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Doctor insights on: How To Substitute Syrup For Sugar In Jam Making

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Is real sugar better for you than pure corn syrup?

Is real sugar better for you than pure corn syrup?

A little bit: Corn syrup is higher in fructose. Fructose tends to be converted in the body more rapidly into fat than glucose which is higher in plain sugar. Both types should be monitored by you as part of a balanced diet to limit calories if that is your goal. ...Read more

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Is it better to use sugar or corn syrup when cooking?

Is it better to use sugar or corn syrup when cooking?

No difference.: Your body processes sugar the same ways, regardless of the form in which it is consumed. So sugar, corn syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, honey: all are just simple carbs. ...Read more

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My grandmother has diabetes and she eats alit of canned pineapple in heavy syrup it has alit if sugar in it. What could this do to her?

My grandmother has diabetes and she eats alit of canned pineapple in heavy syrup it has alit if sugar in it. What could this do to her?

Uncontrolled sugars: Canned pineapple with heavy syrup is undoubtedly something your grandmother should avoid eating a lot of. Her blood sugars could remain uncontrolled requiring increase in medication and increasing microvascular damage secondary to uncontrolled elevated sugars. By microvascular, I mean problems with her eyes. heart, kidneys, increase chance of stroke, coma and death. Not to mention neuropathy. ...Read more

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Corn syrup, how is it used (is it a cheaper replacement of sugar)?

Corn syrup, how is it used (is it a cheaper replacement of sugar)?

It is cheaper: That is why it is used. Also a major culprit for obesity in n. America. ...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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Can you tell me is lion date syrup is beneficial for sugar patient?

Can you tell me is lion date syrup is beneficial for sugar patient?

No: it has lots of sugar, in liquid form see my diet sheet for diabetes www.schwartzdiabetesdoc.com newsletter folder #3 or more recent one at bottom of list ...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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Are organic maple syrup & honey fattening? Or are they healthy b/c they are natural sugars?

Are organic maple syrup & honey fattening? Or are they healthy b/c they are natural sugars?

Excess is stored: Hi. Excess sugar is stored, either as a sugar polymer (glycogen) in liver and muscle, or converted to fat (triglyceride) and stored. So excess sugar (and ALL sugar is natural) can be "fattening". Sugar is an excellent energy source , and in limited consumption, is OK. Good luck! ...Read more

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I understand a little bit of sugar is okay every now and then, but is still better than eating food that contains corn syrup?

I understand a little bit of sugar is okay every now and then, but is still better than eating food that contains corn syrup?

Simple sugars: Simple sugars are simple sugars. It doesn't matter if they originate in table sugar (sucrose), or in other simple sugars contained in things like corn syrup. So while both are ok in small amounts, one is not better or worse than the other. ...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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Is it true that high fructose corn syrup linked to diabetes in the same way that regular sugar is?

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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Should i be concerned if my baby formula has corn syrup solids as the first ingredient. Isn't that basically sugar?

Should i be concerned if my baby formula has corn syrup solids as the first ingredient. Isn't that basically sugar?

Hard to avoid: Baby formulas are basically water, a protein source (bovine, soy), a sweetener (corn syrup is used by many) and various vitamins and minerals. The content is monitored by the fda and must meet their standard for content. I believe breast milk is a better feed for babies, but formulas are a safe and effective substitute.. ...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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Does sugar-free maple syrup break down teeth?

Does sugar-free maple syrup break down teeth?

Not recommended: Maple syrup is almost entirely sucrose. When maple syrup stays on the teeth and breaks down, you've got sugar on your teeth. ...Read more

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