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Is there such a thing as juice without citric acid?

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#1 GocartMoz


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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:57 AM

This is probably a stupid question, but since I spent the whole weekend throwing up, I figured I would ask. Ever since my scleroderma symptoms started, I have stopped drinking soda altogether. I don't really like drinking water but I do to keep hydrated. I like juice, but I think the citric acid in juice is causing alot of my gastro issues. Friday night I drank some grapefruit juice, against my better judgment, and I was sick all weekend. I am pretty confident the citric acid in the grapefruit juice was the culprit. Are there any juices that have no citric acid or are very low in content, or better yet, does anyone have any alternative beverage(not alcohol) recommendations. I need something other than water to satisfy the sweet tooth. Thanks for any recommendations.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:05 AM

Hi, Dave

I have similar problems with any citrus juices. I do drink lots of water, several pints a day. But when I have a craving for something sweet, I drink apple juice. It also has the added benefit of a slight laxative effect when I am feeling the need. There are a number of flavoured still waters available, too.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:27 AM

No a very pleasant way to spend the weekend! I'm with you - Any fruit juice with citric just tears up my stomach. I usually don't drink fruit juice of any kind (except maybe cranberry once in a great while). It's all too sweet for me, plus none really settles well.

There are a tremendous amount of teas, both caffeinated and non-caffeinated, that are fruit flavored - peach, mango, orange (lots more). They are quite tasty. Add a little honey and you can satisfy that sweet tooth - plus you can drink them hot or cold. I drink hot tea year round, but my hubby likes cold tea in the summer, so I just add ice to his.

Hope you find something that works for you. You certainly don't need a repeat of this weekend.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:59 AM

Maybe go for a different juice and stay away from the citrus fruit.
Also if you're on norvasc, it has interactions with grapefruit.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:05 AM

I do think the apple juice would be a good choice for you. Perhaps you can blend it with ice tea or try blending it with other juices for different flavors.
Grapefruit juice is one you should not drink with many medications.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:34 AM

Hi Dave, I mix fruit juices with sparkling water to make a sort of fruit juice spritzer (about 1/4 juice to 3/4 water). It is more refreshing I (and better for the teeth) than the neat juice and much less acidic. I have problems with reflux but have no problems with the spritzer.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:36 AM

Hi Dave,
I'm with you -- water gets pretty boring to drink but it is important to drink it. So, I take a large glass of cold water and I add one packet of sweet-n-low and some lemon joice. As I am too lazy to cut up a couple of wedges of lemon, I usually just add a squirt or 2 of lemon juice. And basically, I have a sweetened water drink that is mostly water. Good luck Gidget

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:20 AM

Hi Dave
As soon as I was first given my cocktail of medication for this illness, I was told, NEVER to eat or drink Grapefruit Juice due to the reaction it can have. Back in my athletic days, I drank water til it came out my ears, but now I just dont like it much, mainly I think because of my stomach issues, it makes me nauseous. I love 'Apple and Pear Juice' and 'Apple and Nectarine Juice', the latter is also esp good for the bowel :rolleyes: . But im not too aware about which juices contains citric acid sorry.
Susannah x

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:16 AM

Hi Gocart, I'm sure some juices have more citric acid than others. I drink a lot of apple and white grape juice and recently have been trying mango juice although it's pretty sweet. These don't seem to have quite as much acid. I try to make myself drink water throughout the day but it's pretty boring. I think grapefruit juice is probably the worst. BMW said to tell you that she likes those little Starbucks mocha cappichinos that you can find in the grocery store. (They're a little pricey) What about chocolate milk? Good luck Gocart, Birdman
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:58 PM

Hey Dave,

Of all the citrus juices to choose you picked grapefruit juice? That's got to be one of the worst. :o I'll bet you won't do that again. :(

Yes, I have seen low acid O.J. in frozen concentrates. But you know what I found that is so refreshing is a particular brand of bottled green tea. It comes plain or with pear, mango and other flavors. Don't know if you're into teas but they satisfy my sweet tooth and are very quenching. I'll PM you the popular brand.

Hope you are feeling better now. Do take care!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:01 AM

Hi Dave- I'm a newbee here and thought I might chime in. I had the same problem and found Tropicana orange juice makes a low acid version. Hope that helps.