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

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Syrup and honey are making my throat swell up. Had IBS like symptoms for a year and a half every GI test is normal. Sugar allergy?

No: I have never seen a documented case of sugar allergy. However it is possible that you may be allergic to honey made from pollen you are allergic to. As for the other syrup, it is likely from an ingredient in the syrup. Sometimes food allergy and even pollen allergy (such as birch pollen allergy) can mimic IBS. Need epinephrine autoinjector for throat. See allergist. ...Read more

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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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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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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