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Do you drink orange juice?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 16, 2011 at 11:53 PM

I see many people claiming benefits from consuming orange juice, so it seems like this Peat craze is really catching on. Anyways what have your experiences with it been? Have your triglycerides climbed, do you have more energy, did you gain weight, lose weight?

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on March 28, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Hmmmmmm... I think of grapefruit juice as being the ideal citrus match for gin.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on March 27, 2012
at 10:56 PM

Try a lime wedge squeezed in unsweetened brewed iced tea sometime, that's how it's served in Cuban restaurants :)

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on January 03, 2012
at 10:50 PM

You are allowed to upvote comments you know

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 17, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Uhhh, what? I have (had actually) a cold, and that generally produces some amount of mucus and/or phlegm. Who said anything about milk?

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on November 17, 2011
at 05:06 PM

I am eating the peat pro-thyroid and drink about 24oz of OJ a day, with no issues. (the milk was a whole other story! 15lbs weight gain!! but now off it the milk weight is going quickly)

27361737e33ba2f73ab3c25d2699ad61

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Maybe one wouldn't have the mucus/phlegm problem in the first place if they ignored Peat's recomendation to drink a quart of milk per day...

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on November 17, 2011
at 03:40 PM

JayJay - if you had put that in an answer, I would have upvoted it.

6869a1f2294b3a717a53645589a91d18

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on November 17, 2011
at 06:39 AM

your sense of sweet would adapt from continued exposure eventually.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on November 17, 2011
at 03:59 AM

we got OJ, some purple stuff and....oh wow your mom bought Sunny D!!!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 17, 2011
at 02:05 AM

It's a gallon over a couple days, not in a sitting, so it's doable. It's not just the vitamin C working the magic, seems to have some expectorant properties that get mucus/phlegm moving along and out.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on November 17, 2011
at 01:48 AM

a gallon is insanity

0a2dd50f2d3951bf3fb83fc4638c9512

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on November 17, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Why not just take vit C and drink a lot of H2O?

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on November 17, 2011
at 01:08 AM

A gallon!!! I might have to try it.

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Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

on November 17, 2011
at 12:06 AM

I do not. I love real oranges, yet I only have the real fruit, not the juice. I think having too much fructose is not good for your health, and orange juice has lots of fructose!

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0a2dd50f2d3951bf3fb83fc4638c9512

(1960)

on November 17, 2011
at 01:34 AM

I used to drink it. Loved it. Swore by its healing powers. Also was a huge fan of cranberry juice, cran-raspberry juiced, pomegranate juice -- all of that stuff that I was conditioned to believe was "healthy."

Like whole grain bread.

But I've learned things since then. So I don't drink any of that stuff anymore. I drink a lot of water, and I still enjoy coffee and tea. And I feel fine.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on November 17, 2011
at 01:52 AM

I drink anywhere from 4-8 cups a day but would drink more if it wasn't so dang expensive. In regards to peat and orange juice if you isolate one component of his diet you might get benefits but OJ is just one part of his pro-thyroid systematic approach.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on November 17, 2011
at 05:06 PM

I am eating the peat pro-thyroid and drink about 24oz of OJ a day, with no issues. (the milk was a whole other story! 15lbs weight gain!! but now off it the milk weight is going quickly)

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6ca442d2f1c11d08843bb110ffa1748c

on March 28, 2012
at 12:53 AM

My anecdote... I drink 24-32oz of OJ per day with sugar added. Brand is Uncle Matt's pulp free. I have been following Peat for about 5 months and my trigs are lower than they have ever been: 51. They were 110 on SAD and 70 on Paleo. I also drink milk with sugar and eat ice cream daily.

Edit: I should also add that I am 6 feet tall and 152lbs.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 17, 2011
at 12:01 AM

I really don't. When mineolas come into season I eat them (2-3 per day) until they're gone; I think of them as mandarin oranges "on the hoof."

Today's orange juice doesn't taste real to me; I had fresh-squeezed sometimes when I was a kid and it tasted very different than what's offered in most stores today. Since I read that it's stored in large tanks and all flavor is destroyed so they add chemicals when preparing it for sale, I realized why I don't like OJ any more.

