During hot days, which drinks you prefer: fruit juice or soda drinks?

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@agmamayo (804)
Philippines
March 12, 2009 11:01pm CST
When hot summer arrives, we usually resort to some cooling, like staying at home, or going for a dip on the beach, hanging out in the mall, or going for a refreshing drink. As our body becomes hotter during this times, the need to increace fluid intake arises, we usually resort to refreshments like soda drinks or fruit juices. Many of us prefer drinking soda, while others like juicers better. How about you, which of them would you drink, fruit juice or soda drinks?
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52 responses
• India
13 Mar 09
I prefer only fruits and fruit juices rather then any kind of soda or carbonated drinks, i prefer eating fruits more then juices even because juices contain more amount of water and a fruit you can eat as it is. I feel very cool consuming lots of different variety of fruits, i never prefer soda drinks because i cant drink them in the first place.
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Fruits are good for your health as they say. Besides being fresh and healthy. what are the benefits of eating fruits Gaya, can you share some of your ideas of it. What vitamins and minerals can we get from them, and why are these vitamins and minerals important to us. If you don't mind me asking why can't you drink cola or soda drinks Gaya. Thanks for the response.
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
13 Mar 09
If fruit juice was not available i will prefer drinking soda to remove the thirst.I will prefer fruit juice over soda.It is very health y and nutritious for the body.It also keeps us energetic and active during the day.Lime juice is very good to drink as it cools the body very fast.
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Refreshing response Vicky, a cool lime juice is really a thirst quencher. Can you share to us how do you prepare your favorite lime juice drink? What can we get in drinking lime juice, can you share some information about it. why do you think soda or cola drinks are unhealthy. Thanks for the comment
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Thats quite nice,Vicky. Thanks for sharing how to prepare lime juice. I was just thinking, what could be those preservative that are found in soda drinks and what could be there bad effects to our health. Can you share some ideas Vicky? Happy mylotting.
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
16 Mar 09
I really don't know what preservative it is.But those drinks taste good even after a year.
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@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Well, I think it would be better to take cold fruit juice. Aside from it serves as refresher, that would also be healthy for us. Specially that summer makes us prone to some summer diseases such as cold, so this could be a remedy to prevent from those diseases. May all of us enjoy this summer.
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Hello Simple, yes definitely we can catch so many diseases during summer. I wonder what these disease are that you mentioned. Earlier you said colds, why do you think colds can also affect us during summer, what i know is colds can come only during rainy days. Can you share to us how can we prevent getting colds. do you know any remedies to fight colds if we suffer from it. Thanks for you response.
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@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Speaking of colds, it is not usually occurs during rainy season, actually colds is not seasonal, that is based on my experince ha? During summer, when you perspire a lot and you just let it got dry specially on your back mostly when facing back at electric fan, specially if you have weak immune system, it could start as mild but when it comes to worst, probably leads to pneumonia. Better yet, lets just take care of ourselves, prevention is better that cure, right?
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Thanks for the great information you shared Simple. Yes, common colds or allergis rhinitis usually occur anytime or any season. Your right, that when a person with a weak immune system can readily be affected by it. I was just wondering what causes a person to have a weak immune system. Are there ways we can boost our immune system to prevent further infections? Can u enlighten as a bit about this, Simple. You mentioned pneumonia to, what is this disease. Can it make your immune system weaker? what are the symptoms of this sickness. Thanks for you response.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
water or green tea for me. diet soda doesn't quench my thirst.
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Can you share also what are the benefits we can get from drinking green tea? Nuttymomma. What other ways can we do to cool ourselves off during hot summer. Thanks for your response.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
I find that green tea helps me to lose weight because it keeps me from getting too hungry. it is also healthy for you. i like it with some fresh lemon in it.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
I actually prefer tea year round however I love juice and would pick juice over soda any day! Then of course in the summer I love to drink water as well!
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Why do we need to drink alot during hot summer days? Are there any other ways of cooling off our body of heat? Can you share some of your ideas. Thanks for youre response.
