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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Sugar In Diet

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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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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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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What are the benefits of taking up a low sugar diet?

What are the benefits of taking up a low sugar diet?

Many!: Losing weight. Improving lipids. Not becoming diabetic. Discipline! decreasing fermentation in the gut. Many others! decrease starch too: it is immediately converted to sugar! ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with aspartame in diet soda and diet foods?

What side effects are commonly associated with aspartame in diet soda and diet foods?

Controversy: Aspartame is a non nutriative artificial sweetner that many people believe causes neurological and GI problems it can cause bloating, upset stomach, headaches, mood alterations fatigue, memory loss and more. The soft drink industry says that it is safe. As a dentist, i know that diet sodas are as bad for your teeth as regular sodas so switch to water. ...Read more

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What are the effects of intaking large amounts of refined sugar?

What are the effects of intaking large amounts of refined sugar?

Familiar: You'll get fat and it is rough on the teeth. Everybody knows this so don't criticize people who do it. As for yourself, reach for a nice apple or orange instead. ...Read more

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Can drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Can drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Somewhere between: not much and not a bit. First, in fluid accumulation, taking both water and salt makes it much worse. High salt diets do NOT generally get people's sodium level abnormal simply because it triggers thirst and people drink and it triggers water retnetion and people swell. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a diet mainly of vegetables and fruits?

What are the effects of a diet mainly of vegetables and fruits?

Vegan diet: President clinton became a vegan (no animal products, eggs, or dairy) and apparently reversed his heart problems. He lost 30 pounds and has more energy than a 30-year-old. But he takes supplements to prevent certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. You can do very well on fruits, vegetables, and super grains like quinoa if you get some professional advice about nutrition. ...Read more

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What're the effects of the low-carb hyper-caloric diet on the body?

Controversial: My conclusion is that such a diet is likely to be less fattening, but more likely to result in more heart disease and hardening of arteries. The healthiest diet is one that limits whites like sugar, flour, rice, and pasta, includes unlimited vegetables, a lot of fruits and beans, some nuts and whole grains, 3 xs a week wild salmon, and uses almond milk; limits dairy, meats, and lots of oils. ...Read more

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Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Fattening: Sugar is not too good. Fruit is OK. For more information please go online to "NuVal" and learn what foods are good, not so good, and bad for you. ...Read more

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Dieting and increase of sugar level?

Dieting and increase of sugar level?

Dieting needs to be: supervised by your doctor. If you changed to eating more carbs on your diet, remember that carbs turn into sugar. Low carb w/a little higher protein works for many but your doc or a nutritionist can guide you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.

Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.

Blood sugar: Forget the calcium. If you have high blood sugar levels you need to stop drinking the chocolate milk. If you don't have diabetes relax and enjoy. Please go online and look up the many articles about food stuffs. My preferred item on the web is "NuVal" - you will learn a lot. ...Read more

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64 with fasting blood sugars of 90-100 despite diet and exercise. How much additional risk of small vessel changes compared to BS of 70-80? Thanks.

64 with fasting blood sugars of 90-100 despite diet and exercise. How much additional risk of small vessel changes compared to BS of 70-80? Thanks.

Aim for HgbA1C : 64 year old male has fasting blood sugar 90-100 (which is normal) asks how much risk of small vessel changes compared to BS 70-80. High BS affects both large & small blood vessels; Large BV with Hardening leading to Heart disease and Stroke; and Small BV with Thickening/narrowing & clogging; decreasing blood flow to arteries in eyes/ kidneys/ Legs& more. Keeping HgbA1c ...Read more

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How many spoonfuls of sugar in 136.4 grams of sugar?

How many spoonfuls of sugar in 136.4 grams of sugar?

Math: You may be surprised but physician's do not do their patient's homework for them. ...Read more

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What are the effects of sugar consumption on caries?

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What are the effects of sugar consumption on caries?

Dynamic Relation: Sugar affects the integrity of the tooth structure, quality of saliva and lower lower plaque PH. Left untreated, caries leads to pain, tooth loss and possible health complications. ...Read more

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Which are the benefits of using kefir in my diet?

Which are the benefits of using kefir in my diet?

Probiotic, vits,min: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to but different from yogurt. Both will have probiotic (gut friendly)bacteria, are low lactose dairy (bacteria digest some of the lactose), good source of protein, calcium, magnesium , b6, b12, phosphorus; tasty and nutritious. Drink up! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the Low Carb Diet?

What are the benefits of the Low Carb Diet?

LCHF foods have best: track record for long term human health. LFHC, started by Ancel Keys based on cherry-picked observational data & made official *.gov policy by George McGovern, et. al., drives Artery Disease, Diabetes, Cancer & Obesity, etc.; verified by public response, clinical research & many clinical trials. LCHF foods improve lipoproteins, blood glucose, BP & other physiologic responses + most feel better. ...Read more

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Does the consumption of sugar and sweets reduce male potency sexually?

Does the consumption of sugar and sweets reduce male potency sexually?

Over the long run...: An otherwise healthy guy eating sugar and sweets today will not notice any sexual changes today, tomorrow, or next week. However, making sugars and sweets a habit can cause problems next month, next year, etc... Sugars lead to metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and other medical issues. That can create nerve problems and blood circulation problems over time. ...Read more

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Trying to cut down sugar/sweets in my diet. Are there any alternative sweeteners that are safe and don't cause unpleasant side effects?

Trying to cut down sugar/sweets in my diet. Are there any alternative sweeteners that are safe and don't cause unpleasant side effects?