My citrus favorites are grapefruit and lime; the former I eat whole and the latter in wedges added to carbonated water.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on March 27, 2012
at 10:56 PM

Try a lime wedge squeezed in unsweetened brewed iced tea sometime, that's how it's served in Cuban restaurants :)

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on November 17, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I don't drink it because it has too much sugar for me.

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51b472fa449ab0e5433f27dcd799fedd

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on November 17, 2011
at 01:05 AM

Supermarket OJ tastes waaay too sugary for me, and if I'm going to make fresh OJ at home I might as well just eat an orange instead (more satiating). I really only get OJ (or any other juice or soda) in the form of mixers these days...

6869a1f2294b3a717a53645589a91d18

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on November 17, 2011
at 06:39 AM

your sense of sweet would adapt from continued exposure eventually.

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8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

on March 27, 2012
at 09:48 PM

No - for 3 reasons

1) too much sugar

2) fiber removed

3) pasteurized - altered food, not in our evolutionary history

Since commercial juices are pasteurized in the USA, it destroys many vitamins including C. Then they add synthetic ones to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_pasteurization

Flash pasteurization, also called "High Temperature Short Time" processing (HTST), is a method of heat pasteurization of perishable beverages like fruit and vegetable juices, beer, and some dairy products. Compared to other pasteurization processes, it maintains color and flavor better, but some cheeses were found to have varying responses to the process.[1]

It is done prior to filling into containers in order to kill spoilage microorganisms, to make the products safer and extend their shelf life. Flash pasteurization must be used in conjunction with sterile fill technology (similar to aseptic processing) and therefore has the risk of post-pasteurization contamination if hygiene standards are not rigorously enforced.[2] Flash pasteurization is often used for the pasteurization of bulk products such as keg beer, milk, and kosher wines.

The liquid moves in a controlled, continuous flow while subjected to temperatures of 71.5 ??C (160 ??F) to 74 ??C (165 ??F), for about 15 to 30 seconds.

Flash pasteurization is widely used for fruit juices. Flash pasteurization was first developed by Tropicana Products, which has used the method since the 1950s.[3] The juice company Odwalla switched from non-pasteurized to flash-pasteurized juices in 1996 after tainted unpasteurized apple juice containing E. coli O157:H7 sickened many children and killed one.[4]

Int J Food Sci Nutr. 1995 May;46(2):107-15. A model study on rate of degradation of L-ascorbic acid during processing using home-produced juice concentrates. Roig MG, Rivera ZS, Kennedy JF. Source Departmento de Qu??mica F??sica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. Abstract The rate of degradation of L-ascorbic acid in solution has been investigated under varying conditions, such as temperature, level of dissolved oxygen, pH, amino acids, sugars and processing conditions. Changes in pH between pH 1.5 and 7.0 accelerate L-ascorbic acid degradation. The most important factor that determines its stability is storage temperature, on which the rate of degradation of L-ascorbic acid is directly dependent. Similarly, the deleterious effect of variables such as oxygen and pH are influenced by temperature. Therefore, low temperature storage is imperative in order to regard L-ascorbic acid delay. A definite role of amino acids in L-ascorbic acid degradation has not been identified.

Br J Nutr. 1950;4(2-3):95-100. The losses of ascorbic acid during the large-scale cooking of green vegetables by different methods. ALLEN MA, BURGESS SG. http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FBJN%2FBJN4_2-3%2FS0007114550000266a.pdf&code=25d957615a175aa9ead73b8e039e5e6c

The processing of orange juice - looks pretty disturbing: http://www.enotes.com/orange-juice-reference/orange-juice

Cien Saude Colet. 2010 Jan;15(1):51-62. [Vitamin C loss in vegetables during storage, preparation and distribution in restaurants]. [Article in Portuguese] You can use Google Translate! http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1413-81232010000100010&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en Moraes FA, Cota AM, Campos FM, Pinheiro-Sant'Ana HM. Source Departamento de Nutri????o e Sa??de, Universidade Federal de Vi??osa, Vi??osa, MG. flaviapmoraes@yahoo.com.br Abstract The main objective of this study was to evaluate vitamin c loss following vegetable manipulation stages, reception, storage, preparation, and distribution, in commercial and institutional restaurants. Seven vegetables were used: lettuce, carrots, chicory, collard greens, cauliflower, cabbage and tomatoes. Vitamin c analysis was made by high-performance liquid chromatography (hplc). After all manipulation stages, cumulative vitamin c loss was high in vegetables prepared in institutional restaurants and commercial restaurants corresponding to 44.38%-67.03% and 32.90%-71.32%, respectively. In both restaurants, storage accounted for the most expressive loss of vitamin c in the majority of the vegetables. The adoption of measurements to control vitamin c loss in vegetables is suggested, such as purchase and reception according to demand, storage at refrigerated temperatures, monitoring of hygiene and sanitation times, slicing near serving time, cooking preferably steamed, by pressure or stewed, monitoring of cooking time and temperature, and control of the exposure time between preparation and distribution. The results obtained for vitamin c content contribute to the nutritional characterization of vegetables, since studies related to this area are scarce in brazil and in the world.

