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When is the best time to consume fruits so they don't turn to sugar? Eating fruits first thing inthe morning and in the evening is the worst time?

When is the best time to consume fruits so they don't turn to sugar? Eating fruits first thing inthe morning and in the evening is the worst time?

Doesn't make sense: Fruits contain natural sugar - fructose and glucose. They don't turn to sugar in your digestive tract. They already have it. You could eat it morning, afternoon, or at 1am, it doesn't matter. ...Read more

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After reducing sugar and increasing fiber in my diet, i now crave sugar in the evening. How to stop the cravings?

After reducing sugar and increasing fiber in my diet, i now crave sugar in the evening. How to stop the cravings?

See your R.D: "sugar" is a generic term...Everything has sugar in it..Your body runs on glucose which is a sugar. What you may be referring to is "refined" sugar such as sucrose. There are things you can do, and alternative foods you can eat that will satisfy this craving. I suggest that you consult your family doc and get a referral to a registe3d dietician for some dietary counseling, . ...Read more

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Why all the toothpastes are sweet does all contains sugar?

Why all the toothpastes are sweet  does all contains sugar?

No sugar: . In order for toothpaste to be effective, it must be used regularly. Research has indicated that a sweet taste encourages the regular use of toothpaste. Specific flavors have been found to appeal to certain groups of the population. A sweet combination of flavors seems to be the most appealing. Sugar, however, is not used as a sweetener in toothpaste. Most manufacturers use artificial sweetener. ...Read more

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How come girls crave sugar and or salt when they are on their periods?

How come girls crave sugar and or salt when they are on their periods?

Hormonal process: For some women this salt craving can worsen water retention. Salt and sugar craving can result water retention and weight gain. It is best to try to limit sugar and salt intake if one has severe premenstrual syndrome symptoms. ...Read more

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Are sugar-free cookies and other sweet snacks okay to eat during the induction phase of the Atkins diet?

Are sugar-free cookies and other sweet snacks okay to eat during the induction phase of the Atkins diet?

Possibly: Here is the rule you wanna abide by: eat no more than 20 grams a day of net carbs, 12 to 15 grams of them as foundation vegetables. This means you can eat approximately six loosely packed cups of salad and two cups of cooked vegetables per day. Remember, carb counts of various vegetables vary, so be sure to check them. So you can dedicate 5 extra grams of carbs to anything! ...Read more

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Does honey have the same effects on the body as sugar does? I know when you eat sugar, fructose to overloads the liver & results in fat storage.

Does honey have the same effects on the body as sugar does? I know when you eat sugar, fructose to overloads the liver & results in fat storage.

Enjoy a little honey: and fruit, but in moderation. They are a close second to table sugar and that's the one that really needs to be avoided. Also, studies show that diet soda can actually make us gain weight. Use Stevia as a sweetener and avoid chemical sweeteners. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If a diabetic were to eat lots of sugar how would they start to feel a couple hours after consuming all that sugar?

If a diabetic were to eat lots of sugar how would they start to feel a couple hours after consuming all that sugar?

Not good: The symptoms will depend on the blood sugar levels and how this affect the body of the patient. It can go from only hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and feeling thirsty with high urination; to a comatose states (diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome). ...Read more

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Are natural sugars (ie fructose) as bad for you as refined sugars: do they have the same effect?

Are natural sugars (ie fructose) as bad for you as refined sugars: do they have the same effect?

All Sugars Are Bad: There is no proof that sugars from fruits like fructose are much better than regular table sugar. Brown sugar, white sugar, "raw" sugar are all the same, avoid them. Whole fresh fruits--berries, apples, peaches pears, oranges have lots of fiber which causes slow absorption of the sugars and are great. ...Read more

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Hi, iam tiered all the time from waking up and the all day, all the year, under all conditions.Coffee, energy drinks effective for half an hour only.

Hi, iam tiered  all the time from waking up and the all day, all the year, under all conditions.Coffee, energy drinks effective for half an hour only.

See below: Too much caffeine. After you use this too often, you develop tolerance and will have excessive fatigue as is wears off. You need to have blood work and a physical to rule out other disease and then stop caffeine. Hopefully, it will take only a week or two to correct. ...Read more

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Why is it that the level of sugar in diabetes not decreased even never eat such sugar foods?

Why is it that the level of sugar in diabetes not decreased even never eat such sugar foods?

Complex: Your diet might be high in carbohydrates other than sugar (ie starches) or you may have Insulin dependent diabetes where the body makes sugar from protein when not enough is eaten. In this case the Insulin must be supplied or the patient will be very ill. ...Read more

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My mom.45yr female. Bp high all the time. Fainted once. Cervical pain. Temporary numbmess in some body parts. Which food should be avoided and taken?

My mom.45yr female. Bp high all the time. Fainted once. Cervical pain. Temporary numbmess in some body parts.  Which food should be avoided and taken?

Medical attention: With these symptoms, your mother needs medical attention. If not already being treated, her hypertension needs help because it may be related to the numbness in some body parts. As for her diet, this is best discussed with her doctor depending on what is found with her other examination, and possible medications. Good luck to you and your mother. ...Read more

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Does eating vitamins and calcium at the same time cancel the nutrients out?

Does eating vitamins and calcium at the same time cancel the nutrients out?

No: You're fine. Don't spend too much money on this stuff, and ask your personal physician if you have any questions rather than seeking advice on "pop" health sites. ...Read more

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I'm overweight and crave sugar all the time.I have been diagnosed with low blood sugar. I never have any energy. Should i be concerned about diabetes.

I'm overweight and crave sugar all the time.I have been diagnosed with low blood sugar. I never have any energy. Should i be concerned about diabetes.

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more