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Doctor insights on: Is Spearment Candy Good For You

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Heard candy is as good as coughdrops. Why?

Heard candy is as good as coughdrops. Why?

Saliva: Eating hard candies stimulates salivary flow. The extra saliva coats the throat and help to decrease coughing. ...Read more

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What type of sugar is considered good sugar and bad sugar? And what harm will it do to eat one piece of candy every now and then?

What type of sugar is considered good sugar and bad sugar? And what harm will it do to eat one piece of candy every now and then?

Eat Quality Carbs: Enjoying candy in limited quantity is allowed. Processed foods are often sweetened with table sugar (sucrose), fructose (fruit juices), corn syrup & offers minimal nutrition or fiber but lots of calories. Complex sugars found in fruits, vegetables offer nutrients, fiber & more. Do limit Carb intake to 45-65% daily calories. See more info at: http://www. Cdc. Gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/carbs. Html ...Read more

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Good children's toothpaste? Are there any good toothpastes for children that don't taste like bubblegum or candy? I'm not really comfortable with how some of these are marketed..

Good children's toothpaste? Are there any good toothpastes for children that don't taste like bubblegum or candy? I'm not really comfortable with how some of these are marketed..

ProHealth for Kids: Made by sensodyne. Kids like the taste and it doesn't have whitening or tarter control ingredients that are aimed at adults. Remember to use only a pea-sized portion of toothpaste...The Fluoride is very important to prevent cavities. Ask your dentist or preferably pediatric dental specialist for advice. ...Read more

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What foods are good to help keep. My blood sugar up I don't. Eat candy or drink soda?

What foods are good to help keep. My blood sugar up I don't. Eat candy or drink soda?

Don't do it: You don't need to eat anything special to keep your blood sugar up, as your body will do that automatically no matter what you eat. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is vanishingly rare if you're not taking diabetes meds, don't have cancer, GI surgery, or severe kidney or liver disease. ...Read more

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I am borderline addicted to eating Reese cups. I am extremely impulsive when it comes to candy. What's the best way to manage how much sweets I intake. What's a good alternative to eat instead?

I am borderline addicted to eating Reese cups. I am extremely impulsive when it comes to candy. What's the best way to manage how much sweets I intake. What's a good alternative to eat instead?

Take small steps.: The quickest way to stop eating so much candy would be to simply not buy yourself any. But, this may be too drastic a step to take right away. Try to satisfy your sweet tooth by gradually replacing your handfuls of candy with handfuls of fruits, such as berries and grapes, or even dried fruits like cranberries and raisins. ...Read more

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I've eaten a lot of toxic waste sour candies and now my tongue is cracked and sore. Is there a good way to soothe it?

I've eaten a lot of toxic waste sour candies and now my tongue is cracked and sore. Is there a good way to soothe it?

You might: Try the biotene system (available at local drug stores) and quit eating the candy. Get checked out by a dentist asap as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I don't eat a good lunch. Mostly contain candy/snacks. Could this be why my stomach gets upset a lot & not hungry much?

I don't eat a good lunch. Mostly contain candy/snacks. Could this be why my stomach gets upset a lot & not hungry much?

Absolutely: Yes certainly this is the type of diet that is not well tolerated and can cause a lot of discomfort. Try to cut down the amount of simple sugar (candy) and add more protein, vegetables and some fruit. ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight, but a terrible sweet tooth. Will I gain weight if I eat a little ice cream or candy a day, but stay under 2000 calories&eat good 2?

Trying to lose weight, but a terrible sweet tooth. Will I gain weight if I eat a little ice cream or candy a day, but stay under 2000 calories&eat good 2?

Should be OK but...: 2000 calories should prevent gaining weight but you need to be below 2000 to lose- see http://tinyurl. Com/zwe9hgp
If you eat sweets it's far better to do after a balanced meal instead of on an empty stomach. Avoid artificial sweeteners but consider stevia, xylitol, erythritol and other natural sweeteners, also use fruit to satisfy sweet tooth. See http://tinyurl. Com/hlcchth for more on weight loss. ...Read more

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Should babies eat candy?

Should babies eat candy?

Not advisable: Giving your baby candy/sweets or sweet drinks at young age can have serious outcomes later on their dental and general health. ...Read more

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How to avoid sweets candy?

How to avoid sweets candy?

