Stomach damage if drinking orange juice on an empty stomach

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Orange juice is one of the foods that help provide many essential nutrients for the body, typically vitamin C. However, drinking orange juice on an empty stomach can adversely affect the stomach. Therefore, you need to find another suitable time of day to enjoy in order to get the best health benefits without harming your stomach.

1. How nutritious is orange juice?

Orange juice is considered a rich source of nutrients for the body and helps bring about an outstanding range of health benefits. In 240ml of orange juice includes nutrients such as carbs (26%), protein (2 grams), calories (110 calories), vitamin C (providing 67% of the recommended daily intake), and many micronutrients such as magnesium, potassium and folate.
A study at the University of Otago (New Zealand) said that the high vitamin C content in orange juice helps the body prevent premature oxidation, helps heal wounds quickly, and supports the immune system. effective translation. In traditional medicine, oranges are cool, sweet, have the effect of clearing heat, refreshment, diuretic and promoting the elimination of toxins from the body better. Therefore, drinking orange juice in moderation can help you improve many aspects of your health, prevent the harmful effects of free radicals on normal cells in the body, thereby causing diseases such as flu. season, cold, ... are also significantly repelled.

2. Should drink orange juice before or after eating?

Many people think that orange juice is very good, you can drink it anytime. However, this view is wrong because orange juice contains high levels of vitamin C as well as acidity, if taken at inappropriate times of the day can cause a lot of damage to organs in the body.
Specifically, drinking orange juice on an empty stomach seriously affects the stomach. The amount of vitamin C in orange juice can interact with the acid in the stomach, easily causing ulcers if consumed in large amounts. On the other hand, when drinking orange juice on an empty stomach, people with stomach problems are more susceptible to increased acid levels, leading to symptoms such as heartburn and worsening ulcers.
On the contrary, if you drink orange juice when you are full, this can overload the stomach because this organ is working at full capacity to help digest the amount of food consumed. When you drink a glass of orange juice after eating, it can add pressure to the stomach, leading to symptoms of bloating, abdominal pain and abdominal discomfort.

3. Note some other times to avoid drinking orange juice

In addition to avoiding drinking orange juice when hungry or after eating, you also need to be careful not to enjoy this drink at the following other times:
3.1. Drinking orange juice before brushing your teeth According to experts, you need to avoid drinking orange juice right before you are about to brush your teeth. This is because the large amount of acid in orange juice can stick to tooth enamel, if you brush your teeth right now, it will damage the enamel layer. Instead, you should use mouthwash after drinking orange juice to remove plaque as well as protect tooth enamel from damage.
3.2. Drinking orange juice at the same time as antibiotics Besides giving up the habit of drinking orange juice on an empty stomach, you also need to avoid using this drink with antibiotics. Orange juice contains a lot of acid, capable of damaging the chemical structure and reducing the therapeutic effect of antibiotics. On the other hand, orange juice also contains a substance similar to narigin, which interferes and makes it difficult to activate drug-transporting enzymes. Ideally, you should only drink orange juice at the time after antibiotic treatment to strengthen the immune system and nourish the body quickly.
3.3. Drinking orange juice with seafood Most seafood contains significant amounts of the toxic pentavenlent arsenic. Normally, these substances in seafood are not harmful to the body, but if you consume them with large amounts of foods high in vitamin C such as orange juice, it can have adverse effects on health.
Arsenic pentavenlent when entering the body will be converted into arsenic trioxide (arsenic). This substance in high concentrations can cause acute poisoning, even life-threatening if not handled in time.
3.4. Drinking orange juice before going to bed In addition to avoiding drinking orange juice when hungry, experts also recommend that people should not consume this drink late at night because it has diuretic properties, which easily increases the frequency of urination. at night and cause insomnia. Besides, orange juice also provides a significant amount of sugar but the amount of fiber is relatively limited, so if consumed at night, it can increase the blood sugar index and make you more likely to have nightmares at night.
3.5. Drink orange juice right before / after drinking milk Another note when drinking orange juice to promote health is absolutely not to drink right before or after just drinking milk. The amount of protein in milk can react when interacting with the amount of tartaric acid and vitamin C in orange juice, thereby leading to symptoms such as bloating, indigestion, diarrhea or abdominal pain.

4. Guide to drinking orange juice standard and good for health

So if you should not drink orange juice when you are hungry and at the above times, when is the best time to add this drink? According to leading experts, the ideal time to drink orange juice is 1-2 hours after breakfast or lunch. You also need to drink orange juice immediately after squeezing, because leaving it in the air for a long time will easily lose all nutritional value, especially vitamin C.
Besides, you should only consume about 1 cup of orange juice per day. day, equivalent to nearly 200ml. According to research results, in 200ml of fresh orange juice provides up to 60mg of vitamins, helping to replenish 100% of the amount of vitamins needed by the adult body in a day. This is also the reason why you should not drink too much orange juice, which can easily lead to an excess of vitamin C.
Particularly for women who are in pregnancy, it is necessary to increase the amount of vitamin C in orange juice up to 80mg. / day. However, pregnant women should divide portions instead of drinking too much at once. For young children, it is best to only give them about 1⁄2 oranges/day to provide the necessary amount of vitamin C.
If you are having a fever due to a common cold or flu, the addition of orange juice is also essential, helping to strengthen resistance and regulate functions in the body to fight fever triggers. In addition, drinking orange juice when fever also helps the body eliminate toxins better, thereby supporting rapid cooling, cutting fever, replacing fluids and electrolytes for the body.

5. Who should avoid drinking orange juice?

Although orange juice is good for many functions and organs in the body, not everyone can use this drink. Below is a list of people who should avoid drinking orange juice regularly, including:
Patients with stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers or pancreatitis: When drinking a lot of orange juice can increase acid levels in the blood. stomach, triggering heartburn symptoms and making ulcers worse. People with kidney disease: Limit drinking orange juice because vitamin C can increase oxalic acid metabolism in the body, easily leading to the development and formation of kidney stones or urinary stones. People who are using drugs to treat diseases: Avoid drinking orange juice together with medicine to treat diseases, because the active ingredients in this drink can change the drug's mechanism of action and reduce the healing effect. People who have just undergone surgery: Because orange juice is quite high in citric acid, it is not a suitable choice for patients who have recently undergone bowel surgery or have not recovered. Consuming large amounts of citric acid in orange juice can lead to bleeding at the surgical site.

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