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When I was growing up we always had a small glass of orange juice for breakfast.  The juice was usually made from concentrate because we had a small refrigerator, but my parents always had juice with breakfast.   But now people focus on the sugar in juice and the overall sales of orange juice have decreased.

So what about you?  Do you drink orange juice in the morning?

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Rarely, sure.  Regularly? Not in decades.  That stuff is not very good for you.  Want vitamin C from oranges, eat an orange. 

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Not very often. My morning beverage is low sodium V-8 with hot sauce - along with copious amounts of coffee. I often have a couple small Oranges after lunch. 

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Yeah we drink it regularly.  Not ideal for me as a diabetic so I’ll usually cut it with unflavored fizzy water.  

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14 minutes ago, BuffJim said:

Not very often. My morning beverage is low sodium V-8 with hot sauce - along with copious amounts of coffee. I often have a couple small Oranges after lunch. 

My office fridge... you & me drink alike!  

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Minute Maid Premium Home Squeezed Calcium + Vitamin D High Pulp Orange Juice  | Hy-Vee Aisles Online Grocery Shopping

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That little citrus juicer really rocks as a special treat!  Nothing is as good as fresh squeezed, and RO loves squeezing oranges.

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Rarely followed by never. I liked it as a kid, but not as an adult. It’s a sugar bomb for your gut. I get vitamin C from other foods I eat, like peppers. I eat oranges and grapefruit but not much of a juice drinker. Smoothies are suspect too. I’ll drink smoothies when I have no teeth. 

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49 minutes ago, BR46 said:

Minute Maid Premium Home Squeezed Calcium + Vitamin D High Pulp Orange Juice  | Hy-Vee Aisles Online Grocery Shopping

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Yeah that’s why I cut it with fizzy water.  I drink maybe 1/3 of a glass the rest water maybe 2X a week.   Probably still like 2 servings... 

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Speaking of oranges... season is about petered out... They are getting more expensive & quality is dropping.  It’s getting into that time of year where winter fruits are done but summer fruits aren’t in season yet.

The blossoms on our backyard trees smell heavenly right now too.

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Everyday...mostly. I use it to mix a maintenence powder drug I take every day. Once in a while I'm away from the house & have to use water. then I have to choke it down

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45 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

Yeah that’s why I cut it with fizzy water.  I drink maybe 1/3 of a glass the rest water maybe 2X a week.   Probably still like 2 servings... 

Before I was diagnosed I drank orange juice out of the vending machine almost every day. I never looked at the nutrition facts and then after diagnosis I found out that most orange juices contain more sugar than bottles of soda 

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Just fresh squeezed for my daughter. Use a masticating juicer with cara cara oranges, carrots and spinach. She gets a glass on Saturday and Sunday  

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Einstein has a juice glass full every day. I rarely drink any. 

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Back in my crazy youthful drinking days, orange juice and vodka was one of my favorites.   

Get a buzz and vitamin C at the same time.   :)

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4 hours ago, Kirby said:

When I was growing up we always had a small glass of orange juice for breakfast.  The juice was usually made from concentrate because we had a small refrigerator, but my parents always had juice with breakfast.   But now people focus on the sugar in juice and the overall sales of orange juice have decreased.

So what about you?  Do you drink orange juice in the morning?

I used to drink OJ and eat citrus fruits often but it doesn't agree with my type-II diabetes.

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That was the joke Charlie told Jake on Two and Half Men that generated a frown from Jake's teacher but Jake and his classmates didn't get:

Why did the blonde stare at the can of orange juice?  Because it said "concentrate."

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We drink OJ a few times a week.

2 hours ago, BR46 said:

I found out that most orange juices contain more sugar than bottles of soda 

That depends on what you buy.  The OJ we buy is only OJ... Nothing added.

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9 minutes ago, Bikeguy said:

We drink OJ a few times a week.

That depends on what you buy.  The OJ we buy is only OJ... Nothing added.

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When your stuck at work all day you tend to buy what ever is available in the vending machine 

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Do I live in Florida?

Having grown up in grove country, not only did I drink it...but freshly picked and peeled

Fast forward to today, I drink a small glass every day. Never concentrate based juice! Prefer pulp in it rather than pulpless. Among the "Not from Concentrate" the least favorite is the Simply Orange. Minute Made and Florida Natural are OK as well as many of the house brands. I really like Aldi's which is also the least expensive. Also Costco's gallon is hit or miss. It has the most natural fresh squeezed taste but quality control is an issue. If you get one rotten orange in the batch it taints the entire batch, and they seem to have a problem with that that others don't.

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8 minutes ago, BR46 said:

When your stuck at work all day you tend to buy what ever is available in the vending machine 

Yeah...  we had some vending machines too at work. :(   All the crap I ate over the years...  

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Just now, Bikeguy said:

Yeah...  we had some vending machines too at work. :(   All the crap I ate over the years...  

I'm still trying to figure out if the vending machine lunch kept me alive or shortened my lifespan. 

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4 hours ago, BR46 said:

Before I was diagnosed I drank orange juice out of the vending machine almost every day. I never looked at the nutrition facts and then after diagnosis I found out that most orange juices contain more sugar than bottles of soda 

For the most part I follow @Square Wheels in that I don’t drink calories.  The only calories I do drink is that glass of fizzy water & OJ a couple of times a week.  

I actually limit all non fruit carbs from my diet as I know there is no way I can avoid fruit. I severely limit bread, pasta, rice potato & such as I know I’m gonna eat an apple for lunch, an Orange after dinner, some berries when I get home from work & that OJ.  

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In lieu of any sports drink or energy drink, orange juice works for me on a long hot, bike ride.  I have orange juice maybe 2-3 times / month.  I will have it at hotels for breakfast.

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