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Doctor insights on: Brown Sugar Health Benefits

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Does sugar have any health benefits?

Does sugar have any health benefits?

Sure: Sugar is a source of energy. Too much sugar or energy gets stored for a later time as fat. It doesn't have to be broke pen down so it is available immediately for use, so any extra is put right to fat. Sugar is not necessarily bad just getting to much to quickly is bad. We do better if our bodies have to work some to break compounds down to use them, instead of storing the energy right as fat. ...Read more

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Fake sugar sweetener. Will that make the health benefits of my green tea reduce?

Yes: I guess if you think about things as a scale, you can think that you do one good thing it erases a bad thing you do, but it isn't like that. The green tea may have good effects. But really the badness of the fake sugar has overwhelming bad effects on your system. Can you really put a scale to it and say that one erases the other? ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

Not much unless...: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associated malabsorption, anemia, increased cancer risk.Gluten intolerance occurs in about 10% of americans who may get diarrhea after exceeding their threshold for gluten intake. Short of these patients, trying a gluten free diet is giving in to just a fad. ...Read more

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How many teaspoon or tablespoon of brown sugar am i allowed to put into my greentea to avoid removing its benefit?

How many teaspoon or tablespoon of brown sugar am i allowed to put into my greentea to avoid removing its benefit?

Less is best: There's no exact answer. It's clear green tea has many health benefits. It's clear that sugar (brown or white) is rather toxic. At which point the harm from the sugar outweighs the benefits of the tea isn't certain and will vary from person to person but the less sugar the better- I advise 1 tsp or less per cup. Even better, use natural safe low-calorie sweeteners like stevia and/or erythritol. ...Read more

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Is brown sugar okay to consume while on a diet?

Is brown sugar okay to consume while on a diet?

Not really!: May test better than plain white sugar, but it too is nothing but empty calories displacing needed nutrients! sorry, but it is true! ...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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What r the list of inflammatory diet, is brown sugar one of them?

What r the list of inflammatory diet, is brown sugar one of them?

No such thing: There is no such thing as an inflammatory diet. It lives only on the internet, courtesy of dr. Weil. ...Read more

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Help, how much brown sugar can I add to my oatmeal before making it unhealthy?

Help, how much brown sugar can I add to my oatmeal before making it unhealthy?

Brown sugar: Brown sugar is just regular sugar with a little molasses. How much sugar is unhealthy? That depends on what else you're eating. When it comes to simple carbohydrates, it really doesn't matter if you're talking about pasta or white bread or honey or agave syrup or table sugar. It winds up being the same thing to your body. If you're overweight or at risk for diabetes, rethink your whole diet. ...Read more

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What are the similarities between white sugar and brown sugar, nutritionally speaking?

What are the similarities between white sugar and brown sugar, nutritionally speaking?

White& Brown Sugar: Brown sugar has slightly lower calories by mass than white sugar due to presence of water. One hundred grams of brown sugar contains 373 calories, as opposed to 396 calories in white sugar. It packs more densely than white sugar due to smaller crystal size and may have more calories when measured by volume. Brown sugar contains minute amounts of minerals, Both can be fattening in large amounts. ...Read more