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Old 05-23-2011, 08:35 AM   #11
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If your worry is nutrition, there are lots of other foods that give the calcium and Vitamin C that OJ does, plus, I imagine that naturally occurring calcium would be better absorbed than added calcium.

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Old 05-23-2011, 08:40 AM   #12
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From a dental perspective, OJ is both acidic and sugary which are two cavity-promoting properties. Because of that, I wouldn't say NO ORANGE JUICE, but I would like to point out the importance of limiting the exposure time.

It is the FREQUENCY of exposure that is critical and NOT the AMOUNT. What I mean by that is, if you give your child a sugary drink, they need to drink it fairly swiftly- and be done with it. Allowing them to sip on any kind of juice throughout the day is what does the teeth in.

Let me back up a bit. See, when sugar and plaque come into contact with each other an acid if formed and the pH in your mouth drops. That acid eats holes in your teeth- that's a cavity! It takes about 30 minutes after a sugar exposure for the pH in your mouth to go back to normal. So- if your child takes a sip of juice and then 30 minutes later takes another sip and then 30 minutes later takes another sip- that was only 3 sips BUT it was a total of an hour-and-a-half that their teeth were vulnerable to an acidic environment.

Did that make sense at all? Anyway, just don't let them have a cup sitting around all day of any kind of juice whether it be watered down or not. Watering it down cuts down on the AMOUNT of sugar they are ingesting, but it does nothing to help in regard to damaging their teeth. Hope that helps!
That is very informative and great to know. Thanks for the info. I passed it along to my sil whose 2 kids go through 2-3 gallons of juice a week.

As for juice with added calcium-I like to remember Michael Pollan's motto (to paraphrase) that if it's a food that brags about what's been added and how good it is for you, it's probably too processed and you shouldn't be consuming it.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:23 AM   #13
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We drink OJ every morning for breakfast. We buy organic OJ that doesn't have anything added to it, so it's just squeezed oranges. We also brush our teeth after breakfast and before bed, so we brush after we drink the OJ. That is the only juice we drink except for the kids birthday parties where I buy organic juice boxes.

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Old 05-23-2011, 09:34 AM   #14
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I dilute juice with water. Mostly DD has Motts Tots (which is already diluted) mixed with water in her straw sippy. She has access to it all day long because of how hot it gets here in NC. I don't want her dehydrated.

We do OJ too but not like that, she can get some diluted at a restaurant if we are out etc.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:07 AM   #15
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I'm a bottom feeder so we do 100% juice and OJ! About 8 oz of juice a day, and OJ about 3 times a week.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:33 AM   #16
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my 1 yr old shares my smoothies sometimes- OJ, 100% cherry juice, greek yogurt, flax and frozen fruit. I don't give him cups of juice though. He drinks water from a cup or nurses
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I'm a bottom feeder so we do 100% juice and OJ! About 8 oz of juice a day, and OJ about 3 times a week.
We always have OJ in the house and DH and I drink some every morning! The kids will get some watered down a few times a week. As for regular juice, it's also watered down 50/50 and at most once a day. With 4 kids we can't afford to NOT water it down!!
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nope, no OJ here either. That calcium is artificially added anyway, eating veggies etc rich in calcium would help more with absorption and calcium levels.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:22 AM   #19
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Re: s/o juice - oj?

My kids get OJ when they eat oranges.
We don't really do juice. Well, I don't buy it. DH buys it sometimes, but he is the only one that will give it to the kids (and he waters it down well over half and half) Since he's only home late evenings and weekends, that means they only get it about once a week.

We get calcium from plenty of calcium rich foods anyways (oranges, obviously, but kale, beans, nuts, fish, figs, yogurt, cheese - occasionally raw milk when I can get my hands on it, are ones that come to mind.)
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we only have juice -- grape juice, diluted 50/50 -- on Shabbat evening. The rest of the week milk, almond milk and water are available whenever they want them.
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