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Orange Juice after surgery

Started by sarahh1828, Feb 14, 2011 12:29 AM
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Posted February 14, 2011 - 12:29 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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