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Doctor insights on: Aspartame Vs Sugar Which Is Worse

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Which is worse for you, sugar or artifical sweetener?

Which is worse for you, sugar or artifical sweetener?

It depends: Hello utah! neither is bad for health in general. But if one has a weight problem or diabetes then the sugar would be your enemy. ...Read more

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Which is worse for you? Aspartame or artificial colors?

Which is worse for you? Aspartame or artificial colors?

Aspartame : There is no quality evidence connecting aspartame to anything seriously harmful (some believe it to be a headache trigger). Although some old artificial colors have been taken off the market (likely without true evidence of harm in humans), there is no evidence connecting the small doses found in food and any relationship to harm in humans. Focus more on calorie content for health. ...Read more

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Which artificial sweetener or sugar substitute is not connected to cancer?

Which artificial sweetener or sugar substitute is not connected to cancer?

None of them are!: Study the evidence. The trials in the 1970s triggering cancer in rats with cyclamate + saccharin used gigantic doses & have no clear relevance to either usual dosages or humans. Study: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/artificial-sweeteners. However, there is evidence that real sugar is linked to a higher incidence of cancer, both directly and through promoting obesity. ...Read more

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Is the sugar in fruit fattening like added sugars or is it healthy?

Is the sugar in fruit fattening like added sugars or is it healthy?

Fattening.: More fructose will mean more fattening. Lemon and lime OK. Bananas, watermelon, raisens, dried figs all not ok. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Splenda vs. stevia white extract powder which one is the better choice, healthwise?

Stevia: Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia plant. It has been used for over 1500 years by the Guarani people of South America. It is 150 times sweeter than glucose. Many brands of stevia contain undesirable chemicals. "Sweet Leaf" (Amazon) is pure stevia. Stevia contains no calories. Splenda is not a natural compound. There has been some concern it may cause adverse health effects. ...Read more

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If a person has aspartame poisoning does simply quitting products that contain aspartame like diet soda treat the problem or is there other treatment?

If a person has aspartame poisoning does simply quitting products that contain aspartame like diet soda treat the problem or is there other treatment?

No such thing: Aspartame can not poison you. This is based on a crazy web scam. There is no known toxicity proved with this product. There is some weak evidence that consumption of diet soda may be associated paradoxically with weight gain, in spite of the zero calories, but the reasons for this if confirmed are unclear and may be associated with eating habits in those who are soda drinkers. ...Read more

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Is fructose worse than sugar?

Is fructose worse than sugar?

See below: No - fructose is a sugar. Table sugar is made of sucrose which is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. However, high fructose as in high fructose corn syrup that is ubiquitously used in the us is very bad for you. It's used because it's cheap and can be grown from corn (america!). Read labels - most grocery items have it. So, look for natural sugar, cane sugar, beet sugar, or honey. ...Read more

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What type of bread is less likely to cause blood sugar spikes?

What type of bread is less likely to cause blood sugar spikes?

Whole Grain: Compared to white flour, whole grains take longer for the stomach & intestines to break down into sugar, and so the sugar is absorbed more gradually into the blood stream and is less likely to cause a spike. A 15 gram whole grain slice will put just as much sugar into the blood as a 15 gm slice of white bread, but spread out over a longer period of time, and so requires lower Insulin levels. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it possible for artificial sweeteners to increase blood sugar level?

Is it possible for artificial sweeteners to increase blood sugar level?

No: Today the most common artificial sweeteners include saccharin, aspartame, sucralose and ace-k and they are 100% synthetically produced. The reason why these artificial sweeteners do not raise blood sugar levels is because they do not contain carbohydrates and depending on the type of the synthetic sweetener they are not absorbed and leave your system unaltered. ...Read more

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What is the difference is between natural sugar from fruit and refined sugar?

What is the difference is between natural sugar from fruit and refined sugar?

Fructose in fruit!: But also dextrose and glucose. All are bad, although fructose is not "quite" as bad. That is not an endorsement for "fruit" sugar. Nothing worse for a diabetic than orange juice (perhaps coke is worse)! ...Read more

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Which is worse corn syrup or maltodextrin?

Which is worse corn syrup or maltodextrin?

Corn syrup?: Please define what you mean by worse. Then I can better answer this. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder.[1] Maltodextrin is easily digestible, & absorbed as rapidly as glucose & might be either moderately sweet or almost flavorless. So same it appears same ...Read more

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Is it true that fattening and sugar affects acne?

Is it true that fattening and sugar affects acne?

Somewhat: What you put in is what you get out. A poor diet will not reflect clear glowing skin. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is HFCS worse than regular sugar? Why?

Is HFCS worse than regular sugar? Why?

No evidence: There is no good evidence that the body reacts to high fructose corn syrup any different than cane sugar. ...Read more

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What is the difference between "sugar free" and "gluten free" for someone with is insulin resistant (with pcos)? Since anything with gluten = carbs?

What is the difference between "sugar free" and "gluten free" for someone with is insulin resistant (with pcos)? Since anything with gluten = carbs?

Carbs: Sugar free does not mean carbohydrate free. It only implies that sugar (for example: high fructose corn syrup, table sugar) isn't added. Sugar free foods still have plenty of carbs and often higher fat content. Sweeteners used are often sugar alcohols like maltitol or sorbitol (may cause diarrhea). Gluten is a wheat protein. Gluten free products have plenty of carbs in them, just not from wheat. ...Read more

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