Just don't eat,: I know, easier said than done. But to avoid candy, which is really really tasty, you just have to have a lot of will power. Candy is tasty and inexpensive and everywhere. You just have to accept that candy is unhealthy and avoid it as much as you can. ...Read more

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When can I give my baby candy?

When can I give my baby candy?

36 months: Wait till he is old enough to ask for it. ...Read more

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Could peppermint candy make me gain weight?

Could peppermint candy make me gain weight?

If you eat enough: Of anything it can cause weight gain if calories consumed exceed calories burned. ...Read more

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Can craving candy be a symptom of diabetes?

Can craving candy be a symptom of diabetes?

Not usually: But eating a lot of candy can lead to weight gain, Insulin resistance, and diabetes. Cravings are funny things. If you can distract yourself for just 3-5 minutes, they'll usually go away. If you can avoid eating candy for a few days, you'll have a lot fewer cravings. Now if you're craving candy at the same time you feel shaky, weak, sweaty w/ racing heart & headache, that could be low sugar. ...Read more

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What is worse for you eating candy or French fries?

What is worse for you eating candy or French fries?

French fries: Contain at least two types of cancer-causing compounds. Look for healthier alternatives to some of your favorite foods. ...Read more

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And how soon after the surgery can hard candy be eaten?

And how soon after the surgery can hard candy be eaten?

Awake, alert GI func: As long as you are awake, alert and have intact GI function with no oropharyngeal or gastrointestinal wounds/incisions, you may be permitted hard candies but discuss with your surgeon first. ...Read more

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Is two pieces of candy a day considered too much junk food?

Is two pieces of candy a day considered too much junk food?

Candy: Depends on what candy you are talking about. And what is your definition of junk food.

So 2 chocolate covered peanuts are OK. 2 very large Snickers are not. ...Read more

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What can people eat that can cause diabetes other than candy?

What can people eat that can cause diabetes other than candy?

Simple carbohydrates: If your body does not work to digest, like in the case of proteins or complex carbohydrates it just goes straight into stored calories or floats in your blood. So even things like starches from potatoes, bread and corn can cause an issue. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if I aspirate candy (gobstopper)?

Could you tell me what happens if I aspirate candy (gobstopper)?

Obstruction of breat: If you get a candy piece in your windpipe it will irritate and start coughing but if big enough may obstruct breathing - a good time for the heimlich maneuver. Candy and peanuts are common reasons for medical bronchoscopy to remove such things from the windpipe. Be careful. ...Read more

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Am I going to give myself diabetes? Eat a bag of candy every night

Am I going to give myself diabetes? Eat a bag of candy every night

Maybe: Excessive sugar increases your risk. But that's not the only thing. It's also your lifestyle (sedentary), stress, body weight, high blood pressure, overall diet (healthy or fatty, processed foods; lots of red meat, dairy, lack of whole grains). ...Read more

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My boyfriend is allergic to sweet things like candy. Is this normal?

My boyfriend is allergic to sweet things like candy. Is this normal?

Not likely: You cannot get allergy to the sugars in sweets a portion of which in fact are the sugars that normally circulate in your blood stream. Your bf probably ate some contaminated sweets or perhaps just got some bad advice. He can start eating sweets if he wants to and will probably do fine. ...Read more

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I want to ask how can I decrease my ability to candy and sweet food?

I want to ask how can I decrease my ability to candy and sweet food?

Sugar is Not Good: Stay away from consuming sugar.Excess sugar can destabilize your blood sugars impacting your autonomic nervous system (ANS) leading to all sorts of ANS symptoms. They also lead to obesity, high blood pressure and of course diabetes. In fact just about any disease or problem that you have can be worsened by excess sugar. If you want to cure your addiction to sugar, you must stop consuming them. ...Read more

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What do you think, could my body or skin change if I stop eating candy?

What do you think, could my body or skin change if I stop eating candy?

Yes: Your body will change because you will loose weight. You will be healthier without all of that sugar. This will show in your skin and your entier well being. ...Read more

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What to do if I ate candy before my diabetes test, could that affect my result?

What to do if I ate candy before my diabetes test, could that affect my result?

Yes, indeed!: Yes, you bet it could! There are 4 ways to diagnose diabetes: fasting glucose, random (non-fasting) glucose, oral glucose tolerance test, and A1c. Eating candy before the test could mess with all of them EXCEPT the A1c test (which is the lease sensitive). Did they tell you to be fasting? If you turn out to have diabetes, you may want to change your evil ways with candy! ;-)
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I can't stop eating chocolate, candy or junk-food. How do I give up these unhealthy foods?

