Cut the juice loose--give me a substitute!
January 3, 2012 7:10 PM Subscribe
Is there a substitute drink that contains nutritional benefits similar to orange juice (vitamin C, folic acid, possibly calcium) without the high sugar or artificial sweeteners?
posted by Fuego to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For years, I drank a glass of orange juice immediately after breakfast and before my morning coffee. I stopped last year once I realized that I was having a major blood sugar spike and subsequent crash that was wrecking my mornings. Since then, I feel great--except I've had seven colds in as many months since I quit the OJ. Before that, I'd had one cold in 2 and a half years.
Around the time I quit drinking OJ, I started taking a multivitamin every morning, which, in theory, replaces some of the lost nutrients from the juice. Should I also start taking a vitamin C supplement? I could do this but I do kind of miss the morning ritual of having something yummier than water to drink. Something I could mix up at the beginning of the week and drink every morning would work. I'm sensitive to artificial sweeteners (they give me raging headaches and general upset stomach), so anything containing those is out.