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Health Sugar Vs Splenda
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
Not harmful: You can take splenda.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
For type 2 diabetes, are these good :
erythritol based "zero wholesome sweetner"
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A certified organic himalayan honey stats 14g carb/100g & no sugar.Can honey really have no sugar?If true,replace honey2 sugar?Chk tinyurl.com/pjeqdqr
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
Artificial sweeteners like splender aren't good so what type of sugar do u recommend truvia is good but it has erythritol and stevia extract nat flav?
Stevia is the best : Stevia is the best sweatener.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Look at carbohydrate content to decide how much is ok for sugars, but overall almonds are a very good healthy snack. ...Read more
Im diabetes type 2, total cholesterol-140, hdl-4, ldl-88, fasting sugar 99, can I drink coffee w/o sugar. Will it increase cholesterol or sugar..?
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