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Doctor insights on: Advantages Disadvantages Of Sugar

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What disadvantage does white bread and refined sugar cause to our body?

What disadvantage does white bread and refined sugar cause to our body?

White bread n' sugar: White bread and sugar are quickly digested by the body. Both can cause spikes in blood glucose and a resulting insulin surge, leading to fat deposition, weight gain, increased lipid levels, oxidative stress and the so-called "metabolic syndrome". Such foods should form only a small part of one's daily caloric intake, if even any part at all. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of lowering your sugar intake in your daily diet?

What are the proven advantages of lowering your sugar intake in your daily diet?

Healthier: Excess sugar consumption can do major damage to your body functions and make you unhealthy. Some sugars are worse than others - the worse seems to be the sugar produced from corn (contents of most soft drinks). Artificial sugar is said to be worse than natural sugar. ...Read more

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Apart from laxative effect,is sugar alcohol (erithritol) better substitute to sugar & artificial sweetener?OR is there any other disadvantage to them?

Apart from laxative effect,is sugar alcohol (erithritol) better substitute to sugar & artificial sweetener?OR is there any other disadvantage to them?

Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read more

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Sugar problem high?

Let me help: Diabetes is a condition where the glucose or sugar levels are too high in the blood.
Go and check it out to be sure. ...Read more

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How to control sugar?

How to control sugar?

Diet properly: Educating yourself to the proper diet and exercise regimen is the best way to control your blood sugar (diabetes). Carbohydrates and concentrated sweets should be avoided if diabetic. Getting to know your body, the signs and symptoms of high and low sugars, and being compliant with your docotrs advice/rx's/testing and visits will help you stay well. God bless. ...Read more

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How is sugar bad for you?

How is sugar bad for you?

Glucose + fructose: Table sugar is a disaccharide composed of the sugars mentioned above. The body processes fructose via a route which metabolizes into fat. Avoid table sugar when possible and especially high fructose corn syrup. ...Read more

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How to cut down on sugars?

How to cut down on sugars?

Read ingredients: read labels on products you buy and try to decrease your intake of sugars. for example, orange juice has 29 grams of sugar in 8 ounce serving, Either decrease your portion size, or go for a natural orange. An orange only has 17 grams of sugar. ...Read more

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How much sugar is too much?

How much sugar is too much?

Try low glycemic: As a rule you want to eat many fruits and vegetables a day, with natural sugars. What you want to avoid is processed sugars in soda, candy, and many snack foods in boxes. Avoid Corn Syrup. I like the 90/10 rule that nutritionists use, goal 90% of diet healthy, and live a little, don't worry about the other 10%. ...Read more

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Why does sugar make us fat?

Why does sugar make us fat?

Insulin: high simple sugars in the diet raises your insulin abruptly which causes the deposition of the sugar as fat, in the liver, in the muscles and in areas such as the stomach, thighs. To avoid this, a diet high in fiber and low in processed foods and simple sugars is best. Best of health to you. ...Read more

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Will sugar make you cranky?

Not likely: It may energize you and give you more force for crankiness if you were cranky anyway, but it will not induce crankiness. ...Read more

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Why don't I get sugar highs?

Why don't I get sugar highs?

Nobody does!: "Sugar high" is an urban myth and I don't get them either. Nobody does, really. Research definitely shows that eating sugar, the amount of sugar in the blood, and rapidly rising sugar levels have no effect on mental status, activity level, or feeling high. Any such effects are psychological, or by moms who mistakenly believe that's why their kids act hyper from time to time. So you're normal. ...Read more

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Are double sugars bad for us?

No: The body breaks down double sugars like lactose into glucose and galactose. It uses the glucose for energy. Everything in moderation. Try not to have too much sugar in your diet. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of sugar?

What are the benefits of sugar?

Few: With the rise in obesity and diabetes in this country sugar truly has few benefits, especially in any excess. ...Read more

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Need help with high sugar level?

Need help with high sugar level?

Rule out diabetes: If you are not diabetic already, then you should do one of two things. You should either have your physician draw a fasting sugar on you or have a random sugar checked. This will help straighten out if you are diabetic. ...Read more

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Which substitute sugar is better?

Which substitute sugar is better?

Natural sugar: Splenda is a natural sugar that your body doesn't absorb, thus, no calories. ...Read more

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How can decrease sugar in my body?

How can decrease sugar in my body?

Watch carbohydrates: Your body turns carbohydrates you eat into sugar that goes into your blood. If you eat less carbohydrates you'll make less sugar. More importantly, though, is the type of carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates like sugars, white bread, cake, candy, juice, and sugary soda pop all make your blood sugar go up, and very quickly. Complex carbohydrates like beans, lentils, and green vegetables do it less. ...Read more

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How can I control my sugar levels?

