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Cherries Bad For Diabetes
Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?
Carbohydrates: Eaten alone, chapathi and rice may cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly. Insulin doses and pancreatic response may not be able to keep up. If you want to eat those foods, adding protein, non-starchy (fibrous) vegetables, and healthy fat will help your system deal with the carbohydrate more gradually. Chapathi is a little more nutrient-dense than rice, though. http://tinyurl.com/mxm8qh3. ...Read more
Diabetes And Coffee: Coffee is good for prevention of diabetes.In a study it was found if you drink more than6/7cups regular or decaf coffee daily you have 35% less chance of developig diabetes as compared to those who drink less than2cups a day. Those who drink4to6cups of coffee a day reduce their risk by28%.It may be due to antioxidant effect and mineral like magnesium&chromium, which helps body use insulin. Not caff. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How bad is cream cheese for health. Are cheeses in general bad too for people with high cholesterol?
Fats solid @ rm temp: as a general rule are bad for you as they are saturated (with hydrogen bonds) and so solid, not liquid at room temp. Saturated fats raise LDL (the "bad cholesterol"), which when oxidized causes plaque accumulation. Cream cheese, butter, and cheeses in general are solids at room temp, high in saturated fat and hence atherosclerotic. ...Read more
Not related: Cucumber is a high fiber low calorie food and okay for all diets. Low blood sugar is contributed to by metabolic swings and high carbohydrate, high fat meals. Watch what else you are eating with the cucumber, the other ingredients may be more important in your diet. Be well. ...Read more
I'm pre-diabetic, hence told to avoid "bad" carbs, sugar or anything with high glycemic load. So are bananas a bad idea? What about orange juice?
No: There is no problem with these fruits. ...Read more
I ate 100 grams of sugar in one sitting. I eat healthy overall, and rarely will binge on sugar. Am I at risk for diabetes, other health problems?
We are all at risk: A single high dose of sugar won't cause diabetes. However, diabetes is increasingly common as high carb diets,obesity and lack of exercise cause diabetes. Binging on sugar temporarily impairs immune function so you could get an acute infection shortly after binging. It is wise for all of us to limit sugar consumption, but a rare binge should not cause lasting harm. See http://tinyurl.com/ber748c ...Read more
I have high cholesterol but don't eat meat or dairy and exercise daily, I have sugar everyday. Could this cause cholesterol problems and is honey ok..
Need for assessment: How high is the cholesterol? What risk factors do you have for heart disease? You should discuss having a complete lipid profile, in fasting state, with your doctor. Given other health issues you listed, it would be prudent to consult your doctor for a proper evaluation. Honey is sugar too. Visit this site for more info. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/educational/hearttruth/lower-risk/risk-factors.htm. ...Read more
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
Juice and CKD: Patients with CKD can have problems with potassium (K) accumulation leading to high blood K levels. Juices that have high K content are citrus juices, orange, grapefruit, lime and lemonade and tomato juice, which is not a citrus juice. Apple juice can be ingested by people with CKD, as it is not high in K. ...Read more
Water: Drink plenty of water. Sweet coffee and apple juice are loaded with simple glucose that can increase your baseline sugar levels and make your diabetes more resistant to insulin. Keep drinking water. If you need to flavor it, please use low or zero calorie sweeteners in small quantities. You need water to keep your kidneys functioning and as a diabetic, you get dehydrated quicker. ...Read more