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Is ginger good for a diabetic or good for anything? I use it with tea and coffee. They taste good with it.
YES- many benefits: Yes, ginger improves Insulin sensitivity ; lowers cholesterol ; inflammation so it is very good for diabetics- see http://bit.Ly/15zcnkz. In fact ginger is very good for everyone- it has a wide range of health benefits. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=72 for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How healthy is peanut butter for you? Is it okay to have some for a snack with some fruit for maintaining weight?
Peanut butter: It's a healthy snack. The fat/ cholesterol content in it - is not if much concern as latest research shows its healthy fat. Salt content is a concern but half to one tea spoon/day with fruits is good. Do not exceed more than two tea spoons/ day. ...Read more
Green tea: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested green tea can assist w glycemic control. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. Try decaffeinated tea because too much caffeine can cause problems. ...Read more
Is the new beverage sparkling ice good for you? Or does it have synthetic sugars, which are not healthy for you?
If cinnamon helps diabetes and is good for you, is cinnamon toast crunch healthy? Or do the other ingredients make up for it?
If other ingredients: sweet, then they destroy the benefits of pure cinnamon ...Read more
Depends: Nutella has a lot of calories, fat, and sugar. Probably not the best choice for a child's snack. That being said, if your child is at an otherwise healthy weight, I don't think there's anything wrong with the occasional whole wheat toast with Nutella :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just finished eating chocolate and drinking cola. Would it be a good idea to use mouthwash straight after?
I usually stock up with chobani for breakfast. I figure it is still having some sugar which is not good. Any healthier options please?
I am a diabetic and i still have a craving for sweets very often , is there any substitutes for the sweet tooth that are a healthier choice?
Talk to dietitian: You should be able to find a lot of sweet recipes for diabetics using substitute sugars or artificial sweeteners such as xylitol, look online and ask your doctor he may have a lot of resources for you as well. A dietitian could be very helpful and your insurance could cover some of the cost. Stay well, dr mokbel ( scdentalimplants.Com). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homeopathic: Hi. The diabetic body is not suffering from a cranberry deficiency. As long as you do not expect cranberry supplements to accomplish anything medical, I suspect they will do no harm. There's a lot of homeopathic BS out there; just remember, NONE of it has has been shown to be safe & effective. We have wonderful drugs for diabetes, which with healthy life style reduce risk of diabetes complications ...Read more
I need to lose weight but I LOVE sweet (mainly chocolate). Besides fruits what is a good switch for my sweet needs?
To Lose Weight: I admire you for wanting to lose weight Understand your hunger cues Control the impulse to eat when you are not hungry and to eat sweets Be disciplined in eating Do not just eat, eat slow, converse with family and friends Eat Fruit flavored yogurt, Reward yourself with some Chocolates Manage your stress It is not WHAT you eat IT IS WHAT is eating you Exercise daily, go to Gym, Take dance class ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got choked on my saliva as I was preparing to eat candy. And like it really choked me up good because like that was like a few hours ago and I still have a cough and my chest still hurts. Should I just take a cough drop and sleep it off?
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
I don't eat a good lunch. Mostly contain candy/snacks. Could this be why my stomach gets upset a lot & not hungry much?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Not likely: if you maintain good oral hygiene.Get a more detailed answer ›
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