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Doctor insights on: Baking Powder Substitute For Sugar Cookie

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Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Yes: Just remember if you are diabetic, this may raise your blood glucose since it is a fruit. ...Read more

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Is baking powder a baking soda?

Is baking powder a baking soda?

No: Baking powder is not a baking soda. They are different types of chemical ingredients... which means using the wrong one can make one's baking taste odd. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal? I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal?  I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

No concerns for Canc: I would not be concerned about cancer related to sugar as long as it is eaten in moderation and your weight is in the healthy range. This question is only relevant if you are overweight in which case reduce the amount of sweetners that you use but do so slowly. ...Read more

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Is sugar cane juice good for health?

Is sugar cane juice good for health?

Depends: If you have glucose intolerance or diabetes is a bad idea, since it will give you a quick rise in blood sugar. In the caribean in the pre- gatorade days it was used as a quick energy drink amoung short and long distance runners. ...Read more

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Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

No better/no worse: They're all about the same. Use whatever you think tastes better. Some can't be used in baking. ...Read more

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Is stevia a recommended sugar substitute?

Is stevia a recommended sugar substitute?

Yes: is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. It may be used as a recommended sugar substitute ...Read more

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Is one cup of home made orange juice(no added sugar) as bad as any sugary drink?

Is one cup of home made orange juice(no added sugar) as bad as any sugary drink?

Only slightly better: 3oz of fresh squeezed OJ has 8 grams sugar and 3 oz cola has 11 grams. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is vitamin water zero, sweetened with stevia, better for you than diet coke?

Is vitamin water zero, sweetened with stevia, better for you than diet coke?

Yes: Diet coke offers nothing over a glass of cold, clean water except the taste, the fun of the bubbles, and a bit of caffeine. Vitamin water has the advantage of a tiny bit of vitamins, enough to make it smell funny. Pay for whichever one you want to spend money on. How about some fresh fruit for the sweetness and enjoyment instead? ...Read more

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Have a recipe for carrot cake protein bars it calls for vanilla whey protein. Is that ok to use?

Have a recipe for carrot cake protein bars it calls for vanilla whey protein.  Is that ok to use?

Food: Medicine will be neutral about this question. But looking over your conditions and such there is absolutely no reason to tell you not to include this product in your diet. ...Read more

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Home remedy for foot odor is baking powder or baking soda? Thanks :)

Home remedy for foot odor is baking powder or baking soda? Thanks :)

Foot odor: Here's a better one - wash with antibacterial soap and see your podiatrist for help with your shoes . I have some great things to help with that in my office that your podiatrist may have as well. ...Read more

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How is unrefined raw sugar vs splenda (sucralose) without maldrextin better for you?

How is unrefined raw sugar vs splenda (sucralose) without maldrextin better for you?

Neither: Neither is "better". Both are acceptable, especially in moderation. Sugar only has 4 calories/gram, so you really don't ingest that many calories from eating pure sugar -- rather from eating foods high in calories, particularly fats. Sugar calories, however, are "empty" calories because they contain no nutrition. ...Read more

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Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

Yes: Remember acid is what ultimately causes the cavities. Some articles infer the diet sodas may be worse since they are more acidic. Acid is also the byproduct of sugar breakdown by the bacteria. That is also why you need to be careful not to switch to juices that are also acidic and rich in sugar. ...Read more

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Can i use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

Can i use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

Nope: Neither will really whiten your teeth. Baking soda is abrasive and may remove some surface stains, but it does not really whiten your teeth. Excessive use may actually wear your enamel away. Professionally dispensed products are the strongest and best way to whiten your teeth. ...Read more

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Is rice flour better for you than wheat or all purpose flour.?

Is rice flour better for you than wheat or all purpose flour.?

Gluten intolerance?: All purpose flour is wheat flour. The only reason to switch from a wheat flour is if you are gluten intolerant. The symptoms are pretty bad from what i've heard. If you think you are intolerant, see a doctor and you'll get a diet to follow. ...Read more

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Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, i'm not aware of any issues. ...Read more

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I love baked goods. Any tips for healthy baking?

Whole wheat flour: whole wheat flour compared to white flour will make a big difference health wise ...Read more