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Cane Sugar Vs Fruit 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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