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

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

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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Why sugar is harmful for our bodies ? And how can we substitute by a natural sugar?

Why sugar is harmful for our bodies ? And how can we substitute by a natural sugar?

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. Best advice: Eat food, but not too much, mainly plants. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal? I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal?  I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

No concerns for Canc: I would not be concerned about cancer related to sugar as long as it is eaten in moderation and your weight is in the healthy range. This question is only relevant if you are overweight in which case reduce the amount of sweetners that you use but do so slowly. ...Read more

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For nutrition-wise, is it better to eat whole fruits than juice them by the immersion blender, and why? Thank you.

For nutrition-wise, is it better to eat whole fruits than juice them by the immersion blender, and why? Thank you.

Similar: Eating whole fruits is likely more healthy than drinking fruit juices that are strained. Make juices from whole fruits using an immersion blender may improve micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) availability and maintain the fiber that I robes bowel regularity. The fresher the better. ...Read more

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Help please! is fruit put into a powerful blender to make a smoothie good for diabetics?

Help please! is fruit put into a powerful blender to make a smoothie good for diabetics?

Healthy smoothie.: I don't like your having just the fruit in there. I'd like to see a source of protein to help with overall absorption and balance. Perhaps protein powder to keep the calories down. Maybe blend it in skim milk. And I usually recommend adding some psyllium husk to get back some of the fiber benefit. ...Read more

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Trying to count sugar intake. Do fruits count or is it mainly the unhealthy sugars added to foods. And how many grams is ok in a day ?

Trying to count sugar intake. Do fruits count or is it mainly the unhealthy sugars added to foods. And how many grams is ok in a day ?

Fruits count: If you are trying to accurately account for all sugar intake, fruits can make up a significant proportion. Sugar in fruits is better because you are getting all of the micronutrients and fiber of the fruit, but it is still sugar. I generally recommend that total carbs account for less than half of your daily caloric intake. Most of these carbs should come from fruit, vegetable, and whole grain. ...Read more

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I want to control my insulin level in general and hence eat little refined carbs or sugar. Is full fat plain Greek yogurt OK to eat? What would it do

I want to control my insulin level in general and hence eat little refined carbs or sugar. Is full fat plain Greek yogurt OK to eat? What would it do

Diabetic diet: If you'd like to restrict your diet and eat limited carbs it's a good idea to eat yogurt low in cabs. The fact that it's full fat may eventually effect your lipid profile to some extent if you stick to this yogurt on the regular basis. ...Read more

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Is eating oats with a reasonable amount of raisins and semi-skimmed milk good for breakfast? Trying to cut down on calories, i normally have around 2 bowls for breakfast, is this a good lunch or supper substitute too?

Is eating oats with a reasonable amount of raisins and semi-skimmed milk good for breakfast? Trying to cut down on calories, i normally have around 2 bowls for breakfast, is this a good lunch or supper substitute too?

PromotedCheapBadFood: Ancel keys, considered father of the mediterranean diet, started low fat myth 1953 & promoted by us govt. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, lustig, enig, dietdoctor. Calories a unit of heat measured in calorimeter, not by eating. We store all excess energy as fat; weighs us down less. Wt daily on arising, nude, 0.1 lb & track. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is putting sugar in plain water ok?

Can you tell me is putting sugar in plain water ok?

Yes: Sugar saturated in water makes a dilution called Simple Syrup. It is the basis of alot of cough medications. Sugar sprinkled in plain water makes it taste better. It adds calories due to the glucose content of the sugar. It is fine to put sugar in water. ...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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A recipe I have says to dust the dessert liberally in starch, but someone told me that rice flour will also work. Is raw rice flour unsafe to consume?

A recipe I have says to dust the dessert liberally in starch, but someone told me that rice flour will also work. Is raw rice flour unsafe to consume?

It's safe but ...: Cooking is about flavor and aroma and texture and mouth feel. There are many different rices and while they are all largely carbohydrates (starches) they have other subtle distinguishing characteristics that you will just have to explore for your recipe. "America's Test Kitchen" cookbook is an excellent lace to begin. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix oj w/carbonized water for my toddler? Trying not to give her coke. Is this a good alternative?

Is it ok to mix oj w/carbonized water for my toddler? Trying not to give her coke. Is this a good alternative?

Water best: Plain water is best, however mixing sparkling water with a small amount of juice is a good substitute. I agree avoiding sodas is a good idea for children at all ages. ...Read more

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What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?

What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?

Don't buy them!: As a parent, you have control over what your child eats most of the time. Set a good example for them by only buying nutritious, low-sugar, low-fat snacks to eat, like fruits and veggies. You can't control their desires, but you can help them make good choices. ...Read more