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Is mannitol in any foods or sugarless candies?

Is mannitol in any foods or sugarless candies?

Yes: Mannitol is used as a reduced-calorie sweetener and as a dusting powder (it doesn't pick up moisture from the air) in food, particularly sugarless food, candy, gum, & chewable tablets. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Is two pieces of candy a day considered too much junk food?

Is two pieces of candy a day considered too much junk food?

Candy: depends on what candy you are talking about. And what is your definition of junk food. So 2 chocolate covered peanuts are OK. 2 very large Snickers are not. ...Read more

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I want to ask how can I decrease my ability to candy and sweet food ?

I want to ask how can I decrease my ability to candy and sweet food ?

Sugar is Not Good: Stay away from consuming sugar.Excess sugar can destabilize your blood sugars impacting your autonomic nervous system (ANS) leading to all sorts of ANS symptoms. They also lead to obesity, high blood pressure and of course diabetes. In fact just about any disease or problem that you have can be worsened by excess sugar. If you want to cure your addiction to sugar, you must stop consuming them. ...Read more

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I can't stop eating chocolate, candy or junk-food. How do I give up these unhealthy foods?

I can't stop eating chocolate, candy or junk-food. How do I give up these unhealthy foods?

Wean: Wean yourself slowly off the amount of your sugar addiction, try replacing the junk items with fresh fruits which also have natural sugars. You body over time will adjust and the cravings will diminish. It has been shown that too much sugar in the diet may lead to Insulin resistance in the brain and early dementia. ...Read more

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Can I eat normally after having my permanent crown in? Hard food, candy, gum.. Chewy stuff???

Can I eat normally after having my permanent crown in? Hard food, candy, gum.. Chewy stuff???

YES: BUT you are not being "given a license" to eat foods which are LOUSY for your teeth!!! Hope this helps...a "word to the wise"... ...Read more

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I am curious if candy canes don't help with acid reflux then what food helps?

I am curious if candy canes don't help with acid reflux then what food helps?

Vegetables: Reflux is acid most of the time, then if you neutralize the acid will help or stpo the damage of the acid. Water bny itself will dilute acid. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to eat junk foods (eg. fried foods, potato chips, candy) occasionally or avoid them altogether?

Is it healthier to eat junk foods (eg. fried foods, potato chips, candy) occasionally or avoid them altogether?

Agree w' : Dr Fairchild. Many of the junk foods however contain ingredients that are addictive (corn syrup). For some people, when they eat a little they can't stop or they will eat more the next day and the cravings will continue. If once you take a little, you have trouble stopping or find that within a few days you are taking a little more, try to stay clear you may be addicted to something in the junk. ...Read more

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Have an addiction to french fries and candy. What could someone do to stop eating these foods?

Take Metformin: Metformin is an Insulin receptor sensitizer. It is a virtual "metabolic rejuvenator, " with multiple beneficial effects. When taken in doses ranging from 1, 000-2, 000 mg per day, carb cravings are quickly overcome. Although it requires a prescription in the U.S., it can be legally purchased and imported from mail-order international pharmacies without a prescription. ...Read more

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Instead of eating 300 calories of food, I have 100 calories of candy and 200 of food. Can eating a lot of candy make you fat?

Instead of eating 300 calories of food, I have 100 calories of candy and 200 of food. Can eating a lot of candy make you fat?

Good vs bad calories: Good calories are nutrient dense. Bad calories are refined sugar and white flour. Bad calories cause insulin spikes which causes weight gain. Calories from protein and healthy fats minimize insulin spikes and cause weight reduction. ...Read more

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How do I get my daugther to eat normal food. She only wants candy and everytji.G the has sugar. She is also anemic constanly.?

How do I get my daugther to eat normal food. She only wants candy and everytji.G the has sugar. She is also anemic  constanly.?

Balanced diet.: With picky eaters, it's important to ensure a balanced diet. First, go thru fridge and cabinets & get rid of all junk food. If all that's given to her is healthy, she'll eventually eat some. Your child may need to try one particular food 18 times on 18 different days before accepting it, so don't give up! sometimes, giving the food in different forms, or mixed with other foods, helps. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that my teeth are sensitive/experience pain when eating sugary foods such as candy?

