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Is sugar free candy healthy to eat?

Is sugar free candy healthy to eat?

Probably not: Sugar free candy is a way to get some of the joy and satisfaction that you might get from sugared candy, without the sugar and calories. It is a substtute for this and not a source of nutrition. So it is not "healthy' to eat but can satisfy the craving without the calories. ...Read more

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Is chewing sugar free gum bad for you?

Is chewing sugar free gum bad for you?

No: Too much of anything can be harmful, but in moderation, there is nothing wrong with enjoying some sugar free gum. Chewing it after meals can actually stimulate salivary flow which is actually good for your teeth. ...Read more

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Is sugar free redbull bad for my health?

Is sugar free redbull bad for my health?

If you have too much: Too much of anything is not good for you. That drink has a lot of caffeine. More than one caffeinated drink of any kind a day can be too much for some people, and even one can be too much for some. Discuss this with your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Are there alternatives to sugar free gum?

Are there alternatives to sugar free gum?

Sugar free gum: Although I do not recommend chewing gum because of the stress it puts on the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ), for those who do, I recommend gum that contains xylitol. It actually reduces the number of cavity forming bacteria in your mouth. But, this important, for it to work effectively, you need to ingest 2 grams per day, so check the labels carefully. ...Read more

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Can you eat sugar free yogurt if dibetic?

Can you eat sugar free yogurt if dibetic?

Yes: It's not the sugar, it's the calories. You can eat anything as long as it's within your caloric allotment and you eat less than you burn off, so you'll lose weight. Eat a healthy diet, just eat less of it. ...Read more

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Is it true that fruit extract is sugar free?

Is it true that fruit extract is sugar free?

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

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Could sugar free icebreakers cause cavities?

Could sugar free icebreakers cause cavities?

Probably not: Sugar is the most common cause of cavities and a sugar free ice breaker is better than an ice breaker with sugar in avoiding cavities. There is some indication that xylotol may help prevent cavities. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a sugar free diet at my age?

Is it safe to go on a sugar free diet at my age?

Probably: Though you do not mention your age. Going on a sugar free diet is always ok, unless you are malnourished. ...Read more