The Habit Of Often Consuming Juice Rather Than Water?
I want to ask, I drink more juice than water. If this habit continues, it will cause interference with my kidneys? Then why does the urine contain glucose in DM sufferers?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. In short, if this is a continuous habit, then the answer is yes. The explanation is as follows. Juices that are commonly sold, whether sold by restaurants, street vendors or even in packaged form at supermarkets, contain high sugar and chemical additives. This high sugar, when used as a habit, can cause you to develop diabetes, and one of the complications of diabetes is kidney damage.
In addition, chemical additives such as preservatives, flavors and so on in bottled juice drinks can damage the kidneys if consumed in excess. When the kidneys are damaged, either by chemicals or due to complications of diabetes, the kidneys' function as filters cannot work properly. Sugar / glucose, which should not be excreted in the urine, then "passes" filtering and can eventually be found on a urine test.
But if that is the case, the juice you mean is juice that you make yourself, and you can determine the sugar content, and there are no preservatives, flavorings or other chemicals, then that's fine. It would be the same as eating fruit, only in a different form. What was once solid, becomes softer. But this doesn't matter because even in the mouth the fruit will be crushed. Your blood sugar levels won't spike and your kidneys won't be overwhelmed. And because some fruits are very full of water, such as oranges, melons, watermelons, mangoes and so on, your fluid needs will be taken from here, although of course it would be much better if you also drink lots of water.
Our advice if you are still confused, you can consult a nutritionist so that you can determine what diet is best for you. And besides that, to achieve a healthier body you should also complete it with regular exercise, adequate rest, avoid stress and also cigarette smoke. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa