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Is fructose included in daily sugar intake? If so why it's recommended to eat 2-3 portions of fruit a day if they have more sugar than we should eat?
Different sugars: There are many different types of sugars. Fructose, is usually found in fruit. Table sugar is called Sucrose. The dietary recommendations differentiate added sugar (usually sucrose) from the sugar naturally found in foods, like fruit and even milk (lactose). Different sugars are processed in the body differently and are considered to pose different risks to your health. ...Read more
Coffee: Coffee has been recently been shown to reduce your chances of diabetes. However, certain types of sugar (high fructose corn syrup) have been implicated to cause dm2. The theory is that it absorbs so quickly, that it causes a high blood sugar spike. The compensatory Insulin spike, over time, causes a down regulation of receptors, leading to dm 2. So pay attention to the type of sugar you consume. ...Read more
Does sugar intake affect your muscle growth? If it helps, what is the recommended amount to ingest throughout the day?
No,: Sugar will not help your muscle to grow. The only reliable and healthy ways to do that is to go to the gym and have a trainer show you what to do, do not fall for those over the counter drinks or powder they can be detrimental to your health and also do not fall for hormonal testosterone/steroids supplementation. Do it natural way exercise! ...Read more
If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily. Sugar from yogurt.
It depends: Even natural sugars have calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. However, our bodies process natural sugars better than refined ones. You are better off getting your sugars from natural products like fruits and honey because of the other nutrients they contain. As long as you are not diabetic your body should handle the sugars without difficulty. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and would like to monitor my sugar intake. What should be my daily grams of sugar per 135lbs body weight?
Count carbs: Eat like a diabetic and you'll keep from being one. Ask your doctor to send you to diabetes education class. It is usually covered for those with pre-diabetes also. "sugar" is just a simple carb, and those are bad. Complex carbs are good. A diabetes education class will help you learn to eat more healthfully, schedule food regularly, and get daily exercise. ...Read more
Carbohydrate: Similar question would be if tinder helps start a fire or if it just likes being near smoke. There are 3 broad sources of energy: carbohydrates (=sugars), proteins, and fats. The most easily / rapidly consumable source is carbohydrate. This is why glucose is in the bloodstream of humans. ...Read more
I am insulin resistant and am supposed to reduce my sugar intake. What are good substitutes for sugar?
Sugar substitutes: Sugar substitutes are artificial. Plant obtained sweeteners which have no caloric value they should have no carbohydrates and zero calorie they all have different taste so try ones on the market and use in place of. Sugar also watch total calories and carbohydrate intake. ...Read more
Can sugar intake ie; in form of fizzy drinks, sweet drinks increase anxiety or related symptoms? Thanks
Other ingredients: Sugar will give you increased energy, but you will usually get increased anxiety from stimulants such as caffeine or ma huang. Other ingredients like ginseng can cause similar symptoms, such as headache, elevated blood pressure and restlessness. Ginseng can cause mania in some individuals. ...Read more
I cut back on a lot of sugar intake just want to know what are there early signs if I have a sugar problem?
No early signs: Hi. Good for you. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Blood sugar has to be significantly elevated to cause the classic symptoms (unusual thirst, urinating a lot more including at night, blurred vision, fatigue, etc). Because early sugar abnormalities are so asymptomatic is why we recommend testing at risk groups. Are you overweight, have a family history of diabetes, etc? Get tested. ...Read more
When nutrition labels reads 10g sugar, what does it mean? For someone who needs to watch sugar intake, is 10g sugar acceptable?
Yes: Total daily is the key.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Weight Loss: Cutting out sugar and starch is important due to the carbohydrates causing weight gain. Eating carbohydrates leads to the release of the fat-storage hormone insulin, which acts to remove nutrients from the bloodstream and store it as fat. Limiting sugar intake is a great starting point to start a weight loss process and boost overall health. ...Read more
Closely: If there any signs of add, adhd etcf. Then I would advise you to quit all forms of sugar. If he is completely normal for age, then limit it. Sugar isone of the most dangerous substances in the U.S. Because few know of its dangers. Please go to my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" and see the post entitled "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more
I want cut down on my sugar intake but the problem is I like eating sweets a lot. How to control my sugar intake?
Seek true food: Many times humans develop cravings when their nutritional needs are not being met. In nature, foods that are sweet or rich are laden with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. However in Western society, sweet and rich foods are vastly empty calories, devoid of nutrition. By seeking to eat true foods as occur in nature, especially whole plant-based foods, you will be satisfying your body's need. ...Read more
What does it mean when your bms feel sticky and tacky? They come out in glops and feel like they are sticky. Can sugar intake cause this?
See details: If you take in more calories than you burn, you gain weight. There is no set amount. ...Read more
It could: If you have diabetes or glucose intolerance, a high sugar intake may cause spilling of glucose into the urine. This would cause additional urine to be made. I this case it would act like a diuretic, resulting in a larger urine volume. Usually thirst accompanies this phenomenon. ...Read more