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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dietary Sugar (Overview)

Dietary sugar comes from sugarcane and sugar beets and should be taken in moderation.


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What foods are our main source of dietary sugar?

What foods are our main source of dietary sugar?

Sweets, soda, fruit: Sugars are added to lots of processed foods. Sodas are a major source. Fruit generally gets a pass (except in diabetics)because of the associated fiber content; fruit juice doesn't. Baked goods (desserts/snacks, goodies) are another obvious source. Simple sugars that we drink (or low fiber foods) tend to add weight more easilty, because we don't compensate as well by eating less at the next meal. ...Read more

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
148 doctors shared insights

Dietary Sugar (Overview)

Dietary sugar comes from sugarcane and sugar beets and should be taken in moderation.


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Why does dietary fat cause more serious concern than dietary sugar? Cant both make you sick or die?

Why does dietary fat cause more serious concern than dietary sugar? Cant both make you sick or die?

Calories & arteries: Fat has twice the calories compared to the same weight of sugars. Some fats (saturated) can lead to lipid (fat) deposits after a single meal! always best to focus on veggies and protein. ...Read more

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Preventing Diabetes (Tip)

Preventing Diabetes

Stevia is a safer sugar substitute. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What foods are the main source of dietary sugars?

What foods are the main source of dietary sugars?

Sweets, soda, fruit: Sugars are added to lots of processed foods. Sodas are a major source. Fruit generally gets a pass (except in diabetics)because of the associated fiber content; fruit juice doesn't. Baked goods (desserts/snacks, goodies) are another obvious source. Simple sugars that we drink (or low fiber foods) tend to add weight more easilty, because we don't compensate as well by eating less at the next meal. ...Read more

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How important is eliminating sugar when trying to reduce LDL through dietary changes?

How important is eliminating sugar when trying to reduce LDL  through dietary changes?

Big, esp for HDL: Ldl is a lipoprotein, protein particles which transport all fats in the water outside cells & are the primary driver of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, after decades of asymptomatic artery enlargement leads to plaque ruptures & clots. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in ┬Ámol/l, best largehdl>10 see NMR particle test. ?sugar > ?visceral fat > ?tg & low large hdl. See nusi.Org. ...Read more

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Preventing Diabetes (Tip)

Preventing Diabetes

Get creative with stevia - it is much sweeter than sugar, so start with a tiny amount. ...See more

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What are dietary alternatives when trying to avoid refined sugars?

Stevia!: Stevia is a powerful sweetener made from the chrysanthemum. It has 0 calories, very little flavor other than sweetness, and is generally recognized as safe. My wife uses it in all sorts of baked goods, we sweeten drinks with it! and we find that it's delicious on plain yogurt. Fruit is a great alternative dessert to anything containing refined sugar too. ...Read more

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Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?

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

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Preventing Diabetes (Tip)

Preventing Diabetes

Cook with splenda rather than sugar. ...See more