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Sarcosine In Sugar Substitutes
No: you must read the labelsGet a more detailed answer ›
See below: Stevia is usually sugar-free... You have to learn to read the labels. Be careful because multi-dextran is a sugar, products, ending with the letters OSE are usually sugars. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact me. You can get a lot more firstname.lastname@example.org by reading our newsletters. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Glycemic index is…: …used to measure to what extent carbohydrate-containing foods can raise your blood sugar levels. It's not possible to measure the glycemic index of foods that don't contain carbohydrates, such as meat, fish, eggs & cheese. Sugar substitutes ( sucralose, aka splenda; acesulfame-potassium, aspartame and stevia) add very few carbs to your diet; thus their glycemic index is close to zero. ...Read more
Not enough research: Just yesterday, american heart association & american diabetes association published a joint scientific statement on use of non-nutritive sweeteners, including stevia. Bottomline, not enough human studies to determine good from bad. Check it out at http://circ.Ahajournals.Org/content/early/2012/07/09/cir.0b013e31825c42ee.Full.Pdf. ...Read more
Where to find more information regarding the link between sugar substitutes and the possibility of cancer?
Pubmed: If your are looking for very technical information, the best is to go to the original research articles. Those that are in pubmed are peer reviewed. Many are free, on line. Others you may need to get via a library. When you search, you may need to be specific or you can search for reviews on your topic. Finally, you can also go to the american cancer web site and search topics. ...Read more
Any health risks to taking sugar substitutes like aspartame, etc? I'm not diabetic. Just wondering if they do any harm.
Probably not: The two decade long aspartame scare has been orchestrated by a single militant who hides behind internat anonymity and has escaped legal action for making outrageously false statements only because no one can find him/her. Any high school chemistry teacher can point out the flaws in her chemistry. If you must drink sodapop, low-calories is far safer than the obesity caused by sugar. ...Read more
Am diabetic I have high chol 286 triglyceride 709 cutting sugars completely will help is sugar free and sugar substitutes are ok to take ?
High TG/Pancreatitis: High triglycerides >500 need to be lowered to prevent pancreatitis. In setting of diabetes, tg's are often increased, and managing both the lipid disorder and the diabetes is key when they co-exist. Seeing a good endocrinologist and possibly a lipidologist, along with a registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator (cde) completes a team needed for patients with diabetes and dyslipidemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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