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• United States
18 Mar 09
I think we need to drink a lot so our body stays hydrated. When it's warmer out we sweat more and we need to replenish what were losing!
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@hershiez (464)
15 Mar 09
I prefer fruit juices especially fruit shakes! ^_^ I'm not really a soda drinker. ^_^
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Fruit shakes? wow, refreshing they are. I was just wondering how to prepare your favorite fruit shakes, can you tell us Hershiez. What are the benefits we can get when we drink fruit shakes. At present, some soda has been incorporated with vitamins already, so do you think you can drink them now? Thanks for your response.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
15 Mar 09
I prefer fruit juices than soda drinks especially orange,lemon and pinapple.They make my body cool and refresh.I drink fruit juices in the winter and rainy seasons also to keep my body beautiful.Happy mylotting..
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Truly fruit juices have lots of benefits for our body. Aside from being natural and delicious it packs alot of vitamins needed by the body. Can you tell some vitamins found on these fruits Mymytri? Tell us also what these vitamins do, and why the body needs it. Thanks for your response.
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• India
14 Mar 09
i prefer fruit juice but only when it is made at my home or made it at my relative or friend home because the ice or the glass and juicer which used in market is always dirty and many times when i drink it at market i get ill so when i am in market i eat directly fruits rather then juice and drink some bisllery water rather then soda.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
It is really a problem today about contaminated water. There are so many places around the world that has a problem like this. What could be the main reasons why are water resources are contaminated easily. What could be the dangers when we drink contaminated water. What are things we can do to prevent contamination of our drinking water.Can you share some of your thoughts about this xxxlijames?. Thanks for responding.
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@UK_Shree (3604)
13 Mar 09
I actually prefer plain water every single time! But I also do like a nice cold drink of fruit juice when the weather outside is really hot. My fave is probably orange juice but I also like blackcurrant juice and like a bit of tropical juice every now and again too!
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Cool choices, I was just wondering what is a blackcurrant juice? How is it made or prepared, can you share it to us UK_shree. Thanks and happy mylotting.
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@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
13 Mar 09
Does water count?....lol..That would be my choice..but if I cant have it, then I would like a nice fruit juice, mixed with fruit, maybe even yogurt...Ok a fruit smoothee made with juice?...If not, how about lemonade or apple juice? I am not a soda drinker, I do not like carbonated beverages. I will however drink certain ones if I am really thirsty but none of the colas
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Definitely water can be chosen Sandy. What are the good health benefits of yogurt, can you tell some?. Fruits are rich in vit. C, what is the beneficial effects of this vitamin to our body. Thanks for responding.
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Soda is not a good choice nor are sports drinks both have bad stuff, among them corn syrup and chemicals that deplete calcium and cause health related problems from diabetes to cancer and bone loss. Diet soda's are anything but and most sodas can cause intenstial problems, ulcers and other problems. Sports drinks can do the same and aspertaime on hot days if warmed up can become lethal. Fruit juices are better but not the best either they can cause weight gain and diabete my first choice and primary one is Water right out of my well. It is clean, cold and pure and very satisfying on a hot day. Second occassionally I might make some sun tea with honey. At times I might for a variety have a glass of V8 or a cold glass of apple juice or apricot juice and even better a cold glass of buttermilk or milk. All much healthier than soda and fruit drinks or sports drinks.
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
What could be a component of soda or cola drinks that can cause ulcers or stomach ache. Can you give us some ideas what diabetes and bone loss are? How can someone be affected by diabetes besides drinking too much soda.
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@hotsummer (10444)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
i prefer fruit juices of course cause they are more refreshing to my throat and i feel my thirst is quenched when i drink juices. but when i drink soda i don't feel satisfied quite like i feel when i take juices specially natural juices and not just powdered juices. but it is just quite expensive to buy juices outside like fruit shakes or smoothies. so i can't make smoothies at home i just buy outside when i have time to buy and when i have money. but i home i have just have time to make my own fruit juices and not smoothies. i enjoy taking them in very hot summer days and also when i eating food. cause they are perfect combination to take them with heavy meal. i love the lemonade cause they are good to my or our skin. they are good way rehydrate our body.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Besides making your skin smooth and rehydrate your body, what other benefits can we get from drinking fruit juices. Can you share some ideas? thanks for your response.