What could be the reason that my teeth are sensitive/experience pain when eating sugary foods such as candy?

See Dentist: Cavities (probably), fractures, exposed root surfaces. You'll need to be evaluated by a Dentist before your sweet sensitivity morphed into an abscess. Please call your Dentist now. ...Read more

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What foods are good to help keep. My blood sugar up i don't. Eat candy or drink soda?

What foods are good to help keep. My blood sugar up i don't. Eat candy or drink soda?

Don't do it: You don't need to eat anything special to keep your blood sugar up, as your body will do that automatically no matter what you eat. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is vanishingly rare if you're not taking diabetes meds, don't have cancer, GI surgery, or severe kidney or liver disease. ...Read more

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I have food are candy coming out my nose more often now. what may be cause of the food coming out nose while eat ,walking etc?..

Seek help: This could represent issues with food refluxing back up from the stomach or food diverting into the back of the nasopharynx during the swallowing process, instead of heading down the food pipe into the stomach(so called velopharyngeal insufficiency). The input of your doctor will really help determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Why do people need to eat healthy foods? Can't people just eat what they want (big macs and candy bars) and take a multivitamin daily?

Why do people need to eat healthy foods? Can't people just eat what they want (big macs and candy bars) and take a multivitamin daily?

Unfortunately NO: Would you put the wrong fuel in your car? Food is the fuel that our bodies have to burn to create the energy for function. The nature of the questions on this forum clearly indicate that poor diet is making millions sick. Trouble is that they are being treated for headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, anxiety state, pains and aches, post nasal drip/allergies etc. ...Read more

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Feeling pain in the right jaw,specially when eating hard food like apple, candy etc.i am 20 years old! even feel pain while yawning (sometimes).

Feeling pain in the right jaw,specially when eating hard food like apple, candy etc.i am 20 years old! even feel pain while yawning (sometimes).

TMJ: Stop eating hard candies and fruits. Don't chew gum. It sounds like you may have developed TMJ disorder which is an inflammation if your jaw joint. Take ibuprofen. Apply warm compress to the joint. If no relief, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Do I have to have my teeth taking out why every time when i eat food and it can be candy or meat or anything, and my teeth started to hurt. Is this because I have cavity or do you know what this can mean

Do I have to have my teeth taking out why every time when i eat food and it can be candy or meat or anything, and my teeth started to hurt. Is this because I have cavity or do you know what this can mean

There : There could be multiple reasons your teeth start to hurt. One of them could be a cavity that is getting close to the nerve of the tooth (or has already reached it). Another reason is your occlusion, or the way that you bite together, could be off and needs to be adjusted. If you have an older, large filling on the tooth then there's a chance that the tooth is cracked and needs a crown (cap). If you have gum recession and your roots are exposed then those teeth could be more sensitive to sensations like cold. These are some of the most common reasons people have pain, but there are others as well and almost all of them require professional attention. The best way to find out what's really going on is to visit your dentist and have them perform an exam since without actually being able to see your teeth and their x-rays, it's impossible to tell what's wrong. ...Read more

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Why is it when i go from eating candy n icecream every night, junk food daily to eating healthy and exercising daily. There is very minimal weight loss ? I'm 46 i work out and do 20 min a day uphill on treadmill. I cut out my junk food. And in 2 weeks 0

Why is it when i go from eating candy n icecream every night,  junk food daily to eating healthy and exercising daily. There is very minimal weight loss ? I'm 46 i work out and do 20 min a day uphill on treadmill. I cut out my junk food.  And in 2 weeks 0

Still too many carbs: The secret to maintaining a healthy weight is in limiting carbohydrate intake. Exercise and well balanced nutrition are very important, but as long as you are consuming too many carbs your body will still hold onto fat. Once you shift your metabolism by eating low carb (paleo diet) you'll start to slowly get back to a healthy weight. Don't expect to drop more than a pound of fat per week. ...Read more

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