How can I control my sugar levels?

See doc/nutritionist: The body has an incredible ability to regulate sugar, but once this ability is diseased as in diabetes, you will have to work extra-hard to help. Healthy, balanced/diabetic diet (diabetes.Org or see a diabetic educator), exercise regularly, keep ideal body wt/wt loss, and of course see your doc for assessment/treatment. Follow your doc's recommendation & I am sure u will do well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I know that I have sugar ?

How can I know that I have sugar ?

R/O DIABETES: Diabetes is a very common condition. The first step is to have an exam&Labs. Especially HBA1C. If the initial workup is inconclusive, Rarely a GGT test is needed. Other labs are done to determine Type1 VS Type2. And an appropriate treatment regimen will be started. Follow up is essential every 3 mtgs with monitoring of HBA1C and URINE MICROALBUMIN. ...Read more

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How do u low high sugar count bsl?

Please resubmit: And rephrase your question to make it legible. Thank you. ...Read more

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How do I control my sugar levels ?

How do I control my sugar levels ?

Glucose Control: The human body tries to keep glucose (sugar) levels in the blood stream fairly steady. There is a complex interaction between several hormones (esp Insulin and glucagon) that either stores excess glucose or makes the liver release stored glucose.
Some people have low glucose because they run out of stores or have excess insulin. Others have high glucose due to insufficient Insulin (diabetes). ...Read more

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Whats an adults normal sugar level?

Whats an adults normal sugar level?

70-100: The typical range for blood sugar (glucose) levels can be anywhere between 70-100. After you eat, your glucose levels will rise slightly. After you have gone without for awhile (time between meals), your glucose levels fall slightly. ...Read more

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Why is sugar a problem if too high?

Why is sugar a problem if too high?

Diabetes is bad!: Too much sugar in the blood is a sign of diabetes. In diabetes, the extra glucose or sugar, in the blood can cause lots of organs to not function properly over time, most importantly the heart and blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes.

This needs to be diagnosed quickly and treated aggressively for prevention of damage to these organs! ...Read more

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Can sugar really make any kid hyper?

Can sugar really make any kid hyper?

No: There is a very popular belief that sugar makes children hyper. However, there was a very good study, years ago, that disproved the association. The study was actually skewed towards finding that sugar would cause hyperactivity, and it did not. ...Read more

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How many grams of sugar is too much?

How many grams of sugar is too much?

DependsOn : Your weight and diet plan. Simple sugars Are not healthy for anyone bit the sugars in fruits, veggies and grains are healthy sugars . A balanced diet is best ...Read more

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What to do if i shouldn't eat sugar?

What to do if i shouldn't eat sugar?

Eat all else: Eat healthy food such as fruits and vegetables. They contain complex carbohydrates that are broken down to sugars slowly. They are less likely to cause a high rise in insulin, and less likely to cause obesity and make you feel fuller because of the benefit of fiber. Good health to you ...Read more

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Is 169 high for checking your sugar?

Is 169 high for checking your sugar?

Yes: Depending on the timing this could be very high (if you have not taken any calories in for a while) or moderately elevated (right after a big meal.) in either case that reading is high enough to discuss with your doctor and have further testing. ...Read more

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Medicine for sex problem due to sugar?

Medicine for sex problem due to sugar?

Good luck!: Once damage to nerves from diabetes is complete, not likely to have improvement, so need to get sugar under tight control asap to minimize damage. Then prescription meds (levitra, viagra, (sildenafil) cialis) 'might' be an option. If they do not help/can't be used, then urology consult can provide other options. See your dr or endocrinologist (/diabetologist) soon. ...Read more

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What is the functions of simple sugar?

What is the functions of simple sugar?

Energy: simple sugars like glucose are used to provide energy to all the cells of the body. You body runs on glucose. Other sugars like milk sugar are broken down to glucose to help the body run. ...Read more

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What happens if my sugar level is low?

What happens if my sugar level is low?

Low sugar: The usual symptoms of acute low blood sugar, hypoglycemia, are shakes, sweats, irritability, confusion,
resolved quickly by ingestion of a sugar load. ...Read more

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Is porridge with sugar on top healthy?

In moderation: In moderation, you didn't say how much sugar. The porridge is healthy, a teaspoon of sugar or less would be my idea of moderation. Try to wean yourself off the sugar habit, there is enough sugar in the processed foods we eat. You don't want to become sugar addicted. ...Read more