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Orange Juice after surgery

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Started by sarahh1828, Feb 14, 2011 12:29 AM
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    sarahh1828

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Posted February 14, 2011 - 12:29 AM

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The nutritionist commented on my food log that orange juice will not be well tolerated after surgery. Is this true. I currently drink my protein with 4 oz oj, 2oz water.
How well did you tolerate orange juice, and how soon were you allowed to drink it?


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Posted February 14, 2011 - 2:03 AM

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I don't see my NUT anymore. I am a little over 4 months post-op. I recenlty added about 8oz of OJ every other day with my Miralax and have had no issues with the OJ. I think your NUT might not want you to drink it because it is just added liquid calories, not sure though. From about 2 months post-op, I really, really craved it for some reason. I never really drank OJ much before surgery. But, everything I crave now, I LOVE! So, I get the Tropicana 50... its 50 calories per 8oz serving, which is better than most. I would check with your NUT why she doesn't want you having it.


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Posted February 14, 2011 - 8:00 AM

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OJ can cause more acid in your stomach that we don't want!!! I don't drink it a lot but when I was about 5-6 weeks out I got REALLY sick over Christmas with a nasty cold so I was drinking OJ like crazy and I was fine!


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Posted February 14, 2011 - 8:55 AM

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I think its the acid. I cant even eat any tomato products for 8 weeks....Posted Image


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Posted February 14, 2011 - 9:06 AM

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As others have brought up above it is pretty acid AND contains a LOT of sugar. It is quite a few calories for the nutritional benefit. If you tolerate it, it should be OK in moderation - it might not be the WISEST choice of drinks though given the sugar and caloric content.


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Posted February 14, 2011 - 10:39 AM

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I never tolerated well orange juice unless very diluted. The same with other very acidic fruits. I will not try for a while and in the future, if I need to have it, I will continue to dilute. i get my Vit C from Ester-C daily. ;)


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Posted February 14, 2011 - 11:26 AM

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I havent had orange juice yet, and now I think It will be a while lol I have tomato and v-8 though no problem


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Posted February 14, 2011 - 3:52 PM

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Can you have the crystal light classic orange? I know its not juice but its alot less calories and acid.


    sarahh1828

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 2:46 AM

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Can you have the crystal light classic orange? I know its not juice but its alot less calories and acid.



I didn't even know they had a classic orange. I'll pick some up next time I'm at the store. thanks!!


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Posted February 15, 2011 - 6:45 AM

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I had two glasses of orange juice the other day but I have to say I don't often drink it at all. I presume it is the high quantity of acid that can cause tummy upset. I didn't have any issues with my orange juice, after two glasses and I have bad acid reflux.
Oh! and I didn't realise how much sugar and carbs are hidden in orange juice! Actually in manufactured smoothies and juices there can be a lot of hidden sugars and it's best to limit these. I've started to swap my juices for pure water as I'm fine with it and soya milk is amazingly low in carbs and higher in protein so this is a bonus.


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