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Added Sugar Vs Fruit Sugar
Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?
Sweeteners: Don't have calories, i agree. The trouble is that our taste mechanism is made up of 6 stimulants--- sweet, sour bitter, salt, astringent, and metal. All god made food provides flavor from permutations and combinations of the 6. A single sweet input provides a jolt of pleasure that is addictive. It is brain signals that govern our ability to adapt to our environment. We need to obey diet rules. ...Read more
Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?
Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: B"sd no it is a sugar, just like sucrose or table sugar. In fact some evidence suggest that it might lead to fatty liver and metabolic abnormalities - especially in the usual dietary form as high fructose corn syrup - which is used in many products as a cheap substitute for regular sugar - which in excess is not good for you either ...Read more
Not really.: Artificial sweetener is only helpful in that it will not contribute to elevating the glucose level. It does nothing to help correct the high sugar levels in diabetes. Other dietary adjustments and medications are necessary to keep the glucose level under control in diabetes. ...Read more
Jury's out: Cane sugar is sucrose, which is made of glucose and fructose. Corn syrup is mainly fructose. The big problem is probably not from the molecule itself but from how it's added to everything because it is cheap. Processed food has so much added sweetener to make up for lack of flavor that we're addicted to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more
Is it true that unlike supermarket varieties (which have added sugar and/or fruit), Yoghurt should be eaten unsweetened otherwise it is of no effect?
Better eating: the unsweetened Yogurt. Some available in the supermarket are unsweetened like greek yogurt. It will still have some effect ...Read more
If diabetes under good control A1c 5.1 &don’t consume added sugar at all, how much natural sugar from fruit and vegetable you should consume every day?
All the vegetables.: I recommend as many green vegetables as a patient desires, but caution patients to limit fruit intake to 2-3 servings daily. This is especially important if the patient is overweight. If you are physically active, you may be able to handle a higher fruit intake. I always advise against fruit juice. Remember, "the fruit you eat is always better than the fruit you drink". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 month old has diahreah for 3 days and no other symptoms. Can no sugar added organic fruit juice be causing it? He prefers juices over milk lately
It is variable: depending on what the fruit is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have been eating meat, cheese, veggies, nuts for 6 weeks; no fruit, added sugar, or bread. Had knee replacement surgery several days ago. Taking meds. Drinking lots of water. No bowel movement for over a week, no pain either. Is this a problem? Thanks!
Constipation: Would suggest adding fruit to your diet unless specific dietary concerns. I assume you restarted rehab. Constipation has to do with decreased physical activities and pain medicine on the postop period. In case constipation persists make sure you mention it during your follow up visit with your PCP. ...Read more
Trying to count sugar intake. Do fruits count or is it mainly the unhealthy sugars added to foods. And how many grams is ok in a day ?
Fruits count: If you are trying to accurately account for all sugar intake, fruits can make up a significant proportion. Sugar in fruits is better because you are getting all of the micronutrients and fiber of the fruit, but it is still sugar. I generally recommend that total carbs account for less than half of your daily caloric intake. Most of these carbs should come from fruit, vegetable, and whole grain. ...Read more
Assuming my added sugar in a day is about 37 gms, how much fruits can I safely eat so that my total sugar intake is not high? Not diabetic, 30 Male.
UuuMM: Well nutrition should not just address your sugar intake. There are other things to look at as well for a balanced and healthy nutrition. health.gov/dietaryguidelines/ is a link you can go to that will assist you. No back to your question,sugar of 100gms and less should be okay. but add proteins,vegetables ...Read more
How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms
Glycemic Index: chart would be helpful. You can search the net for one. The fructose and thus insulin evoking aspect to fruits vary from fruit to fruit with berries being the lowest on the list and fruit juices and watermelon being much higher. Peace and good health. Same process for vegetables. ...Read more
NO: The problem with fruit sugar (fructose) is that it is extracted and used for sweetening artificial foods. It is the fiber in fresh fruit that alters the way it is processed in the body and that is the way that god intended it to be eaten. Google my blog entitled "oxygen, the spark of life" and see the post entitled "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more
Yes most do: The amount of sugar is related to the weetness level. So less sweeter the fruit, lesser amount of sugar it would have. Mangoes and grapes lead the list of sweeter fruits. Less ripe fruits have lesser amounts of suger especially banannas have a lot more sugar in them if they are fully or over ripe.Apples have the least amount of sugar among the commonly avvailable fruits. ...Read more
Yes: All things in moderation. Fruit is a vital part of our diet and should be consumed daily at the rate of several servings per day. It is possible to eat so much fruit that we are not hungry for other vital foods, such as vegetables, carbs, and protein. Also, excess sugars will be converted to fat. Finally, too much fruit/sugar can lead to diarrhea and affect absorption of other nutrients. ...Read more
Complicated: Cane sugar is sucrose, many fruits have fructose, sugar chemistry is complicated as there are so many kinds of sugars. They all have calories, and some are double sugars...Two molecules of a sugar.This is the real reason doctors have to study chemistry....See wikipedia article on sugars. ...Read more
Depends: Do you eat fruit and get belly ache and diarrhea? If so, that's intolerance, and fructose is likely what you're having a problem with. If you can't eat fructose, you'll have more of a problem with agave than most anything else. Agave, which i regard as generally bad for you, has a higher fructose content than high fructose corn syrup, and it predisposes you to fatty liver and other problems. ...Read more
Is it okay to eat larabars with 24 g of sugar? The sugar is all natural, it comes from fruit. Is it too much?
Be real about sugar. Whether it is many grams as "natural" sugar from a single piece of fruit or processed/unprocessed sugar it is ALL sugar. Right?
Yes, sugar is sugar!: Processed sugar is the worst, unprocessed sugar is less bad and natural sugar is the least bad. However, too much of a good thing can be very bad so if you take in enough natural sugar without aerobic exercise or weight loss, you can develop diabetes. Taking in alot of unprocessed or processed sugar is just a quicker way to getting diabetes. So: balanced diet, aerobic exercise and weight loss. ...Read more