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Why I always craving sweets and pastry?!!

Why I always craving sweets and pastry?!!

Common: This is a common problem, but could be increased by certain medications or diabetes. Talk to your doctor and possibly a nutritionist ...Read more

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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

Just no: This "pop" idea is a fundamental misunderstanding of what diabetes is all about. Most of the glucose in your blood is broken down from food regardless of glycemic index, or built from other food. The real problem is not what comes in via your gut, but getting glucose into the cells. You ask a good question and you owe it to yourself to read something substantial for a deeper understanding. ...Read more

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Why do I get low blood sugar when dieting? Not diabetic, just symptoms low glucose. Restricting 2000 cal, less carbs, balanced meals, snacks btwn.

Why do I get low blood sugar when dieting? Not diabetic, just symptoms low glucose. Restricting 2000 cal, less carbs, balanced meals, snacks btwn.

Low blood sugar diet: Symptoms of low blood sugar are not good way to diagnose it. What is your blood sugar when you have the symptoms? If low several times then we can discuss more. ...Read more

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Is sugar free candy healthy to eat?

Is sugar free candy healthy to eat?

Probably not: Sugar free candy is a way to get some of the joy and satisfaction that you might get from sugared candy, without the sugar and calories. It is a substtute for this and not a source of nutrition. So it is not "healthy' to eat but can satisfy the craving without the calories. ...Read more

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Why is sugar addictive?

Why is sugar addictive?

Sugar addiction: You can learn a lot from "sugar: the bitter truth, " a 90 min vid on youtube by pediatric endocrinologist robert lustig of ucsf. He breaks it down so it is very understandable and also addresses the political and economic aspects of the marketing of sugar. Also, consider that sugar, caffeine, nicotine and amphetamines all have the same effect curve - a quick lift and then a "crash.". ...Read more

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Can I eat lots of sugarfree candy and still have low blood sugar if diabetic?

Can I eat lots of sugarfree candy and still have low blood sugar if diabetic?

Depends on sweetener: Some sugar free candies are calorie free but some are not. Part of it depends on the sweetener used. Sugar alcohols can still raise your sugar. And some sugar free foods have just as many calories as the "regular" version, so they may not raise your blood sugar as much, but "lots" will cause weight gain and eventual increase in blood sugar. "lots" of anything is bad. ...Read more

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Nutrition: Why do people, in general, think that eating sugary tasting fruit is any better than eating candy? Sugar is sugar, right?

Nutrition: Why do people, in general, think that eating sugary tasting fruit is any better than eating candy? Sugar is sugar, right?

Fruit is much better: Sugar or sucrose in candy is a combination of glucose and fructose. It is rapidly digested and absorbed resulting in increased fat storage in fat and the liver, in part promoted by Insulin stimulation. Fruits have fructose in much lower amounts, as much as 5 times lower, with slower absorption and benefits from other nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber. ...Read more

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Why is sugar sooo addictive?

Why is sugar sooo addictive?

Sugar addiction: You can learn a lot from "sugar: the bitter truth, "; a 90 min vid on youtube by pediatric endocrinologist robert lustig of ucsf. He breaks it down so it is very understandable and also addresses the political and economic aspects of the marketing of sugar. Also, consider that sugar, caffeine, nicotine and amphetamines all have the same effect curve - a quick lift and then a "crash.". ...Read more

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What spices control high blood sugar?

What spices control high blood sugar?

None: Cinnamon has been shown in some studies (and not in others) to have a very weak effect on blood sugar - not sufficient to make it useful for treatment. Stay away from supplements and other junk which promise a lot and can't deliver. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Check w/your doctor. Spices in the food you don"t eat will help by lowering weight. ...Read more

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Low blood sugar anxiety fears. Could you have low blood sugar even if you aren't hungry? I'm eating every 3 hours. Only symptom is anxiety.

Low blood sugar anxiety fears. Could you have low blood sugar even if you aren't hungry? I'm eating every 3 hours. Only symptom is anxiety.

Low blood sugar: Yes, you can have low blood sugar even if you don't feel hungry. Please see your doctor and then a nutritionist. It may be what you are eating that is the issue. Peace and good health. I see twitching in your history. Perhaps you are low in magnesium. Your doc or the nutritionist will help you figure that out. Beyond that, you may have an anxiety disorder. A clinical psychologist can help. ...Read more

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Have gestational diabetes.use home sugar monitor.numbers are always in range.2 hours ago ate very sweet snack,now blood sugar is 157.concern?

Have gestational diabetes.use home sugar monitor.numbers are always in range.2 hours ago ate very sweet snack,now blood sugar is 157.concern?

No: Sugar fluctuations are a part of life. Continue taking your medications and continue to track your blood sugar. You should be concerned only if the sugar elevations are persistent. ...Read more

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Is eating raw brown sugar better than white refined sugar ?

Is eating raw brown sugar better than white refined sugar ?

Sugar is Sugar is...: Nope. No difference at all in how your body perceives these sugars. Remember that sugar is the problem in obesity and that sugar should be limited when trying to live a healthy life style. ...Read more

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How can I stop my constant craving for sugar?

How can I stop my constant craving for sugar?

See details: No one can teach you self-control. You have to figure this out for yourself. Eat protein instead. ...Read more

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What can cure cravings for sweets without sugar?

What can cure cravings for sweets without sugar?

Stop consuming sugar: Sugar is a metabolic poison. It is a root cause of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, inflammatory diseases. Sugar is highly addictive. The less sugar you consume, the healthier you will be. ...Read more