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Brown Sugar 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 broken 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
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
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
I'm taking Aloe Vera berry juice for the health benefits such as lowering sugar levels. Prediabetic. Is flavored aloe juice just as good as plain?
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
As long as you: Are not a diabetic it should be ok. ...Read more
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
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
No major difference: I have found no major health benefits from brown sugar vs white sugar other than esthetics. Even if brown sugar contains more vitamins, few people consume enough to gain any benefit from it. It is the quantity of the sugar which impacts your health and not the color. ...Read more
Use Xylitol instead:
Sugar is sugar. The less, the better.
I recommend replacing sugar with Xylitol. Xylitol is a naturally-occuring 5 carbon sugar, with 40% fewer calories than sugar. It looks like sugar, tastes like sugar, and is heat stable (you can cook with it). It kills bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay, and kills H. pylori in the stomach that cause ulcers. It does not raise blood sugar levels. ...Read more
Brwon sugar increase fat in the body or not??? How much quantity should a person take of the brown sugar everyday.
I think I may have accidentally eaten a bug that was in the brown sugar. I don't know though. I made homemade baked donuts and as I may eating a second, I noticed little black things in it. I stopped eating, of course. In the first one, I avoided t?
It may vary: A teaspoon is about 4 gms, 15 calories, no fat. ...Read more
I have taken aspartine tablets in my drinks for around thirty years, I have stopped now, and use brown sugar. My neuropathy improved?
Yes: Peanut butter instead of brown sugar is a good idea, but it provides protein along with the oats. It also would be a better choice for people concerned about their blood sugar because you would be less likely to have a blood sugar spike with peanut butter and oatmeal than with brown sugar and oatmeal. ...Read more
Nothing nutritious: It will give you a bunch of unnecessary, empty calories. ...Read more
Yes and no:
It is not as much what but how much you consume. Life style changes including diet and especially exercise are the key to this "pre condition". I cannot emphasize the exercise part too much. Talk over an exercise plan with your physician -"don't overdo it! . You can lick this and prevent a lot of trouble down the road.
Good luck. ...Read more
My 2 month old baby has severe colic and I have been told to feed her a tablespoon of warm water and brown sugar, is this just another wives tale?
Coiic can be Fixed: I believe that " colic" has a cause and if found, can be corrected. Among other things, hidden acid reflux, formula intolerance, poor mechanics of feeding and burping, and an incompatable bottle or nipple can be causes. These are fixable. In our practice less than 0.05% have "colic". Good exploration should find this cause. The suger is designed to increase the bowels to pass gas. ...Read more
2 month old baby experiencing hard tube like stool (with fussiness). Is on milk base formula. Is offering about 2 oz daily of water+brown sugar ok?
Constipation is: Diagnosed in infants 2 months old & older who have 3 symptoms: firm, dry pebbly stools, no bowel movement for 2-3 days in a formula fed baby & straining/crying while having a bowel movement or taking > 10 minutes to pass a stool. If these criteria are met & baby is over 2 months, give 1 oz./day of apple or pear juice, 1st diluted to ¼ strength with cooled boiled water, then ½ strength, if needed. ...Read more