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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 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

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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

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Which is the better option: white or brown sugar?

Which is the better option: white or brown sugar?

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

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Is brown sugar good for loose weights or white sugar?

Is brown sugar good for loose weights or white sugar?

Neither one: Sugar in many foods can add unnecessary calories & cause weight gain. Limit sugary foods; read food labels for contents. Use sugar substitute like stevia or sweet & low. ...Read more

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Is it better to use a little more brown sugar, or less white sugar?

Is it better to use a little more brown sugar, or less white sugar?

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

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Brwon sugar increase fat in the body or not??? How much quantity should a person take of the brown sugar everyday.

Brwon sugar increase fat in the body or not??? How much quantity should a person take of the brown sugar everyday.

Sugar: Brown or white, is not a good thing to consume. Many people eat so much of it that it increases weight and fosters diabetes. Skip it completely. If you would like a sweetener, use stevia, a natural root. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Its OK: Sometimes ingredients can get contaminated. If the donut was fried you eliminated any bacterial contamination.
If you did eat a small insect that type of ingestion usually causes no problems.
Throw out the sugar and or flour ingredients if they appear to be old or not look right. ...Read more

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How many calories and fat is present in brown sugar?

It may vary: A teaspoon is about 4 gms, 15 calories, no fat. ...Read more

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How could a seasoning with sugar and brown sugar have no calories?

How could a seasoning with sugar and brown sugar have no calories?

Not possible: Hi. Sugar (color doesn't matter) has 4 calories/gram. If the sugar goes in your mouth (most seasonings DO), you're getting calories! ...Read more

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I have taken aspartine tablets in my drinks for around thirty years, I have stopped now, and use brown sugar. My neuropathy improved?

I have taken aspartine tablets in my drinks for around thirty years, I have stopped now, and use brown sugar. My neuropathy improved?

ASPARTINE IS POISON: It seems you r lucky as no other serious problems noted.
Once stopped-u will have some slow recovery try gabapentin600 mgms bidand nutritional supplements. ...Read more

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I have a permanent disibilaty & try to remain in good condition. I have recently bought some brown sugar & cinammon for my coffee mornings. Thoughts?

Can't hurt.: Might as well use it. There is no evidence that coffee, brown sugar or cinnamon is particularly helpful.... On the other hand those same substances in moderation won't harm you..... So if you like them, use them. ...Read more

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It it ok to use peanut butter instead of brown sugar in oatmeal?

It it ok to use peanut butter instead of brown sugar in oatmeal?

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

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Is brown sugar, honey or candrel good for type 2 diabetes?

Is brown sugar, honey or candrel good for type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes & honey: No, items high in sugar content are not good to eat when you have diabetes. They will raise your blood sugar. ...Read more

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I have pre diabetes, can I use stevia or monk fruit or brown sugar instead of regular sugar?

I have pre diabetes, can I use stevia or monk fruit or brown sugar instead of regular sugar?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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