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Doctor insights on: How To Substitute Carrots In Place Of Sugar In Baking

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How much artificial sweetener is in an entire pack of sugar-free gum? Equal to one can of diet coke or multiple cans?

How much artificial sweetener is in an entire pack of sugar-free gum? Equal to one can of diet coke or multiple cans?

Doesn't matter: I suggest you stay away from any amount of toxic sweetener in any candy or food! i also suggest minimizing sugar intake, but i prefer a natural substance in small quantities (like a 6 oz can of soda) and enjoying it rather than guzzling 24 oz with a toxic sweetener. They are toxic to your liver and shut down the brain's calorie counter so most eat more calories and gain weight long term! bad stuff. ...Read more

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Does the sugar in chocolate help feed the bacteria in your mouth?

Does the sugar in chocolate help feed the bacteria in your mouth?

YES: ANY sugar in the mouth, whether solid , liquid, hot, cold, etc. will feed the bacteria. Monitor it carefully and clean your teeth afterwards as soon as possible. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the best sweetener to use in apple, peach and cherry pie for diabetics?

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What is the best sweetener to use in apple, peach and cherry pie for diabetics?

? Splenda: Artificial sweetners like splenda would not raise blood sugar (but the flour in the pie crust and the natural sugars in the fruit will) and can be used in baking. Currently no data suggesting it is dangerous but no long term data is available. ...Read more

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Is it better for our digestion to soak oats in water prior to cooking them?

No.: The process of cooking is going to do the same thing as soaking. Soaking can shorten the cooking time, same as it can with beans, but they digest the same when they're cooked no matter if you soak them or not. ...Read more

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Some lay people tout eating fruits first before the main meal. Does putting sweet or salt-based in dif order or in whatever order matter to the health?

Some lay people tout eating fruits first before the main meal. Does putting sweet or salt-based in dif order or in whatever order matter to the health?

Gas: The reason why you're supposed to eat fruit before a meal is because of its transit time. I moves through the gut much faster than the rest of the food. Consequently, if you eat it after the other food, it sit in the gut and ferment - causing gas and bloating. Otherwise, the order of salt/sweet does not matter. ...Read more

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What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

Not really: It is cayonne pepper, lemon juice, water and natural maple syrup that is used in the detox drink and there is no substitution. ...Read more

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Is it possible to drink a certain amount of water to completely detox/replace all the sugar in a can of soda from your body?

Is it possible to drink a certain amount of water to completely detox/replace all the sugar in a can of soda from your body?

Water only dilutes: no matter how much water you drink you can not erase the can of soda. You can dilute the soda but not replace sugar. Our bodies are built to survive starvation so the sugar or calories you take in are generally well absorbed even when pretty dilute. Also - the cure maybe worse - drinking too much water too quickly can lead to coma or death. ...Read more

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Is their a long term health issue with the steamable bags of veggies that you cook in the microwave? the cooking in plastic is what im referring to

Plastic: To date, there are no definitive studies that prove that cooking vegetables in plastic is hazardous to health. There are proposed theoretical risks to doing so, and so each individual needs to make their own decision on what they want to do in that regard. ...Read more

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Should vegetables that are suppose to be cooked in boiling water be cooked in plain boiling water without all the seasonings in order to cut fat?

Should vegetables that are suppose to be cooked in boiling water be cooked in plain boiling water without all the seasonings in order to cut fat?

No: Seasonings generally should not contain fat, though if they are in a packet with oil then adding that to the water might add a tiny amount of fat- but most of that fat will stay in the water and not get onto the veggies. Cutting fat is not always needed- many fats (olive oil, coconut oil, flax oil etc.) are good for us. Avoid trans fats and most vegetable oils (corn, soy, canola etc.). ...Read more

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Is it okay to add a pinch or two of salt, in addition to garlic powder, salt powder, and tomato paste to table foods that my 9mo will eventually eat?

Is it okay to add a pinch or two of salt, in addition to garlic powder, salt powder, and tomato paste to table foods that my 9mo will eventually eat?

Italian babies have : been doing it for years. A 9-month-old with an emerging pincer grasp can self-feed spaghetti cut into short lengths. Expect tomato sauce from her hair to the floor. Don't model adding salt at the table. You can buy the AAP's Guide to Your Child's Nutrition on Amazon for $12. Please seek therapy for your depression, as it is important for your baby's as well as your well-being. ...Read more

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I add a chopped banana to oatmeal & cook. Cooking dissolves it in oatmeal.Will nutrition of the dissolved banana be the same as in raw banana or less?

I add a chopped banana to oatmeal & cook. Cooking dissolves it in oatmeal.Will nutrition of the dissolved banana be the same as in raw banana or less?

Cooking wil: destroy some of the nutrition in the banana but some will be retained. Consider putting the banana in at the last minute and just warm it up a bit. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can i use pure fruit juice/juice concentrate to sweeten dishes so as to avoid bad effect of sugar?Is the fructose,glucose in fruit better than sucrose

Can i use pure fruit juice/juice concentrate to sweeten dishes so as to avoid bad effect of sugar?Is the fructose,glucose in fruit better than sucrose

Not really...: Sugar is sugar. That's why people who are avoiding sugar should not drink fruit juice. They are usually ok with eating small servings of fruit. Processed foods from the store that say "naturally sweetened with juice" and use grape juice (or another juice) are bad like products using sucrose. The best thing to do is to train oneself to enjoy unsweetened or only slightly sweetened foods and drinks. ...Read more

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Will 2 table spoons of apple cider vinegar in 8oz of distilled water for 3 months help with plague in your arteries?

Will 2 table spoons of apple cider vinegar in 8oz of distilled water for 3 months help with plague in your arteries?

Possibly but...: Apple cider vinegar is touted as a miracle cure for many things including arterial plaque. I believe it has many health benefits but know of no scientific evidence that it clears plaque. There is limited evidence it may lower cholesterol & it may also reduce lead levels as a mild chelator; these properties may help plaque, but it would take more than 3 months. Vit k & glisodin may help even more. ...Read more

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