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Can stevia cause cavities? (sweet leaf the only sugar substitute from a plant not made of chemicals)

Can stevia cause cavities? (sweet leaf the only sugar substitute from a plant not made of chemicals)

No: Although stevia is actually sweeter than sugar, there is no evidence that it causes cavities. Enjoy a a stevia sweet treat without dental cavities being a worry! ...Read more

Sugar Substitute (Definition)

Sugar subsitites are chemicals that taste like sugar but have no calories and do not change blood sugar when consumed, they include: saccharine, aspartame (equal) sucralose (splenda), and stevia only the ...Read more


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What is the best and safest sugar substitute?

What is the best and safest sugar substitute?

Not enough research: Just yesterday, american heart association & american diabetes association published a joint scientific statement on use of non-nutritive sweeteners, including stevia, aspartame, sucralose, etc. Bottomline, not enough human studies to determine good from bad. Check it out at http://circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/early/2012/07/09/cir.0b013e31825c42ee. Full. Pdf. ...Read more

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Is stevia a recommended sugar substitute?

Is stevia a recommended sugar substitute?

Yes: Is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. It may be used as a recommended sugar substitute ...Read more

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Is fructose considered as sugar substitute?

Is fructose considered as sugar substitute?

Unfortunately yes: B"sd
no it is a sugar, just like sucrose or table sugar. In fact some evidence suggest that it might lead to fatty liver and metabolic abnormalities - especially in the usual dietary form as high fructose corn syrup - which is used in many products as a cheap substitute for regular sugar - which in excess is not good for you either ...Read more

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Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

No better/no worse: They're all about the same. Use whatever you think tastes better. Some can't be used in baking. ...Read more

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What are the side effects in using dextrose sugar substitute?

What are the side effects in using dextrose sugar substitute?

Depends: There are three main sugar substitutes-equal, slenda & nutrisweet. They have been tested extensively and are believed to be safe, although some people can have some sensitivities to one or another. Then there is stevia, which is plant based. Btw-just because something is natural doesn't necessarily make it safe. The saying-everything in moderation, is the best way to go. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Splenda-sugar substitute: is it dangerous for our health in the long run?

Splenda-sugar substitute: is it dangerous for our health in the long run?

Splenda: That's a good question. Several animal studies have shown that splenda (sucralose) can have multiple adverse effects on the body. It is difficult to translate that information to humans, and you probably consume far less than was given to the animals, but I think it is safe to say that the best advice is to use it in moderation. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about health effects of side effects of using xylitol as sugar substitute?

Can you please tell me about health effects of side effects of using xylitol as sugar substitute?

Not so much: The first big randomized controlled study to determine the benefits of xylitol in reducing caries in a susceptible population found no statistically significant benefit. I think that the important lesson here is that while xylitol is not a magic bullet, there is much wisdom in limiting the amount of sugar consumed and xylitol may help. ...Read more

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Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Yes: Just remember if you are diabetic, this may raise your blood glucose since it is a fruit. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sugar substitute?

What is the definition or description of: sugar substitute?

Artificial sweetner: Sugar subsitites are chemicals that taste like sugar but have no calories and do not change blood sugar when consumed,
they include: saccharine, aspartame (equal) sucralose (splenda), and stevia
only the stevia is "natural", . ...Read more

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What sugar substitute does gum usually use?

What sugar substitute does gum usually use?

Xylitol for anti-cav: Saccharin, sorbitol, xylitol, and a few others. The best one is xylitol because it has anti-cavity properties. It inhibits the growth of cavity causing bacteria and also makes the saliva less acidic, chewing gum also increases salivary flow. Saliva cleanses the teeth and buffers plaque acids. So only chew gum that contains xylitol. ...Read more

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I am wondering if I can use Truvia a sugar substitute?

I am wondering if I can use Truvia a sugar substitute?

