:03 -0500 Report

I think your right Gabby. Water is the best, calorie free and a good sourse to keep the body cleansed.

Ani 2008-09-18 09:17:12 -0500 Report

I drink lots of water, crystalite, and koolaid. Instead of using sugar to sweaten the koolaid I use splenda. that way I dont take in to much sugar.

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