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Mangosteen And Sugar
Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more
Is sweet stuff including both commercial sugars and natural sugars in fruits bad for liver cancer patients?
Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read more
Yes, see below:: Yes, there is evidence that both of these are effective in lowering blood sugar. Most of the studies on bitter melon are animal studies so more research is needed but many have found it effective- see http://tinyurl.com/zygunvx and look at the 2013 article it links to. The evidence on cinnamon is more contradictory. Like all medicines, it helps some more than others: http://tinyurl.com/h8h29fj ...Read more
If you have diabetes: Any food intake in-between meals, particularly fruit smoothies, can cause a spike in glucose. Your body isn't able to quickly secrete a surge of Insulin to prevent the rise when you're on oral therapy, and if you're on insulin, it wouldn't be covered by the injections before meals or the nighttime basal insulin. If you have diabetes, avoid in-between meal snacks of any kind. You'll also gain weigh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Fully 1/4 of honey nut cheerios is refined sugar. It will raise your sugar and is neutral regarding your cholesterol. If you want to meaningfully improve your diet with breakfast cereal, read the labels (i've attached the cheerios label) and look for high fiber - like raisin bran or fiber one. ...Read more
Yes: I guess if you think about things as a scale, you can think that you do one good thing it erases a bad thing you do, but it isn't like that. The green tea may have good effects. But really the badness of the fake sugar has overwhelming bad effects on your system. Can you really put a scale to it and say that one erases the other? ...Read more
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
Studies say artificial sweetner can lead to weight gain and/or increase blood sugar level(Src:'sugar substitute' in wiki).Does Stevia has same effect?
Absolutely, however: mechanism of weight gain/?ed blood sugar clearly not the artificial sweeteners per-se. Far more likely the issue is supporting/promoting behaviors of seeking sweet tastes & eating more carbs while thinking this would be OK, compensated for by the artificial sweetener. Tiny imbalances, over time, can produce significant changes in body fat. ...Read more
Can stevia cause cavities ? (sweet leaf the only sugar substitute from a plant not made of chemicals)
Good up to a point: Fruits are natural foods and are good, up to a point. Beyond that point, the sugars and starches in fruits will cause undesirably high blood sugars. One can study the websites on diabetic diets and make a list of all the foods he likes. He has to rank them according to how much or how likely they are to raise his blood sugar. It's ok to eat more of the foods that have less effect on blood sugar. ...Read more
Not Good: Your choice is not the breakfast of champions. There is ample data that eating a healthy breakfast is helpful for mental performance. It is also helpful for those trying to lose weight. If weight loss is your motivation, drinking your coffee black will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?
Food Labels: Total carbohydrates include all sugars and fiber. Sugar includes simple sugars and sugar alcohol. Here are three websites about reading food labels: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/labelingnutrition/ucm274593.Htm http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/taking-a-closer-look-at-labels.Html#sugar_alcohols http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/nutrition. ...Read more
Are not sugar, but: study https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1237253, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6679417 & do some research on your own. I believe that some use of the mainstream substitute sweeteners are not as harmful as real sugar; at least the substitute ones had to pass up to a year of testing. Yet no one really knows, hard science trials too complex, Hi-$, time consuming, thus none done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: The research (vs. The hype and the internet rumors) are a muddled mess right now. So far as i can tell: there is no current good evidence sweeteners cause cancer, but there are a handful of people who do not tolerate these fake sugars. There is some concern the 'sweet' taste nevertheless triggers things to make them no less bad for health in general. ...Read more