You can, however...: Most sugar substitutes like NutraSweet and Splenda are toxic and should be avoided. Truvia is relatively safe, though its marketing claim of being "all natural" is dubious. See https://authoritynutrition. Com/truvia-good-or-bad/
Its main ingredient is erythritol from GMO corn. I prefer to use pure erythritol in bulk from non-GMO sources (cheaper too). See
https://authoritynutrition. Com/erythritol/ ...Read more

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Which artificial sweetener or sugar substitute is not connected to cancer?

Which artificial sweetener or sugar substitute is not connected to cancer?

None of them are!: Study the evidence. The trials in the 1970s triggering cancer in rats with cyclamate + saccharin used gigantic doses & have no clear relevance to either usual dosages or humans. Study: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/artificial-sweeteners. However, there is evidence that real sugar is linked to a higher incidence of cancer, both directly and through promoting obesity. ...Read more

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Can you still get cavities from calorie-free sugar substitute?

Can you still get cavities from calorie-free sugar substitute?

Yes and No: No because there is no sugar to feed the bacteria however if the drink is carbonated that is carbonic acid which etches the enamel weakening it. If you eat something with the drink then the bacteria can utilize that food to create the acid that starts the cavity. ...Read more

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Studies say artificial sweetner can lead to weight gain and/or increase blood sugar level (Src:'sugar substitute' in wiki).Does Stevia has same effect?

Studies say artificial sweetner can lead to weight gain and/or increase blood sugar level (Src:'sugar substitute' in wiki).Does Stevia has same effect?

Absolutely, however: Mechanism of weight gain/↑ed blood sugar clearly not the artificial sweeteners per-se. Far more likely the issue is supporting/promoting behaviors of seeking sweet tastes & eating more carbs while thinking this would be OK, compensated for by the artificial sweetener. Tiny imbalances, over time, will produce significant changes in body fat. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal, sugar, and milk cause constipation?

Can oatmeal, sugar, and milk cause constipation?

Constipation: Some foods pull water into the stool (like prunes) and some foods remove water (like cereals and rice). To prevent constipation -- if you are otherwise well -- make sure you are taking in enough fluids and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fluids in foods, tea, coffee, and water all count, but to be healthy, limit your intake of sugary drinks and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can sugar-free candy help with constipation?

Can sugar-free candy help with constipation?

Bad answer.: We know that eating too much sugar-free candy can lead to diarrhea because of the non-absorbable sugars a lot of them contain, but treating constipation with them is not the way to go. You need to start with water and fiber. ...Read more

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Can constipation or bloatedness interfere with blood sugars?

Can constipation or bloatedness interfere with blood sugars?

No: It is the other way round. Changes in blood sugar are a reflection of poor diet that results in many symptoms including constipation and bloating. ...Read more

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Taking dulpholac for constipation...is there any sugar free dulpholac with same effect?

Taking dulpholac for constipation...is there any sugar free dulpholac with same effect?

No: Because the active ingredient in dupholac, Lactulose, is itself a sugar. However, how it works is that it is not absorbed by the body but instead broken down to acids, which act to hold water in the stools to soften them and make them easier to pass, thereby alleviating constipation. ...Read more

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Why do I get violently sick after consuming processed sugars? Nausia, constipation, the works

Not sure.: Doesn't make any chemical sense. One might postulate an allergy to a component of the raw sugar, but constipation is not consistent with that. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that artificial sweeteners will ruin a low sugar diet?

Yes: The addictive mechanism is a sweet signal that goes from the tongue to the brain, giving a jolt of pleasure. Also, sweeteners cause a brain mechanism called excitotoxicity that is unfavorable to good brain function. A low sugar diet should be replaced by a no sugar diet. ...Read more

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Do you know if natural sugars are any healthier than artificial sweeteners?

Yes they are: Hi. Sugar is healthy as long as it's not overdone. Sugar has calories and can be converted to fat for storage. Artificial sweeteners have no calories, but provide nothing healthy to the body. I don't keep any artificial sweeteners in my house, but I also use little real sugar. Live healthy! ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners addictive the way natural sugar is for the human body?