I can't stop eating chocolate, candy or junk-food. How do I give up these unhealthy foods?

Wean: Wean yourself slowly off the amount of your sugar addiction, try replacing the junk items with fresh fruits which also have natural sugars. You body over time will adjust and the cravings will diminish. It has been shown that too much sugar in the diet may lead to Insulin resistance in the brain and early dementia. ...Read more

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Can I eat normally after having my permanent crown in? Hard food, candy, gum. Chewy stuff???

Can I eat normally after having my permanent crown in? Hard food, candy, gum. Chewy stuff???

YES: BUT you are not being "given a license" to eat foods which are LOUSY for your teeth!!!



Hope this helps...a "word to the wise"... ...Read more

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Saw energy candy at walgreens today, so much hype. What are the best energy boosting products?

Saw energy candy at walgreens today, so much hype. What are the best energy boosting products?

Misnomer: Energy products do not really increase energy. The best way to gain energy is regular exercise. These energy products have caffeine and sugar. ...Read more

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If you used a nasty medication as a child that was spearmint flavored, would spearmint disgust you now?

If you used a nasty medication as a child that was spearmint flavored, would spearmint disgust you now?

Possibly: Blending two flavors, 1 pleasant & 1 not, can have a long term effect in the memory of a child. If the cover taste can cancel the other, things may go well later. If the effect is only partial, the brain may recall the unpleasant taste any time cover taste is is experienced & nausea or other rxns may occur. I couldn't stand the smell of chocolate for yrs after mom used it with my iron drops. ...Read more

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I had a very tiny amount of candy and I have a glucose resistance test in 2 hours. Will this dramatically affect my results?

I had a very tiny amount of candy and I have a glucose resistance test in 2 hours. Will this dramatically affect my results?

No: Good luck with your glucose tolerance test. Remember that if you do have adult-onset diabetes, you can do a great deal to manage it just by staying physically fit -- work with your physician on it. ...Read more

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Is ok to eat the string in rock candy without any harm its so hard to seperate the candy from the string does it break down well enough?

Is ok to eat the string in rock candy without any harm its so hard to seperate the candy from the string does it break down well enough?

Healthy teeth: How are your teeth and professional ; home care, also your eating habit? If your answer is "average" or worse, please be careful! Teeth are strong and will not break on most food, but that is provided that you've been on healthful eating habit with good nutrition for both the body ; teeth, and have cared for your teeth well. Teeth break often on food if any of above is missing from your life. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general I'm pretty healthy, but I love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general I'm pretty healthy, but I love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

It is. ..: There are many factors which contribute to someone developing diabetes. Much is genetic as in inherited from your mother and father. Some is weight related. Your diet can contribute too. Though eating candy alone is unlikely to cause you to become a diabetic, if it causes you to gain a lot of weight it's possible that it might lead to diabetes. ...Read more

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Hi I would like to know how to get my tasted buds back. I eat this toxic waste candy and it made my tasted buds come off. How do I get them back? But

Hi I would like to know how to get my tasted buds back. I eat this toxic waste candy and it made my tasted buds come off. How do I get them back? But

Unknown.: Ths is very unusual but may need to see someone such as ent. They may be able to look very carefully at the tongue papilla and see if there is severe damage such as chemical burns and scarring to the tongue. If so, you may not be able to regain the taste buds.
An oral surgeon would also be ok. ...Read more

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So my boyfriend has a candy and soda problem and every time I tell him to stop he won't listen and thinks I'm nagging! What can happen if he continue?

So my boyfriend has a candy and soda problem and every time I tell him to stop he won't listen and thinks I'm nagging! What can happen if he continue?

You are what you eat: Candy and soda do not have much nutritional value so if he is eating this at the expense of vegetables, protein etc, then he could become deficient in vitamins and minerals it that's all he is eating! The high carbs may also lead to obesity and diabetes. Instead of telling him to stop, offer healthy alternatives (fruits, nuts etc) Good luck! Sugar is a hard habit to break, but it can be done! ...Read more

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How to keep kids from eating too much candy?

How to keep kids from eating too much candy?

Try not to have any: Try to keep as little candy as possible available at home. Try to have acceptable alternatives available-- fresh fruits, child friendly vegetables --easily available to your child. Make eating fruit and veggies fun and family-friendly.. ...Read more