Doctor insights on:
Natural Sugar Fruit
If diabetes under good control A1c 5.1 &don’t consume added sugar at all, how much natural sugar from fruit and vegetable you should consume every day?
All the vegetables.: I recommend as many green vegetables as a patient desires, but caution patients to limit fruit intake to 2-3 servings daily. This is especially important if the patient is overweight. If you are physically active, you may be able to handle a higher fruit intake. I always advise against fruit juice. Remember, "the fruit you eat is always better than the fruit you drink". ...Read more
I suffer from awful halitosis after consuming even a small amount of sugar (even natural sugars in fruit juices). What can I do?
Halitosis can result from: acid reflux, decayed teeth, infected gums, infections or diseases of the mouth and throat, poor oral hygiene, diet, stomach or intestinal issues.
Make an appointment with your dentist for a thorough exam, dental cleaning, and oral hygiene instructions.
If there are no dental issues, see your medical doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes it does! If you are an "apple, " but if you are a "pear, " it only will make you fat. ...Read more
Is it okay to eat larabars with 24 g of sugar? The sugar is all natural, it comes from fruit. Is it too much?
Be real about sugar. Whether it is many grams as "natural" sugar from a single piece of fruit or processed/unprocessed sugar it is ALL sugar. Right?
Yes, sugar is sugar!: Processed sugar is the worst, unprocessed sugar is less bad and natural sugar is the least bad. However, too much of a good thing can be very bad so if you take in enough natural sugar without aerobic exercise or weight loss, you can develop diabetes. Taking in alot of unprocessed or processed sugar is just a quicker way to getting diabetes. So: balanced diet, aerobic exercise and weight loss. ...Read more
Is it true that smoothies made with pure fruit contain too much sugar, although natural, to actually be good for you?
Yes, sugar is bad: Drinking fruit smoothies, drinking fruit juice, and eating too much fruit, all lead to excessive sugar consumption. Natural sugar is just a bad for the body as "unnatural" sugar is, if the natural sugar has been separated from the plant fiber, or otherwise purified. The best thing to do is to eat very little sugar, and think of fruit as nature's candy or dessert. ...Read more
What are the best foods for getting rid of belly fat. Also if I eat fruit will it cause belly fat because of the natural sugar?
Calories are key: All fat is essentially providing the same purpose -- insulation, protection and energy -- so whether you want to lose abdominal, back or buttock fat, you must consume fewer calories than you need and while some foods are better for your general well being there is no food that is a fat- burner. Lose weight by eating 500 fewer calories a day than your requirements and you will lose 1 lb weekly. ...Read more
??: You do not "get" diabetes from eating any type of sugar. Simply put, diabetes is a triad of Insulin resistance, increased conversion of glycogen to glucose in the liver, and decreased Insulin production by the pan crease. However fruits contain fructose which is treated the same as glucose by the body. ...Read more
Is sugar inflammatory at the cellular level? What about Glucose? What about natural sugars in fruits and vegetables? Thx
35 M with TC = 182, LDL 115, HDL 41 Tri 130 in August 2015. Eat 5 fruits a day. Is this too much natural sugar? If so how much daily nat sugar?
Trigs: Your fruit intake is not the cause of your increase in triglycerides. Triglycerides can fluctuate a daily basis based on the fat content in your previous meals despite fasting. Alcohol also can raise triglycerides. For diabetics I tell them to aim for between 100 and 150 grams of carbohydrates a day. ...Read more
My type 2 diabetes is under good control A1c 5.1, but love to eat 6 large bananas and fruits daily. How many grams of natural sugar I am limited to.?
See my diet sheet in: I recommend up to 1 hard, not watery, fruit, with a meal, as a dessert, not as a snack, with each meal- no more. ...Read more
Is sweet stuff including both commercial sugars and natural sugars in fruits bad for liver cancer patients?
NO: The problem with fruit sugar (fructose) is that it is extracted and used for sweetening artificial foods. It is the fiber in fresh fruit that alters the way it is processed in the body and that is the way that god intended it to be eaten. Google my blog entitled "oxygen, the spark of life" and see the post entitled "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more
Yes most do: The amount of sugar is related to the weetness level. So less sweeter the fruit, lesser amount of sugar it would have. Mangoes and grapes lead the list of sweeter fruits. Less ripe fruits have lesser amounts of suger especially banannas have a lot more sugar in them if they are fully or over ripe. Apples have the least amount of sugar among the commonly avvailable fruits. ...Read more
Yes: All things in moderation. Fruit is a vital part of our diet and should be consumed daily at the rate of several servings per day. It is possible to eat so much fruit that we are not hungry for other vital foods, such as vegetables, carbs, and protein. Also, excess sugars will be converted to fat. Finally, too much fruit/sugar can lead to diarrhea and affect absorption of other nutrients. ...Read more
Complicated: Cane sugar is sucrose, many fruits have fructose, sugar chemistry is complicated as there are so many kinds of sugars. They all have calories, and some are double sugars...Two molecules of a sugar. This is the real reason doctors have to study chemistry....See wikipedia article on sugars. ...Read more
Depends: Do you eat fruit and get belly ache and diarrhea? If so, that's intolerance, and fructose is likely what you're having a problem with. If you can't eat fructose, you'll have more of a problem with agave than most anything else. Agave, which I regard as generally bad for you, has a higher fructose content than high fructose corn syrup, and it predisposes you to fatty liver and other problems. ...Read more
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are -
Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons ...Read more
Is it true that unlike supermarket varieties (which have added sugar and/or fruit), Yoghurt should be eaten unsweetened otherwise it is of no effect?
Better eating: The unsweetened Yogurt. Some available in the supermarket are unsweetened like greek yogurt. It will still have some effect ...Read more
No: Fruit juice, fruit extract, cane sugar, beet sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup honey, agave nectar, barley syrup, etc, . Are all simple sugar sources. Whether they contain dextrose (glucose), fructose, sucrose (mixture of glucose and fructose), other, they all react pretty similarly. Whole fruit has fiber which modifies the response to the sugar. ...Read more
Depends.: It has been argued that fructose which is found in many fruits is better than glucose. Maybe, but not much. Bananas have virtually no fructose but are loaded with starch and glucose. Grapes-straight glucose. What is good about fruits is there anti-oxidant property, fiber and vitamins. Now, if we did not intentionally grow fruits with lower sugar content, everyone would benefit. ...Read more