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Doctor insights on: Daily Sugar Intake Based On A 1200 Calorie Diet

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What are the proven advantages of lowering your sugar intake in your daily diet?

What are the proven advantages of lowering your sugar intake in your daily diet?

Healthier: Excess sugar consumption can do major damage to your body functions and make you unhealthy. Some sugars are worse than others - the worse seems to be the sugar produced from corn (contents of most soft drinks). Artificial sugar is said to be worse than natural sugar. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Recommended daily calorie, fat, carb, protien, sugar, sodium intake?

Recommended daily calorie, fat, carb, protien, sugar, sodium intake?

Here: A little article about sodium:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease. Html. ...Read more

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How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male, healthy diet, added sugar -35gms

How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male, healthy diet, added sugar -35gms

Glycemic Index: Chart would be helpful. You can search the net for one. The fructose and thus insulin evoking aspect to fruits vary from fruit to fruit with berries being the lowest on the list and fruit juices and watermelon being much higher. Peace and good health. Same process for vegetables. ...Read more

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Can diet changes, not drastic but higher than usual sugar intake, cause a late menstrual cycle?

Unlikely: Dietary changes can cause a late menstrual cycle, but these are usually extreme changes in the diet with very low calorie intake. Some variation in menstrual cycle is normal with a normal menstrual cycle being anywhere from 21-35 days. ...Read more

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Can sugar intake from daily coffee create a risk for diabetes?

Coffee: Coffee has been recently been shown to reduce your chances of diabetes. However, certain types of sugar (high fructose corn syrup) have been implicated to cause dm2. The theory is that it absorbs so quickly, that it causes a high blood sugar spike. The compensatory Insulin spike, over time, causes a down regulation of receptors, leading to dm 2. So pay attention to the type of sugar you consume. ...Read more

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Is fructose included in daily sugar intake? If so why it's recommended to eat 2-3 portions of fruit a day if they have more sugar than we should eat?

Is fructose included in daily sugar intake? If so why it's recommended to eat 2-3 portions of fruit a day if they have more sugar than we should eat?

Different sugars: There are many different types of sugars. Fructose, is usually found in fruit. Table sugar is called Sucrose. The dietary recommendations differentiate added sugar (usually sucrose) from the sugar naturally found in foods, like fruit and even milk (lactose). Different sugars are processed in the body differently and are considered to pose different risks to your health. ...Read more

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If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily. Sugar from yogurt.

If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily. Sugar from yogurt.

It depends: Even natural sugars have calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. However, our bodies process natural sugars better than refined ones. You are better off getting your sugars from natural products like fruits and honey because of the other nutrients they contain. As long as you are not diabetic your body should handle the sugars without difficulty. ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily limit of sugar intake in grams?

What is the recommended daily limit of sugar intake in grams?

None: Sugar is a metabolic poison. It is a root cause of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, inflammatory diseases. Sugar is highly addictive. The less sugar you consume, the healthier you will be. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and would like to monitor my sugar intake. What should be my daily grams of sugar per 135lbs body weight?

I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and would like to monitor my sugar intake. What should be my daily grams of sugar per 135lbs body weight?

Count carbs: Eat like a diabetic and you'll keep from being one. Ask your doctor to send you to diabetes education class. It is usually covered for those with pre-diabetes also. "sugar" is just a simple carb, and those are bad. Complex carbs are good. A diabetes education class will help you learn to eat more healthfully, schedule food regularly, and get daily exercise. ...Read more

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I eat 1200 calories a day watch my sugar and carbs intake. I also exercise 5 days a week including hot yoga. Still having trouble losing weight.

I eat 1200 calories a day watch my sugar and carbs intake. I also exercise 5 days a week including hot yoga. Still having trouble losing weight.

Check thyroid: There are lots of reasons for difficulty losing weight. Consider getting some testing, including a thyroid panel to see if there is an obvious cause. ...Read more

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How much sugar intake a day for a pre-diabetic?

How much sugar intake a day for a pre-diabetic?

Carbohydrates: Focus on carbohydrates as a whole not just sugar. A diet less than 180 grams a day of carbohydrate can be helpful. Also keep in mind that weight loss through a diet low in calories will also be helpful. ...Read more

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How high of a sugar intake would lead to weight gain?

See details: If you take in more calories than you burn, you gain weight. There is no set amount. ...Read more

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Can sugar-intake really cause hyperactivity in children?

Can sugar-intake really cause hyperactivity in children?

In some, yes it does: Yes, high sugar intake can genuinely affect some kids this way. If your child is having this kind of trouble, it's worth it to see if staying away from sugar as much as possible, might help. You can also take him or her for an evaluation by a pediatrician -- especially a behavioral pediatrician, or child psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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If I reduce my sugar intake would it speed up my metabolism?

NOT REALLY: But if you are taking on a lot of carbs, decreasing intake and losing weight will mean less weight to move around. Ask dr to check thyroid if you're sluggish, cold averse, etc. ...Read more

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Is it better to be counting carbs or sugar intake to stay healthy?

Counting carbs: Recommend you get the DASH Diet for Hypertension
DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076
This is the best researched diet we have and your and my tax dollars paid for this research.
Use it to get the healthiest eating plan. ...Read more

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Can sugar intake cause seizures?

If you have diabetes: Low sugar intake may contribute to hypoglycemia, and resultant seizures, and diabetic ketoacidosis may also result in seizure activity. Big issue is combination of both diabetes and epilepsy, which will create more challenge in controlling the epilepsy. In a normal individual, a Snickers Bar will not cause a seizure. ...Read more

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How is sugar intake related to blood pressure?

It's really not: Unless sugar intake causes weight gain which can then lead to increased bp. ...Read more

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Can you have vertigo symptoms and left side numbness from sugar intake?

Yes: With hyperosmolar states, TIA, and with stroke. Occasionally migraine with aura and focal seizures will do this. ...Read more

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Is there a connection beteeen sugar intake and gerd? Does acidity cures by avoiding sugar?

Is there a connection beteeen sugar intake and gerd? Does acidity cures by avoiding sugar?

Not direct.: I am unaware of a direct connection between sugar intake and gerd. For example high-fat meals increase gastric emptying time and this causes gerd. Think of pizza late-night. Increase sugar does cause obesity and this is a risk factor for gerd.. ...Read more

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I'm attempting to cut back sugar intake but its making me lack in energy what's the best way to deal with it?

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I'm attempting to cut back sugar intake but its making me lack in energy what's the best way to deal with it?

Healthy food!: Cutting back on sugar is a great idea. But you don't need to cut back on calories. Instead, choose healthy foods like lean proteins, plenty of colorful fruits & veggies, plus lots of fiber. Grains are ok if you don't have a gluten sensitivity. Dairy is good if you're not lactose sensitive. Try to avoid processed foods high in salt & calories but low in nutrition. Have your doc refer to nutritionis. ...Read more

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Does sugar intake affect your muscle growth? If it helps, what is the recommended amount to ingest throughout the day?

Does sugar intake affect your muscle growth? If it helps, what is the recommended amount to ingest throughout the day?

No,: Sugar will not help your muscle to grow. The only reliable and healthy ways to do that is to go to the gym and have a trainer show you what to do, do not fall for those over the counter drinks or powder they can be detrimental to your health and also do not fall for hormonal testosterone/steroids supplementation. Do it natural way exercise! ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


Ingestion (Definition)

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