Erythritol, stevia: I agree with Dr. Jayaraj that stevia is a healthy alternative sweetener but not everyone likes its flavor. Erythritol may be the safest natural sweetener available and tastes more like sugar. See http://authoritynutrition.com/erythritol/ Xylitol is another good choice, though large amounts may cause loose stools. ...Read more

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How to eliminate sugar from their diet?

How to eliminate sugar from their diet?

Slowly: Start by eliminating processed foods that contain the OSE ending- such as sucrose, high FRUCTOSE corn syrup. Read labels and try not to buy these products. Soon your taste buds will come to appreciate the natural sugars in fruits and other foods you eat instead of the processed high sugars that are not good for you Good luck ...Read more

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What foods are suggested for a low sugar diet?

What foods are suggested for a low sugar diet?

Vegetables...: Healthy vegetables are a good place to start. Even some vegetables like carrots are best in moderation. Fruits, while natural can be high in sugar. ...Read more

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What would be a way to get sugar out of my diet?

What would be a way to get sugar out of my diet?

Read labels: Read labels, and avoid processed sugars because simple sugars as opposed to complex carbohydrates are the ones that have many of the empty calories. For example- high fructose corn syrup, sucrose- table sugar. The sugars that come in natural fruits are ok, if you want less of those sugars, eat the fruits ( bananas) before they get too ripe. ...Read more

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Are fake sugar products bad in diet soft drinks?

Are fake sugar products bad in diet soft drinks?

Good question: The research (vs. The hype and the internet rumors) are a muddled mess right now. So far as i can tell: there is no current good evidence sweeteners cause cancer, but there are a handful of people who do not tolerate these fake sugars. There is some concern the 'sweet' taste nevertheless triggers things to make them no less bad for health in general. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking up a low sugar diet?

Many!: Losing weight. Improving lipids. Not becoming diabetic. Discipline! decreasing fermentation in the gut. Many others! decrease starch too: it is immediately converted to sugar! ...Read more

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Can you please help me out with a diet that will help keep sugar under control?

Can you please help me out with a diet that will help keep sugar under control?

OK: protein and fats dont affect blood sugar, so have protein and healthy fats, like cheese, an egg, tuna, avocado, olive oil. Veggies are high in fiber and low in sugar and they will help with blood sugar control as well. Eats at least 4 servings of vegetables a day. Beans and Whole grains in portion control, Seeds and nuts are a good source of high in protein, fat, no sugar ...Read more

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Why does dr. Oz like greek yogurt when it has 13+ grams of sugar in it? And he feels so strong about sugar in the diet

Why does dr. Oz like greek yogurt when it has 13+ grams of sugar in it? And he feels so strong about sugar in the diet

That : That is a great question. I can’t answer for dr. Oz but i can provide some basic information about greek yogurt. First, because greek yogurts are not heat treated and undergo little processing, they are a great source of probiotics. Probiotics are beneficial to the intestinal tract. Because of the live cultures in greek yogurt, it is reported to help with the absorption of calcium. Greek yogurt contains more protein and less sugar than typical american yogurts. Additionally, many people like the thick consistency of greek yogurt. Even with greek yogurts you need to check labels. Those that are flavored usually contain more sugar and more calories. The percentage of protein and carbohydrate differs depending on the brand. Greek yogurt is a great way to help meet your daily recommended dairy intake. It is also an awesome way to satisfy your sweet tooth while still eating healthy. Enjoy ! ...Read more

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Have best exercise diet & weight. But for last 1 year after every 5 months, my lentus units increases due to bad sugar level.Plz help, m very worried.

Have best exercise diet & weight. But for last 1 year after every 5 months, my lentus units increases due to bad sugar level.Plz help, m very worried.

C peptide....: Get your Cpeptide checked. You have Type II DM.....you have insulin resistance issue. To start with you have excess insulin in your body. You don't need external insulin at your age....... ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to remove sugar from diet?

Is it dangerous to remove sugar from diet?

No: we can all do with less simple sugar in our diet. There might be less diabetes with less consumption of highly processed sugar. Complex carbohydrates does get broken down to sugars that we need for energy and they are the best source of sugar that we need. It comes from fresh fruits, legumes, beans, and whole grains. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of going on a sugar free diet?

Immense: By sugar free, i mean no sugar including artificial sweeteners. Fruits are okay in moderation. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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What behavioral problems are linked to a diet high in sugar?

Increased activity/i: Many people feel that sugar triggers hyperactivity and sometimes emotional lability and/or irritability. Sometimes aggression , oppositional or off focus activity seems to escalate as well. ...Read more

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L am a patient of sugar and hipertention. What will be my diet.

L am a patient of sugar and hipertention. What will be my diet.

Healthy diet: Eat small frequent meals with low salt, lean protein , vegetables, nuts and fruits. Minimize large meals, fried food or sugary drinks and food . Excercise. ...Read more

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If your on a diet, how many grams of sugar should your intakebe?

Very little: If you're dieting, it's best to avoid pure, and processed sugar. If you're asking about the total amount of carbohydrates (starch, sugar, fruits, and vegetables), it's best to keep it below 60 grams at the age of 75 and get those carbohydrates from complex, whole grains or low sugar fruits & vegetables and avoid processed sugar (candy, cookies, soda white bread, bagels, etc.) as much as possible. ...Read more

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Best things to cut out of your diet to lose weight besides sugar?

Best things to cut out of your diet to lose weight besides sugar?

Wheat,artificial sw.: The best way to lose weight is to minimize simple carbs from grains ; sugar. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. It's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19xax7e i would also avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame- they cause weight gain! ...Read more