Information: Sugar is not truly addictive. Our bodies need sugar to survive. I am not aware of any addictive symdromes related to artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?

Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?

Artificial sweetener: If you do not have diabetes you need not worry about sugar, provided you don't take too much, or don't exercise enough.
That said, Splenda would not hurt you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for artificial sweeteners to increase blood sugar level?

Is it possible for artificial sweeteners to increase blood sugar level?

No: Today the most common artificial sweeteners include saccharin, aspartame, sucralose and ace-k and they are 100% synthetically produced.
The reason why these artificial sweeteners do not raise blood sugar levels is because they do not contain carbohydrates and depending on the type of the synthetic sweetener they are not absorbed and leave your system unaltered. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners bad for diabetics and/or do they even adversely affect blood sugar?

Chemical sweeneners: Can be toxic to the brain. You are better off using a natural root product called "Stevia." It is very sweet so you need very little and the manufacturers say it does not raise blood sugar. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners are good for health? I am afraid of diabetics so regularly I am using them. Wipro and sugar free gold are good brands?

Are artificial sweeteners are good for health? I am afraid of diabetics so regularly I am using them. Wipro and sugar free gold are good brands?

Stevia: It's best to stay away from chemical sweeteners. Give stevia a try. It's a root made into a powder and is very sweet so you only need a little. Once you stop using chemical sweeteners (which are toxic to the brain) your body will work to eliminate them. Hydration and exercise will help. ...Read more

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Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

No: Most artificial or "sugar free" sweeteners are not metabolized by the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Not all natural "sugars" are bad either. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown in some studies to lower decay risk. ...Read more

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3, 8oz glasses of prune juice with Miralax TO relieve constipation. Is this dangerous? It's a lot of sugar and carbs

3, 8oz glasses of prune juice with Miralax TO relieve constipation. Is this dangerous? It's a lot of sugar and carbs

Not dangerous: But too much, you may have bloating and cramps. If chronically constipated or suffer IBS, kindly ask for referral to a gastroenterologist for in depth management if current treatment isn't controlling your symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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What can I give a 1 month old premie, 6 lbs 5 oz, for constipation? Sugar in pedi-lyte and kerros syrup in breast milk not working.

What can I give a 1 month old premie, 6 lbs 5 oz, for constipation? Sugar in pedi-lyte and kerros syrup in breast milk not working.

Define and use natrl: If your baby is having firm stools that are hard to pass, I accept the label. If breast fed, stooling less often and skipping days I would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week.Formula fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily. Water may also help ...Read more

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Can bein bloated or constipated interfere with blood sugars?

Can bein bloated or constipated interfere with blood sugars?

Possible.: This may or may not interfere. The proof is in watching your blood sugars and seeing how they respond. You tell me. ...Read more

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I'm on grain dairy/legume nut sugar candida free diet (nutritionist suggested it and still terribly constipated. What am I doing wrong? Help me please

Fluid/veggies: Eat more vegetables and drink more fluids. You need about 7-9 servings of veggies a day to get the fiber to help with constipation. You also need about 45-60 ounces of fluid (preferably water) a day to help the fiber work so you're not constipated. ...Read more

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My stool is yellow why is that and constipated I have a really bad diet and can it be from sugar and not eating veggies?

My stool is yellow why is that and constipated I have a really bad diet and can it be from sugar and not eating veggies?

Vegetables: Eating more fruits and vegetables can help with your constipation cause they contain fiber. Having processed sugar and flour in your diet and other processed foods have little to no fiber and contribute to constipation. Try to eat half your plate as vegetables. Beans are also a good source of fiber and try to have about a gallon of water a day- to make sure the fiber and fluids make a soft stool. ...Read more

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Artificial Sweeteners (Definition)

Artificial sweeteners are a sugar substitute that is suitable for diabetics. Some sweeteners contain aspartame, which some ...Read more


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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more