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Doctor insights on: Energy Drinks With No High Fructose Corn Syrup

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I am recovering from mononucleosis,I wanna know drinking one energy drink (some good without high fructose sirup) or caffeinated drink is bad for me.

I am recovering from mononucleosis,I wanna know drinking one energy drink (some good  without high fructose sirup) or caffeinated drink is bad for me.

Mononucleos recovery: This is a time to rest . Maintain good sleep and nutritional habits. Limit physical activity and especially caffeine. Use of these high caffeinated beverages on your body's physiology can be harmful. Use sleep and good nutrition to give yourself energy. Get proper sunshine exposure and maintain your hydration. Wish you well on your recovery. ...Read more

Fructose (Definition)

Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants (fruits, vegetables, sugar cane and honey). Fructose is absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Since 1970 high fructose corn syrup has been increasingly used in the food industry. Excess fructose consumption has been linked to Insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic ...Read more


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Is it advisable to completely avoid drinks with high fructose corn syrup?

Not necessarily: You are unlikely to be "allergic" to this sugar and although it has a high calorie to sweetness ratio it is just a simple food source. A diet composed of high quality carbohydrates fats and proteins is likely to support the healthiest lifestyle. However, an occasional intake of this sugar source is of no consequence to most. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take activist syrup and a rock star energy drink ?

Is it ok to take activist syrup and a rock star energy drink ?

Drinks: Neither syrup or drink are recommended the syrup may have been pulled from the market and heart attacks and death have been reported with the syrup ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix codeine cough syrup and monster energy drink?

Is it okay to mix codeine cough syrup and monster energy drink?

A/W Dr. Wartenberg: Codeine is a drug. Caffeine is basically a drug. Why would you ever want to mix these two substances???? The monster drink is full of sugar & caffeine. ...Read more

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Codeine cough syrup & monster energy drink, is it okay to mix the 2?

Codeine cough syrup & monster energy drink, is it okay to mix the 2?

No contraindication: But am concerned about the reasons for taking both. Energy drinks are essentially caffeine, with some of them containing herbal remedies like ginko and often containing vitamins (which are mostly useless, and are just urinated out if you take excess amounts). People who feel tired should treat the cause of being tired, and not use stimulants (whether caffeine or others) - a vicious cycle develops. ...Read more

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What effects will drinking high energy drinks have on kids?

What effects will drinking high energy drinks have on kids?

Many effects: Long term we don't know. But because of the high caffeine content of these drinks one can get sleep deprivation, nervousness, high blood pressure and rapid. Heart beat as well as cardiac arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Is there any way to eat no high fructose corn syrup in modern us?

Is there any way to eat no high fructose corn syrup in modern us?

YES!!: Just avoid prepared foods of any kind. Cook your own bread, meals, and desserts completely from scratch, and drink only water. It's not easy, but it is possible! hfcs does not occur in nature, so if you cook everything yourself, you can avoid it. On the other hand, hfcs isn't any worse than refined table sugar, and both should be strictly limited. Look at labels before you buy! ...Read more

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Is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Obesity, pain: Humans have a limit to how much fructose the bowel can absorb at any given time. If you max out this limit, the fructose stays in the bowel and causes pain, bloating, and diarrhea. This is not dangerous, however. Just uncomfortable. The real health problem with hfcs is that because of its sugar contents, it is a major contributor to obesity and its consequences such as type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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Is high fructose corn syrup bad for me?

Yes: With no redeeming qualities. Try your best to avoid it. ...Read more

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Why is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Why is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Calories: In and of itself its just a kind of sugar, but foods high in fructose tend to have a lot of calories, thus may promote obesity. There is very controversial theories that suggest fructose may affect hormones involved in appetite regulation ( like leptin) and promote obesity in that fashion as well, but direct and definite proof is not yet out there at this time. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of high fructose corn syrup?

Too little space : Myriads.....I think the question might be better asked is there anything positive about it? Apparently, obesity in america seems to have become an epidemic once they started adding high fructose corn syrup to all these food that originaly had sugar (cane.). ...Read more

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Should I buy coke with sugar or high fructose corn syrup?

Should I buy coke with sugar or high fructose corn syrup?

Not too much: Coke and other soft drinks tend to promote obesity. A ice cold coke every now and then is not a big problem, but regular soft drink consumption is not a conducive to good weight control. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is high fructose corn syrup and leptin?

See below: Leptin is a hormone made by fat cells. It regulates stored body fat. When body fat reaches a certain level, leptin acts on the brain's arcuate nucleus to increase energy expenditure and limit additional fat storage.
High fructose corn syrup is a compound of corn sugars altered to increase fructose content and sweetness. It is cheaper than cane sugar and is the major sweetener in processed foods. ...Read more

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Is it true that high fructose corn syrup linked to diabetes in the same way that regular sugar is?

