Thursday, October 13, 2011

Is it okay to drink juice before bedtime?

Can we drink fruit juice before bed or is it better to have it in the morning? Is it good if refrigerated for 24 hours? And is it okay for me to drink it since my mum has diabetes?   --Lim

There is not a thing wrong with drinking fruit juice before bed. Your body has no idea what 'time' it is when it comes to eating, and your digestive system works 24 hours a day.
Fruit juices can stay fresh when covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Pasteurized and bottled juices last much longer, but it's always recommended to consume the juice within a week of opening a container, even when refrigerated.
Your mother may have to limit her consumption of fruit juices in order to control her carbohydrate and sugar intake. Excessive intake of juices (such as three or four 8-oz. glasses per day) can contribute too many calories and may affect glucose or triglyceride levels of people who have metabolic issues. Still others, with kidney disease, have to limit or avoid certain juices because of their potassium content.
If you are in good health, a 4-6 oz. glass of juice each day can contribute valuable vitamins, minerals, and energy, and should not be a cause for concern.

1 comment:

  1. k good cuz i drink orange juice b4 bed cuz im a boss