Is Apple Juice Good For Pregnant Women? Or Is Orange Juice Much Better Then Apple Juice?

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Neil Grayson answered
Any kind of fruit juice is good for pregnant women as long as it is drunk in moderation. It is not recommended you drink more than 300 ml a day because although fruit juice is full of vitamins, it is also full of sugar. Sugar intake should be limited while pregnant because pregnant women are susceptible to tooth decay as most of their calcium intake goes to the growing baby.

Vegetable juices are also great for upping your intake of goodness and they do not contain so much sugar. If at all possible, it is best to actually eat the whole fruit or vegetable, compared to drinking the juice. When a fruit or vegetable is juiced, you lose all the fibre and many pregnant women find that they need extra fibre in their diet as pregnancy can cause constipation.

If you are drinking juice, make sure that it is ‘real’ juice and not just from concentrate. It is also a good idea to mix fruit juice with water or soda water and you add to your hydration levels and remaining hydrated is particularly important.                 

Orange juice is full of folic acid, calcium and contains a high percentage of vitamin C, which is helpful in boosting the immune system, so you will be less likely to catch various illnesses, such as colds or the flu, which you definitely do not want while you are pregnant. Orange juice also contains Folate, which plays a major role in the reproduction of new cells and can help with the healing process. The main problem with orange juice, apart from the extra calories from the sugar, is that it can cause heartburn which can sometimes already be an issue for pregnant women.                

Apple juice is also great because it is full of antioxidants and also contains iron which is vital for pregnant women. Like orange juice, it also contains vitamin C but high amounts of sugar. Again, fibre is lost during the juicing process so eating the whole fruit is recommended.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A glass of real orange juice can be a good source of folic acid (of particular importance in pregnancy), vitamin C, and potassium.
One glass of fruit juice a day could be the best way to get vitamins.
AVOID Too much caffeine contained in coffee, tea, chocolate, and softdrink, not good for pregnancy.
Kaushal Harit Profile
Kaushal Harit answered
Yes, apple juice is good for pregnant women because it contains the small amount of iron in it.
phillip Profile
phillip answered
Both juices have good dietary benefits but should be drank in moderation.
The daily recommended requirement is about 110ml. 300ml a day is ok
Dudette Wilson Profile
Dudette Wilson answered
Juice is ok, be sure to remember how many calories there are in a cup you're better off drinking water, especially if you are or have already put on too much weight. Trust me!
Julii Brainard Profile
Julii Brainard answered
Pregnant women are more prone to tooth decay; orange juice encourages tooth decay more than other types of juice (the natural strong acids in OJ).

AND, orange juice is more likely to promote heartburn, the scourge of many a preggo.

But fine in moderation, really. OJ may have more fibre in it, something pregnant women sometimes need!

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