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Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

No: Fruit juices donot provide any insulin.Even if there was any Insulin in juices it will not be absorbed from g i tract. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Yes and no: Fruit juices have fructose as the main source of carbohydrate. This contains some glucose but not as much as other sources. You should still watch your blood sugars as you did before. ...Read more

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Why are fruits/fruit juices bad for patients with chronic kidney disease?

Why are fruits/fruit juices bad for patients with chronic kidney disease?

Juice and CKD: Patients with CKD can have problems with potassium (K) accumulation leading to high blood K levels. Juices that have high K content are citrus juices, orange, grapefruit, lime and lemonade and tomato juice, which is not a citrus juice. Apple juice can be ingested by people with CKD, as it is not high in K. ...Read more

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What fruit juices which are good for skin?

What fruit juices which are good for skin?

All Natural: All natural fruit juices are good for the skin. Stay away from the ones with added sugars and preservatives. ...Read more

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What are some good green juices or fruit juices to drink for an acidity problem?

What are some good green juices or fruit juices to drink for an acidity problem?

Avoid sour juices: Acid tases sour, thus the more sour the juice the higher the acidity. So, if you have trouble with reflux/acidity problem, avoid sour juices/foods. Just remember, for example, making lenomade with lots of sugar will not get rid of the acid, it just masks it. So choose naturally nonsour jucice: prune, peach, mango, banana, apple, apricot etc...Consult doc/nutristionist if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have ibs and scared its cancer or a disease it's getting worse. Is it good to make natural vegetable and fruit juices for antioxidants vitamins ?

I have ibs and scared its cancer or a disease it's getting worse. Is it good to make natural vegetable and fruit juices for antioxidants vitamins ?

Not the key: After decades of work, I know on physician personally who takes antioxidants with the idea that they will improve health or longevity; there may be some here. Inflammatory bowel disease requires extra cancer surveillance and your physician needs to explain this to you. Food choices aren't the key to managing your illness; a holistically-minded evidence-based physician might be a good ally. ...Read more

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Is a mixture of fruit juices healthier than a smoothie?

Is a mixture of fruit juices healthier than a smoothie?

Depends on contents: Extracted vegetable juices that are organic - can be very healthy. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices not healthy if you're diabetic ?

Are fruit juices not healthy if you're diabetic ?

It depends: If you're treating a low blood sugar, 4 oz of oj or apple juice will do a great job. On the flip side, juice is nothing more than sugar and really has no other role in nutrition whether one has diabetes or not. It's difficult to manage blood sugars when juice is taken in outside of treating lows because it causes a surge in blood sugar that lasts a short time, then a crash (if prone to lows). ...Read more

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What are some fruit juices I can drink that won't add pounds to my weight?

What are some fruit juices I can drink that won't add pounds to my weight?

Glycemic Load: Gaining weight with any form of sugar is a function of how much Insulin is released when sugar gets into your blood stream. Insulin produces the fat. So a great tool is to research the glycemic index (GI) of food and become familiar with the glycemic load that combines the. ...Read more

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A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more