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Does Sugar Substitute Causes Constipation
YES: Milk has a natural sugar lactose and it will causes cavities if the teeth are not cleaned. We most commonly see this in infants whose parents put them to bed with a bottle of milk (nursing bottle caries). Milk is great however you still need to brush, floss and please do not put your children to bed with a bottle of milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You may consult this site for home care of acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Soda: Soda thatcis not diet soda is a simple, fast absorbed carb. It will not "cause" diabetes but could unmask an undiscovered insulin resistance or insulin deficiency. And yes, weght gain and adipose gain from excess soda can indeed lead to an insulin resistant state, which is type 2 diabetes if severe enough. ...Read more
Does grape cause blood sugar spike? Why some say it helps to regulate blood sugar and is good for diabetes?
Yes: Grapes can spike blood sugar especially if not followed by sufficient exercise. Red grape pomace, however, which is the left over grapes seeds and skins from wine making, given before a starchy meal inhibits the rise in blood sugar by inhibiting the enzyme Alpha glucosidase. It also is high in healthful anti-oxidants. ...Read more
Apart from laxative effect,is sugar alcohol (erithritol) better substitute to sugar & artificial sweetener?OR is there any other disadvantage to them?
Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, can produce significant changes in body fat. ...Read more
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