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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Can I live without juice and milk?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (23535points) February 25th, 2017

I’m trying to save money and I wonder if I can only have tap water to drink? Would it work?

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cinnamonk's avatar

yes, and you’ll be healthier and happier for it.

SergeantQueen's avatar

Water is better for you than milk. Just make sure to get some supplements or eat foods that give you calcium.
Fruits are better than any juice.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@SergeantQueen I have Brussel sprouts. Do they have calcium?

SergeantQueen's avatar

Brussel sprouts of around 36 mg of calcium

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Drinking water is usually better than any store-bought beverage.

But if cost is the prime consideration, do your math.

I buy ½ gallon orange juice for $1.99 US and that lasts for 8 days. $0.125 per day is good for all my vitamin C needs.

JLeslie's avatar


RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@all Thanks. Very helpful. GA’s all around . : )

flo's avatar

How much sugar does milk have?

JLeslie's avatar

@flo I think 11 or 12 grams in a cup.

johnpowell's avatar

I would consider you a prime candidate for type 2 diabetes. My mom has it and when I lived with her I would leave some OJ in the fridge and she would devour it and then she couldn’t get out of bed for 24 hours.

You really don’t need juice. Eat a orange a week and you are good to go.

And I hate milk. I haven’t drank it in over a 20 years. But I love cheese so I am still alive.

All I really drink is water and beer. And the occasional apple or grape juice.

I stopped drinking soda around the same time I stopped drinking milk. And for the record a few years ago I went to the doctor for the full-on blood test since I had to have a lot of dental work done where I would be under for a while. The dentist said I needed to see what my risk of diabetes was so I had my blood tested. I was super low on the scale of getting diabetes.

flo's avatar

Do you mean store bought juice, the kind that’s full of sugar, etc.? I guess you can’t mean the juice that you squeeze out of the fruit yourself. Is there something store bought that’s healthy? I’m not sure.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@flo Yes . I don’t own a juicer.

flo's avatar

Thanks @JLeslie
@RedDeerGuy1 I can’t add to all the other answerers.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@SergeantQueen @all I found out that my I can’t have Brussel sprouts or cabbage with my mental health medication. Mystery solved.

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