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Should I buy coke with sugar or high fructose corn syrup?

Should I buy coke with sugar or high fructose corn syrup?

Not too much: Coke and other soft drinks tend to promote obesity. A ice cold coke every now and then is not a big problem, but regular soft drink consumption is not a conducive to good weight control. ...Read more

Fructose (Definition)

Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants (fruits, vegetables, sugar cane and honey). Fructose is absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Since 1970 high fructose corn syrup has been increasingly used in the food industry. Excess fructose consumption has been linked to Insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic ...Read more


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Are fruit juices with high fructose corn syrup unhealthy for my child?

Are fruit juices with high fructose corn syrup unhealthy for my child?

Absolutely!: Milk and water are the only fluids kids need to drink. Juice, soda, sugared drinks of any type only introduce empty calories. "no sugar added" fruit juice is a food industry trick because all juices have their own sugars. 8 oz of orange juice has the equivalent of nearly 8 tsp of sugar! a 12 oz soda has nearly 10 tsp of sugar. High fructose corn syrup is particularly unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is there a high fructose corn syrup -free diet that I can get on?

Is there a high fructose corn syrup -free diet that I can get on?

Yes: Just keep reading the ingredient labels on every food item you buy. Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Choose from local, organic, or homemade foods and you will have greater control over your intake of hfcs. It is not impossible (or even challenging) to eliminate hfcs from you diet. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Wanted to know if cheerios contain high fructose corn syrup?

Wanted to know if cheerios contain high fructose corn syrup?

Read the label!: Hi. I have all my patients learn to read the ingredients label on food (I do it myself too). That's why it's there! Get in the habit of using it! ...Read more

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Is it advisable to completely avoid drinks with high fructose corn syrup?

Not necessarily: You are unlikely to be "allergic" to this sugar and although it has a high calorie to sweetness ratio it is just a simple food source. A diet composed of high quality carbohydrates fats and proteins is likely to support the healthiest lifestyle. However, an occasional intake of this sugar source is of no consequence to most. ...Read more

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Is there a high fructose corn syrup-free diet that I can get on?

Is there a high fructose corn syrup-free diet that I can get on?

Lots: Corn syrup is common in processed foods, but not in all, in general eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, avoiding heavily sweetened processed foods will help avoid fructose/corn syrup. ...Read more

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Does sliced bread with high fructose corn syrup, have a large, unhealthy amount, or a trivial amount?Bread has very little sugar, curious if bad for you.

Bread: Is unhealthy on many levels. High fructose corn syrup is, obviously, not great but the grains used to make bread cause a variety of other issues. Bread made from wheat has been shown to raise blood sugar and to cause inflammation. Wheat gets broken down into sugar (even if there is no sugar added). Wheat also contains gluten, which is addictive and inflammatory. Books: grain brain / wheat belly. ...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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What do you think of the commercial products with high fructose corn syrup?

What do you think of the commercial products with high fructose corn syrup?

HFCS: Don't eat them. There are masny healthy, natural sweeteners on the market. Refined corn syrup is just as dangerous as white sugar. ...Read more

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What jam or jelly doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup?

Few: Tough to find...Have to search. Look in organic or health food section. ...Read more

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Is high fructose corn syrup worse for kids than sugar?

Is high fructose corn syrup worse for kids than sugar?

No: There's been a lot of hype. The truth is, hfcs is 55% fructose and 45%glucose. Sucrose (table sugar) is about 50%fructose and 50%glucose. Glucose is used by our bodies as is. Fructose, on the other hand, requires processing by the liver to be used by the body. I recommend avoiding foods that contain a lot of either one. You get plenty of sugar in natural foods;you really don't need either one. ...Read more

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I'm pre-diabetic, hence told to avoid "bad" carbs, sugar or anything with high glycemic load. So are bananas a bad idea? What about orange juice?

I'm pre-diabetic, hence told to avoid "bad" carbs, sugar or anything with high glycemic load.  So are bananas a bad idea?  What about orange juice?

Pre-diabetic: I am never comfortable with the term "pre-diabetic". Either you have diabetes or you don't. That said, this would be a good time for you to go online and learn more about carbs and calories. Bananas are OK. ...Read more

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If my blood sugar goes too low should I take milk or orange juice? I'm a diabetic.

If my blood sugar goes too low should I take milk or orange juice? I'm a diabetic.

Juice definitely: Milk has fat and its lactose content has to bee broken down first before it can be utilized by your body. During an acute hypoglycemic episode, you need fast and quick relief that can only be delivered by simple glucose such as simple juice or glucose tablets/hard candy. ...Read more

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Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Neither: There is no evidence that any of those dietary restrictions are helpful during pregnancy. Avoiding excessive weight gain is great, but your goal for weight gain depends on your starting weight. If you are already obese (BMI > 30), then you should gain very little weight during the pregnancy, and eating a low calorie, low carb diet can help. You should NOT try to lose weight, though! ...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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How harmful is high fructose corn syrup for your health?

How harmful is high fructose corn syrup for your health?

Fructose?: Humans have a limit to how much fructose the bowel can absorb at any given time. If you max out this limit, the fructose stays in the bowel and causes pain, bloating, and diarrhea. This is not dangerous, however. Just uncomfortable. The real health problem with hfcs is that because of its sugar contents, it is a major contributor to obesity and its consequences such as type ii diabetes. ...Read more

Coke (Definition)

Coke is a term for the illegal drug cocaine, which provides a stimulant effect ...Read more