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• China
13 Mar 09
I generally do not drink soda. In the summer I usually drink fruit juice,I especially enjoy the tastes of ice.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Hello nevermore, what kind of fruit juice do you like and what are the health benefits you can get from it, can you share you thoughts about it? Do we really need to drink alot of fluid during summer, why do you thinks so?. Thanks for your response and happymylotting and welcome.
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• Philippines
13 Mar 09
I prefer fruit juice shakes or fruit juices that are ice-cold. Aside from it can quench your thirst and helps cool down your body, it is also healthy.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Definitely thirst quenching and mouth watering drinks,Bluangel. What specific drink do you love most,what kind of fruits you usually like and why?. In what way can fruit juices help our body to be healthy always. Can you share to us Bluangel your ideas. Thanks for the response.
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
13 Mar 09
Hi agmamayo, i feel that nothing is more refreshing than a glass of cold water. But there are other drinks which are equally cooling and help one beat the heat. Other than fruit juice , i like Sugarcane juice and buttermilk ( diluted yogurt) and a drink called Panna which is made from half ripe mangoes. It is one of the most refreshing and healthy drinks...
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Very interesting drink you have there kiran, sugarcane juice and buttermilk. I can't wait to have a taste of that. What is it called Kiran? What about Panna, how will you prepare it, what are the major ingredients of it. Do you drink cola or soda too? If not why are not drinking it?. Thanks for you response
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
13 Mar 09
Hi, i drink cola too and i love lemon soda...Panna is prepared by boiling the semi ripe whole mangoes in water and then filter the drink and add jaggery and rock salt to it. It is then cooled either in the fridge or kept in an earthenware pot to cool. This is a delicious drink that most Indians make during summer months..
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Thanks Kiran for sharing some information about Panna. That could be a good healthy drink indeed. Speaking of mangoes, I just came to mind that fruits are good sources of Vit. C. Mangoes do have it, but some people say that the more sour the mango is the more Vitamins it contains. What do you thinks of this idea Kiran. What are other delicacies that can be made using mangoes not to mention of course mango pies. Thanks for responding.
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• Luxembourg
13 Mar 09
Soda drinks are not good for your health whether it is summer or not. To keep cool in summer you should drink lime water, dissolve fennel seed in water and add sugar to it. Its the best drink in summer.
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Wow, thats a great concoction you have there. Can your give us some idea what fennel seeds are, Jamin?. It is my first time to hear some kind of drink like that. Why do you think cola drinks are not good for us to drink, yet so many people like and really love to drink soda. Did you ever tried to drink cola drinks before? If yes, why did you quit drinking such. Thanks for your response.
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• Luxembourg
13 Mar 09
Fennel is a type of spice in India and its seeds are used as mouth freshener or in cooking. It has great nutritional value. You can read the details through this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fennel. You asked me why do you think Soda is not good for us. Do any of the cold drinks contain such high nutritional contents. It just relieves you of thirst and has great taste. But it does not cool your body from inside. If instead of cold drinks you drink drinks prepared from fennel seed, you get high nutrition, your body gets cool from within, it also cures many diseases. I used to drink cold drinks earlier, but then I realized it is completely useless for my body, so I gave it up. I now drink such healthy drinks. For the drink you should take 4 teaspoon fennel seeds( also known as variyali in India) and 3-4 blocks of Rock Sugar and deep it in 3 glass of water.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Interesting indeed Jamin, cola drinks are only rich in calories which are readily absorbed by the body. But they are just empty calories, they really dont last long and cannot really quench your thirst. The seeds you mentioned are quite interesting, as you ahve mentioned they are very nutritious and has good health effects. Are they used for medicines too, Jamin. Do they have some ingredients that can really help in treating some diseases. What are the other uses of these seeds. Where exactly in India can we find it. Thanks for your response.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
13 Mar 09
i don't prefer either one. my favorite drink is iced tea w/lemon. i drink it the year around & alot more in the summer. i do drink a diet coke if i'm out somewhere & am thirsty.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Hello Antiquelady, iced tea is really refreshing. It is all natural and good. What could be some health benefits that we can get from tea. Dating back from the old times, specially the Chinese, love to drink tea. Whats special with the tea that many of us this days drink it. Can you share ideas about these? Most people also prefer diet coke, why do you think it is much better than the regular coke drink. Thanks for your response.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
15 Mar 09
i don't know if there are any health benefits or not in iced tea, i just love it. as for diet cokes they dob't have any sugar in them they use some kind of sweeter.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Hello antiquelady, new articles have stated that tea whether iced or hot, are good sources of antioxidants. do you have an idea what these substances are? what can they do to our body?. Thanks again for responding, happy mylotting.
