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Whats the difference between sugar in fruit and cane sugar?

Whats the difference between sugar in fruit and cane sugar?

Complicated: Cane sugar is sucrose, many fruits have fructose, sugar chemistry is complicated as there are so many kinds of sugars. They all have calories, and some are double sugars...Two molecules of a sugar.This is the real reason doctors have to study chemistry....See wikipedia article on sugars. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat .5 teaspoon cane sugar in coffee every day if I have fatty liver? Other than that, clean diet. Other sugar from fruit only.

Is it okay to eat .5 teaspoon cane sugar in coffee every day if I have fatty liver? Other than that, clean diet. Other sugar from fruit only.

Cane sugar fat liver: 27F asks is it OK to eat .5 Tsp cane sugar in coffee every day if I have fatty liver? ANS: need to know cause of fatty liver or anything else very likely to be affected by this much cane sugar. ...Read more

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Is fruit sugar bad for you ?

Is fruit sugar bad for you ?

NO: The problem with fruit sugar (fructose) is that it is extracted and used for sweetening artificial foods. It is the fiber in fresh fruit that alters the way it is processed in the body and that is the way that god intended it to be eaten. Google my blog entitled "oxygen, the spark of life" and see the post entitled "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more

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Do fruits have sugar? If have, which fruit has it.

Yes most do: The amount of sugar is related to the weetness level. So less sweeter the fruit, lesser amount of sugar it would have. Mangoes and grapes lead the list of sweeter fruits. Less ripe fruits have lesser amounts of suger especially banannas have a lot more sugar in them if they are fully or over ripe.Apples have the least amount of sugar among the commonly avvailable fruits. ...Read more

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Can a child eat too much fruit and get too much sugar?

Can a child eat too much fruit and get too much sugar?

Yes: All things in moderation. Fruit is a vital part of our diet and should be consumed daily at the rate of several servings per day. It is possible to eat so much fruit that we are not hungry for other vital foods, such as vegetables, carbs, and protein. Also, excess sugars will be converted to fat. Finally, too much fruit/sugar can lead to diarrhea and affect absorption of other nutrients. ...Read more

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Is natrual sugars from fruit ok if i'm trying to avoid sugar?

Yes: Eating fresh brightly colored fruit is good for you, especially if it's organic (pesticide-free). Like anything, you can eat too much, but in moderation it is really good for you. Avoid dried fruit that added sugar! ...Read more

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I have a fruit/sugar intolerance, is agave okay for me to use?

Depends: Do you eat fruit and get belly ache and diarrhea? If so, that's intolerance, and fructose is likely what you're having a problem with. If you can't eat fructose, you'll have more of a problem with agave than most anything else. Agave, which i regard as generally bad for you, has a higher fructose content than high fructose corn syrup, and it predisposes you to fatty liver and other problems. ...Read more

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Fruit and veg under 5g of sugar and how many grams should i have per day?

Sugar intake: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are - Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons). Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat larabars with 24 g of sugar? The sugar is all natural, it comes from fruit. Is it too much?

Is it okay to eat larabars with 24 g of sugar? The sugar is all natural, it comes from fruit. Is it too much?

Sugar is sugar: Sugar is sugar. No sugars can be deemed 'better' than others. This is still quite a bit of sugar. Larabars also have quite a bit of fiber, which the slows the digestion of all that sugar, but you are still eating about as much sugar as a candy bar. ...Read more

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Is it true that unlike supermarket varieties (which have added sugar and/or fruit), Yoghurt should be eaten unsweetened otherwise it is of no effect?

Is it true that unlike supermarket varieties (which have added sugar and/or fruit), Yoghurt should be eaten unsweetened otherwise it is of no effect?

Better eating: the unsweetened Yogurt. Some available in the supermarket are unsweetened like greek yogurt. It will still have some effect ...Read more

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Be real about sugar. Whether it is many grams as "natural" sugar from a single piece of fruit or processed/unprocessed sugar it is ALL sugar. Right?

Be real about sugar. Whether it is many grams  as "natural" sugar from a single piece of fruit or processed/unprocessed sugar it is ALL sugar. Right?

Yes, sugar is sugar!: Processed sugar is the worst, unprocessed sugar is less bad and natural sugar is the least bad. However, too much of a good thing can be very bad so if you take in enough natural sugar without aerobic exercise or weight loss, you can develop diabetes. Taking in alot of unprocessed or processed sugar is just a quicker way to getting diabetes. So: balanced diet, aerobic exercise and weight loss. ...Read more

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Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Fattening: Sugar is not too good. Fruit is OK. For more information please go online to "NuVal" and learn what foods are good, not so good, and bad for you. ...Read more

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What are some fruit juices that have no sugars?

None!: All juice contains sugar. Please look at the label. Most of the components of juice is sugar. When the label says, "no added sugar" it is really a food industry trick since juice is sugar. Yours is a great question! ...Read more

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Can the sugar in fruit cause diabetes?

Can the sugar in fruit cause diabetes?

No: Sugar itself doesnt cause diabetes. Being overweight with subsequent insulin resistance can lead to diabetes.When insulin resistance occurs, processed sugars and processed foods can further contribute to the diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it true that fruit extract is sugar free?

Is it true that fruit extract is sugar free?

No: Fruit juice, fruit extract, cane sugar, beet sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup honey, agave nectar, barley syrup, etc, . Are all simple sugar sources. Whether they contain dextrose (glucose), fructose, sucrose (mixture of glucose and fructose), other, they all react pretty similarly. Whole fruit has fiber which modifies the response to the sugar. ...Read more

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Is sugar in fruit better than sugar in starch or as bad?

Is sugar in fruit better than sugar in starch or as bad?

The whole package: Look at the whole package. When you eat fruit, you get other great things (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants to name a few) which make your body strong. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between sugar in fruit and table sugar?

Whats the difference between sugar in fruit and table sugar?

Depends.: It has been argued that fructose which is found in many fruits is better than glucose. Maybe, but not much. Bananas have virtually no fructose but are loaded with starch and glucose. Grapes-straight glucose. What is good about fruits is there anti-oxidant property, fiber and vitamins. Now, if we did not intentionally grow fruits with lower sugar content, everyone would benefit. ...Read more

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Is the sugar in fruit fattening like added sugars or is it healthy?

Is the sugar in fruit fattening like added sugars or is it healthy?

Fattening.: More fructose will mean more fattening. Lemon and lime OK. Bananas, watermelon, raisens, dried figs all not ok. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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What is the difference is between natural sugar from fruit and refined sugar?

What is the difference is between natural sugar from fruit and refined sugar?

Fructose in fruit!: But also dextrose and glucose. All are bad, although fructose is not "quite" as bad. That is not an endorsement for "fruit" sugar. Nothing worse for a diabetic than orange juice (perhaps coke is worse)! ...Read more