Yes: High fructose corn syrup is sugar with the same effects and calories of sucrose (table sugar) it is included in many processed foods. ...Read more

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Does sliced bread with high fructose corn syrup, have a large, unhealthy amount, or a trivial amount?Bread has very little sugar, curious if bad for you.

Bread: Is unhealthy on many levels. High fructose corn syrup is, obviously, not great but the grains used to make bread cause a variety of other issues. Bread made from wheat has been shown to raise blood sugar and to cause inflammation. Wheat gets broken down into sugar (even if there is no sugar added). Wheat also contains gluten, which is addictive and inflammatory.
Books: grain brain / wheat belly. ...Read more

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How harmful is high fructose corn syrup for your health?

How harmful is high fructose corn syrup for your health?

Fructose?: Humans have a limit to how much fructose the bowel can absorb at any given time. If you max out this limit, the fructose stays in the bowel and causes pain, bloating, and diarrhea. This is not dangerous, however. Just uncomfortable. The real health problem with hfcs is that because of its sugar contents, it is a major contributor to obesity and its consequences such as type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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Does high fructose corn syrup contain mercury?

Does high fructose corn syrup contain mercury?

No abnormal amounts: High fructose corn syrup and regular corn syrup do not contain any unusual amounts of mercury to worry about. ...Read more

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Is high fructose corn syrup worse for kids than sugar?

Is high fructose corn syrup worse for kids than sugar?

No: There's been a lot of hype. The truth is, hfcs is 55% fructose and 45%glucose. Sucrose (table sugar) is about 50%fructose and 50%glucose. Glucose is used by our bodies as is. Fructose, on the other hand, requires processing by the liver to be used by the body. I recommend avoiding foods that contain a lot of either one. You get plenty of sugar in natural foods;you really don't need either one. ...Read more

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What's the health difference between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

What's the health difference between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

Jury's out: Cane sugar is sucrose, which is made of glucose and fructose. Corn syrup is mainly fructose. The big problem is probably not from the molecule itself but from how it's added to everything because it is cheap. Processed food has so much added sweetener to make up for lack of flavor that we're addicted to it. ...Read more

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What's the difference inside your body between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

Processed different: High fructose corn syrup is fructose, a 5-carbon sugar. Cane sugar is a combination of fructose and sucrose (a 6-carbon sugar). Fructose metabolism requires the body to deplete atp, an energy molecule and produces lactic acid. Fructose has numerous problems associated with it including causing/worsening diabetes and increasing uric acid that can worsen gout. ...Read more

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How much high fructose corn syrup is in sliced bread? Very small, and trivial, or as much more?

Sugar : Yes. In some breads. But there are thousands of brands sold in the U.S. It will vary from bread to bread and bakery to bakery. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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I would like to know definitively, whether or not, Maltodextrin from corn and High Fructose Corn Syrup are essentially the same ?

Not.: Both may be made from corn (MD is also made from wheat), but HFCS is first and foremost a sweetener whereas MD is often used for its texture or thickening rather than sweetening properties. HFCS is a physical mixture of fructose and glucose whereas MD is a polysaccharide of glucose - usually 3-17 units long. Both HFCS and MD contain a large number of calories. ...Read more

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Does high fructose corn syrup encourage the growth of cancer cells?

Does high fructose corn syrup encourage the growth of cancer cells?

No: While high fructose corn syrup may not be exactly healthy for us, it remains a source of energy (carbohydrate) for our cells, all of our cells. Remember that cancer cells originate from our previously healthy cells, and thus share the same enzymes to convert carbohydrates into energy. So, avoiding all sugars is not an effective way to fight just the cancer cells, in fact the brain prefers glucos. ...Read more

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Does high-fructose corn syrup cause weight gain? Is that why so many americans are fat now?

Of course, more..: High fructose corn syrup is added to many purchased drinks as a sweetening agent.Calories from sugar are still 4 cal/ gram.
Sugars from agave, honey, may be more healthynatural and handled a bit better re:insulin secretion americans are fat because geneticlally we have not changed for thousands of years.Our bodies store fat for a famine.We have too much food available. Our jobs etc.Are sedentary. ...Read more

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Does high fructose corn syrup cause cellular inflammation and if so what types of cells? Can you offset it by eating something anti-inflammatory?

Does high fructose corn syrup cause cellular inflammation and if so what types of cells?  Can you offset it by eating something anti-inflammatory?

Of course !: all cells are affected, no exception !! best to avoid them and to limit sugars all together (ok to use raw unfiltered honey and organic stevia). Omega 3 and vitamin D supplementation are my top anti inflammatory choices ! ...Read more

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What jam or jelly doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup?

Few: Tough to find...Have to search. Look in organic or health food section. ...Read more