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Doctor insights on: Refined Sugar Vs Brown Sugar

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Is eating raw brown sugar better than white refined sugar ?

Is eating raw brown sugar better than white refined sugar ?

Sugar is Sugar is...: Nope. No difference at all in how your body perceives these sugars. Remember that sugar is the problem in obesity and that sugar should be limited when trying to live a healthy life style. ...Read more

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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch  and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more

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Is brown sugar good for loose weights or white sugar?

Is brown sugar good for loose weights or white sugar?

Neither one: Sugar in many foods can add unnecessary calories & cause weight gain. Limit sugary foods; read food labels for contents. Use sugar substitute like stevia or sweet & low. ...Read more

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Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Sweeteners: Don't have calories, i agree. The trouble is that our taste mechanism is made up of 6 stimulants--- sweet, sour bitter, salt, astringent, and metal. All god made food provides flavor from permutations and combinations of the 6. A single sweet input provides a jolt of pleasure that is addictive. It is brain signals that govern our ability to adapt to our environment. We need to obey diet rules. ...Read more

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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.

Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.

In general,: it is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster and the more it will increase blood glucose level. More complex carbohydrates tend to have lower GI than simple carbohydrates. Understanding GI can be very beneficial in controlling diabetes. A wealth of information about GI is available online. ...Read more

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Can large amounts of diet coke spike blood sugar?

Can large amounts of diet coke spike blood sugar?

No: But large amounts of diet coke will be bad for you when the nutrasweet breaks down to methanol and formaldehyde. Not to mention cause your bones to lose calcium and destroy your teeth. ...Read more

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Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more

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Is the sugar found in fruit juices natural or processed sugar?

Is the sugar found in fruit juices natural or processed sugar?

Juices: It can be either. See how sugar was added to the juice by reading nutritional labels. ...Read more

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Does eating red skin potatoes spike blood sugar?

Does eating red skin potatoes spike blood sugar?

May: Potatoes in general are high in carbohydrates, so they have the potential to cause a significant rise in blood sugar, especially if a large portion is consumed. ...Read more

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Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be. If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of sugar won't affect your diabetes. Why are you taking 4 grams of sugar? Are you really weighing it? ...Read more

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I have pre diabetes, can I use stevia or monk fruit or brown sugar instead of regular sugar?

I have pre diabetes,  can I use stevia or monk fruit or brown sugar instead of regular sugar?

Yes and no: It is not as much what but how much you consume. Life style changes including diet and especially exercise are the key to this "pre condition". I cannot emphasize the exercise part too much. Talk over an exercise plan with your physician -"don't overdo it!. You can lick this and prevent a lot of trouble down the road. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Fattening: Sugar is not too good. Fruit is OK. For more information please go online to "NuVal" and learn what foods are good, not so good, and bad for you. ...Read more

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What's the health difference between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

What's the health difference between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

Jury's out: Cane sugar is sucrose, which is made of glucose and fructose. Corn syrup is mainly fructose. The big problem is probably not from the molecule itself but from how it's added to everything because it is cheap. Processed food has so much added sweetener to make up for lack of flavor that we're addicted to it. ...Read more

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