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How is unrefined raw sugar vs splenda (sucralose) without maldrextin better for you?

How is unrefined raw sugar vs splenda (sucralose) without maldrextin better for you?

Neither: Neither is "better". Both are acceptable, especially in moderation. Sugar only has 4 calories/gram, so you really don't ingest that many calories from eating pure sugar -- rather from eating foods high in calories, particularly fats. Sugar calories, however, are "empty" calories because they contain no nutrition. ...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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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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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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For type 2 diabetes, are these good : erythritol based "zero wholesome sweetner" stevia sweetleaf also, which artificial sweetner do you recommend?

For type 2 diabetes, are these good : 
erythritol based "zero wholesome sweetner"
stevia sweetleaf 

also, which artificial sweetner do you recommend?

Type 2 diabetes: Your goal for type 2 diabetes is to get rid of it!. Yes, that is true! Please set up an appointment with a diabetes educator and work to get rid of your diabetes before too long. If you are overweight start working to get rid of it and also the diabetes. Please let me know how things are getting better. ...Read more

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Is artificial sweetener good for controlling high blood sugar?

Is artificial sweetener good for controlling high blood sugar?

Not really.: Artificial sweetener is only helpful in that it will not contribute to elevating the glucose level. It does nothing to help correct the high sugar levels in diabetes. Other dietary adjustments and medications are necessary to keep the glucose level under control in diabetes. ...Read more

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Splenda vs. stevia white extract powder which one is the better choice, healthwise?

Splenda vs. stevia white extract powder which one is the better choice, healthwise?

Stevia: Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia plant. It has been used for over 1500 years by the Guarani people of South America. It is 150 times sweeter than glucose. Many brands of stevia contain undesirable chemicals. "Sweet Leaf" (Amazon) is pure stevia. Stevia contains no calories. Splenda is not a natural compound. There has been some concern it may cause adverse health effects. ...Read more

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Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Sweeteners: Don't have calories, i agree. The trouble is that our taste mechanism is made up of 6 stimulants--- sweet, sour bitter, salt, astringent, and metal. All god made food provides flavor from permutations and combinations of the 6. A single sweet input provides a jolt of pleasure that is addictive. It is brain signals that govern our ability to adapt to our environment. We need to obey diet rules. ...Read more

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Is sugar cane juice good for health?

Is sugar cane juice good for health?

Depends: If you have glucose intolerance or diabetes is a bad idea, since it will give you a quick rise in blood sugar. In the caribean in the pre- gatorade days it was used as a quick energy drink amoung short and long distance runners. ...Read more

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Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good?

Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good?

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 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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How are low-carbs diet vs low-calorie diet different?

How are low-carbs diet vs low-calorie diet different?

Protein: Low carbohydrate diets tend to emphasize higher amounts of protein to get into 'ketosis' (not the same as keto-acidosis). This is a 'fat-burning' state. Low carb diets must be low-calorie as well, however, to work. Low calorie-diets alone simply lower overall calorie intake but those calories could be in the form of carbohydrates, protein or fat. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Yes and no: Fruit juices have fructose as the main source of carbohydrate. This contains some glucose but not as much as other sources. You should still watch your blood sugars as you did before. ...Read more

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Whether almonds eating is good for blood sugar patients?

Whether almonds eating is good for blood sugar patients?

Yes: Look at carbohydrate content to decide how much is ok for sugars, but overall almonds are a very good healthy snack. ...Read more