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How To Neutralize The Effects Of Sugar On The Body Naturally
Many: Long term uncontroled blood sugar affects your micro- circulation, those small blood vessels that provide nurishment to your retina(your eye camera), your kidneys (your body filter) and your small nerves (those who give you sensation of pain and let your skin know when it is being damged. Accelarates other problems like coronary heaart disease and senile dementia. ...Read more
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
Does smoking effects/increase body sugar level? Specially for diabetic patient? What will be future complication from smoking for a diabetic?
Smoking doesn't effect the blood sugar level. But smoking with diabetes does increase the incidence of the vascular complications of diabetes.
Meaning, it increases your risk of heart disease, vascular disease (poor circulation to the legs), stroke, kidney disease, eye complications and nerve damage.
Stop smoking. It is one of the best things you can do for yourself. ...Read more
Does honey have the same effects on the body as sugar does? I know when you eat sugar, fructose to overloads the liver & results in fat storage.
Enjoy a little honey: And fruit, but in moderation. They are a close second to table sugar and that's the one that really needs to be avoided. Also, studies show that diet soda can actually make us gain weight. Use Stevia as a sweetener and avoid chemical sweeteners. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm diagnosed hypoglycemic. Can Creatine supplementation effect insulin in my body causing hypoglycemia effects(low blood sugar)?
Watch carbohydrates: Your body turns carbohydrates you eat into sugar that goes into your blood. If you eat fewer carbohydrates you'll make less sugar. More importantly, though, is the type of carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates like sugars, white bread, cake, candy, juice, and sugary soda pop all make your blood sugar go up, and very quickly. Complex carbohydrates like beans, lentils, and green vegetables do it less. ...Read more
You can't: Forgive my candor. Be brave. Your body is self-cleaning & repairing. You burn all the carbohydrates that you absorb. If someone has told you they will "cleanse your body" of the candy you ate or something else using some bizarre treatment, check with a college chemistry teacher, a high school biology teacher, and consider a call to your district attorney. Life's hard enough without these scams. ...Read more
You mean diabetes??: This varies from person to person. If control is really good it decreases risk for complications by a lot. However, genetics, duration of diabetes, diabetes control, and other health issues all factor in. Knowing nothing more about the patient, specific questions can likely be addressed by the treating physician. ...Read more
Fats better anyway: Fats have a higher caloric density than sugars so a diet high in sugar isn't necessary to gain weight. Not sure what you mean when you say your body rejects sugar, since "sugar" (glucose) is necessary for metabolism, notably by the brain. A very low blood glucose level can cause death. Getting a simple blood test would be a good start I think. ...Read more
Medical Physiology: Your question, while fine, if just beyond the scope of this simple medical advice app. The answer to your question would take up a whole text book. Perhaps if you are really interested this can spur you to take a biology and possibly even a physiology course to begin to understand the amazing thing our bodies are. ...Read more
We need sugar: Sugar is the "currency" of energy in our bodies. We need it. But we do not need to eat it. Our bodies can make it from other substances. Sugar is dangerous when we eat too much of it or if our body cannot use it properly because of a disease called diabetes. Diabetes is more common among people who eat too much sugar and who are overweight. The Best advice: Eat food, but not too much, mainly plants. ...Read more
Fruits: Fruits will give you natural sugars.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet: I'm not sure if this answers your question but to decrease the amount that goes into your body, you need to modify your diet by eating foods with less salt and less sugar. If you ask about what's already in your system, typically we have to let the body take care of itself and there isn't much we can do to eliminate sodium or sugar faster. All in all you're right in wanting less of those two things ...Read more
Glucose: Too much sugar can harm our bodies. Too many sugars in the diet can lead to obesity, diabetes, arterial damage. The best diet includes only 25% of carbohydrates (all sugars) out of 100% of calories. That means the diet should be 60% proteins. Sugar is sugar. There are no other 'elements'. Not sure why you keep asking that. ...Read more
Depending on blood s: If you have a blood sugar inthe low 200s the most natural way is to put yourself on a diet and excersice 4 to 5 hrs a week, but his is forever, if your blood sugar normalizes and you go back to your old ways, it will come back. If your blood sugar is above 250 you might need some help with medication until you implement he above. There is nothing more natural than diet and physical activity. ...Read more
Triglycerides: Creates fat storage molecules known as triglycerides. ...Read more