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@pickwick (858)
• India
13 Mar 09
I prefer plain water but if I have to choose between soda and fruit juice, I would juice.In India we have other options like having water from tender coconut or buttermilk.Both are tempting and very good for health too.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Those are truly refreshing drinks, can't wait to try them too. Speaking of coconuts, it is considered as a tree of life because of its many uses, what benefits can we get when we drink coconut water, can you share also what mineral and vitamins we can have drinking it. I was wondering what are the ingredients in making buttermilk is it just butter and milk alone? How are you going to prepare making buttermilk Pickwick. thanks for the response
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@pickwick (858)
• India
13 Mar 09
Hi again!Tender coconut water has delicious taste and is very nutritious too besides quenching thirst and rehydrating the body.It promotes proper digestion , clears the urinary tract and lubricates the body system.It is low in fats but contains many vitamins and is high in minerals like potassium ,chloride ,calcium and magnesium.It is also rich in antioxidants.It has positive effect on cholestro and prevents artherosclerosis.The list of its benefits is endless.I think it is rightly called 'the water of life'. Buttermilk in India traditionally is the left over liquid after the butter has been churned from the curd and sometimes diluter.Flavours can be given by adding ginger or cumin seeds.It is delicious and healthy and low in calories too as the butter has been removed.It has all the benefits of milk with low calories and much easily digestible than milk as it is a fermented product.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
You mentioned about atherosclerosis and cholesterol, what are they? can you share some thoughts about the two. How can we prevent them and what certain treatments are used to relieve a person suffering from these diseases. Thanks for your response.
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@skyblue (1300)
• India
13 Mar 09
HI agmamayo I am from india, summer season is going to come in india.In the summer season, i prefer lemon juice in the afternoon.
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Hello Skyblue, a lemon juice is quite refreshing too, specially during summer. Can you tell me more information what can a lemon juice give to the body, are there any benefits we can have if we drink alot of lemon juice? Kindly share more insights about the wonders of lemon juice. Thanks for the comment.
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@skyblue (1300)
• India
13 Mar 09
When the temperature of the body is high in summer season, whether from the effects of the sun , it is necessary to take regular lemon juice drinks in order to prevent dehydration. with lemon, although there is no doubt that the addition of honey if available is very much to be preferred.The juice also contains vitamin c. Thanks you..
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@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Its is really important to drink alot of fluids,Why do we need to prevent dehydration? can you share some of your ideas about this, Skyblue. Vitamin C is truly very important, why do you think we should havea regular intake of this vitamins, what can it do tou your body, in order to maintain our health. Thanks for your response.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Nothing cools me down better than ice cold water!
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Besides quenching our thirst, water is very important to our body, why is this so? what can water do to our body. Can you share so0me ideas Deejean why we need to drink lots of water specially during hot weather. Thanks for your response.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I was told by my doctor that we don't realize how much water we lose in a day. It's best to keep drinking to always keep your body hydrated. I try to drink as much water as possible just for this reason. I've known people who have gotten terrible headaches as a result of dehydration.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
24 Mar 09
I'm no doctor but I believe that you can die as a result of that - it's another way of losing water and you can become severely dehydrated. If you're experiencing something or know someone who is, you should definitely see a doctor!
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