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on November 17, 2011
at 12:18 AM

I do drink it occasionally, from real oranges, squeezed at home, AND with the pulp added back in. This way, it's very similar to just eating the whole fruit, but in a more liquid state.

Personally I can't lose weight (I suspect thyroid issues, seeing a doctor tomorrow) so no matter what I eat, or what I don't eat, I stay at 155 lbs. So I just embrace my tasting desires.

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284213562569be43dfda0ad40914da6f

on March 27, 2012
at 10:19 PM

I drink it PWO and usually at least 12 oz. This is in addition to grapes, cuties and other fruit. I find that OJ PWO makes me feel better and more hydrated than water or some protein powder in milk/water. During 2 weeks of high-OJ, about 2qts daily (salted,) I saw no significant weight gain. No labs to share, sorry. There is a "spill-over" effect, however, when I noticed water weight after switching to the high-OJ--the kind of puffy skin I also associated with any large carb intake after a period of lower-carb intake.

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76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

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on March 28, 2012
at 08:54 PM

I sometimes buy the fresh squeezed unpasteurized stuff from Whole Paycheck. It's an awesome post-workout drink. But at the price they're selling it at, you would think it's liquid gold. I don't really trust commercial orange juice, and I find eating whole oranges to be much more satisfying.

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2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

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on March 28, 2012
at 05:43 PM

Only with gin. Mmmm, gin.

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on March 28, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Hmmmmmm... I think of grapefruit juice as being the ideal citrus match for gin.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on November 17, 2011
at 01:41 AM

I used to drink a half gallon of fresh squeezed Naked brand orange juice every day back in 1999 when I worked breakfast shift room service at a resort hotel. I never gained weight. Then again, I was quite young. Who knows.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 17, 2011
at 12:25 AM

I'm forcing myself to drink a gallon right now, as in my experience it has positive effects on any head cold I might have. Otherwise, it's just too sugary for my taste.

0a2dd50f2d3951bf3fb83fc4638c9512

(1960)

on November 17, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Why not just take vit C and drink a lot of H2O?

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on November 17, 2011
at 01:48 AM

a gallon is insanity

27361737e33ba2f73ab3c25d2699ad61

(1880)

on November 17, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Maybe one wouldn't have the mucus/phlegm problem in the first place if they ignored Peat's recomendation to drink a quart of milk per day...

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on November 17, 2011
at 01:08 AM

A gallon!!! I might have to try it.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 17, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Uhhh, what? I have (had actually) a cold, and that generally produces some amount of mucus and/or phlegm. Who said anything about milk?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 17, 2011
at 02:05 AM

It's a gallon over a couple days, not in a sitting, so it's doable. It's not just the vitamin C working the magic, seems to have some expectorant properties that get mucus/phlegm moving along and out.

0
2bb2d6479e800f5d91ccbbfe62853748

on May 24, 2012
at 08:21 AM

I buy 100% squeezed orange juice, not from concentrate, no sugar at all. I live in Barcelona, Catalonia, so it's cheap (1.10 €/L) and very tasty.

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Bb2adc4df725b56e99e0652c0feb4640

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on March 28, 2012
at 06:22 PM

I used to drink a lot of OJ, but have cut it down a fair bit. The reason is that it interferes with the digestion of lactose. The combo of milk+OJ gives me huge amounts of gas, and getting protein from milk is the current priority.

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61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on March 28, 2012
at 05:23 PM

I drink OJ once every few months when the people on the bloodmobile bus offer it to me.

Besides that, I never drink any commercially produced juice.

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