Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: drunk on diesel
OJ has vitamin C which is probably THE most important catalyst vitamin... the RDA is very low for Vitamin C... so more is pretty much always better... it does have sugar, but it's fructose and not sucrose, and there are worse things for you...
Iced Tea has caffeine which can be good or bad... you'll have to make your own decision there... it temporarily speeds your metabolism, but over time it'll slow your metabolism... it can come back up to speed when you cut caffeine, but like I said, that's your call... but, the biggest problem w/ tea is any food you have when you're injesting tea you won't absorb the iron... the tannin in the tea chelates w/ the iron and forms a compound that your body doesn't absorb, so people who drink tea "like it was water" are often lower on iron in their body...
I love water... I drink the shit all day... but at first, I was squeezing a little lime juice in it OR, another thing I found that I liked was a little orange extract (get it at the grocery store with all the baking stuff) something to give it flavor without giving it sugar or anything else you don't want...
but... one thing to consider... ANYTHING is better than soda... hell, you'd be better off drinking a few beers a day versus a few sodas... so if you're replacing soda with orange juice, you're on the right track... soda robs your body of vitamins and minerals plus it's got all that sugar... at least beer has B vitamins!