It's on my hands. On the palms and sides of fingers. It's skin colored, not red or anything. It's very bumpy, and itchy, it's not poison. It's an allergic reaction, I THINK!!!...
Orange juice: mucus-producing?
Does anyone have any reliable evidence that orange juice is mucus-producing?
My understanding is that orange juice is the best way to stave-off colds, flu, mouth ulcers, and promote general healing. But someone who limits it for themselves and their children, recently told me it's because they believe it is mucus-producing, i.e. like lactose.
It affects me that way. One glass & my sinuses are draining. It's gross - I rarely drink it anymore even though I like it. I think it depends on the individual though - like an allergy. I can drink apple juice and I'm fine.
And what is the harm of mucous unless you are a singer about to perform? It can also be caused by milk and chocolate.
For people that are lactose intolerant, mucous is not a major concern, it's the bloating, gas and stomach cramps that cause the most discomfort.
Orange juice is rich in Vitamin C. If it really bothers you there are other natural sources or you can use a supplement.
I doubt very much that it is mucus producing. As far as I know, the only reason to limit orange juice intake is that too much is bad for your teeth due to the sugar content.
Some orange juice actually contains lactose..
You shouldn't have a problem with a lactose free product.
Perhaps that calcium-enhanced OJ, but milk makes the mucus
Some orange juice has added calcium I dunno if that means milk or what buy regular. Its the vitamin C in the OJ that helps ward off colds and flu so get some Vitamin C pills and you can skip the juice.
Funny I have trouble with mucus too, and some fruit juices make me worse and can sometimes give me a cough, must be allergic to something.
I only drink pure juices with no additives etc, so don't know, can anyone help??
I'm no authority on the subject but since it is a citrus acid fruit I would think it would cut mucus.
Apparently it is an ancient Chinese medical theory.
There are several articles on the net:
Oranges and orange juice should be eliminated, as both will aggravate mucus congestion, although a small amount of grapefruit juice may be helpful for a cleanser.