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Sugar Alcohol Vs Carbs
Im diabetes type 2, total cholesterol-140, hdl-4, ldl-88, fasting sugar 99, can I drink coffee w/o sugar. Will it increase cholesterol or 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
Not immediately: Excess sugars, lack of exercise and family history of diabetes can create a situation for you ;predisposing you to diabetes. Excessive weight can interfere with Insulin use in the body and lead to a type 2 diabetic situation. Loads of sugary drinks can interfere with proper utilization of carbohydrates and create other health related issues. ...Read more
Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sugars= simple carbs: Carbohydrates are molecules made solely of carbon, hydrogen ; oxygen. Sugars are simple carbohydrates that are used by our bodies for energy while larger, complex carbohydrates have many other roles in our bodies and are generally far healthier to eat than sugars. See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/carbohydrate for more details. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: The latest research has shown that diet and exercise and weight reduction are the biggest factors affecting pre-diabetes. There are some programs using a drug such as metformin in this condition. Best advice - keep your weight down and exercise regularly. Discuss the use of medication with your doctor if this does not do the whole job. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Protein: Low carbohydrate diets tend to emphasize higher amounts of protein to get into 'ketosis' (not the same as keto-acidosis). This is a 'fat-burning' state. Low carb diets must be low-calorie as well, however, to work. Low calorie-diets alone simply lower overall calorie intake but those calories could be in the form of carbohydrates, protein or fat. ...Read more
Sports protein drink: Any concern with saturated fat 1.5 mg; trans fat 0 mg; polyunsaturated fat 1gm; monounsaturated fat 4.5 mg. in 11 oz. drink.(?)
7 grams of fat: is quite a bit for a protein shake of 11 ounces. There begin is more monounsaturated fat (4.5) than saturated fat (1.5) is good. It is great that you are reading food labels. Keep looking around, you should be able to find a protein shake which contains less fat and no saturated fat. See photo of protein shake mix which contains 0 g fat and less than 1 g of sugar. ...Read more