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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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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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In terms of sugar are apples, carrots, white peaches & tomatoes good for diabetics?

In terms of sugar are apples, carrots, white peaches & tomatoes good for diabetics?

Good up to a point: Fruits are natural foods and are good, up to a point. Beyond that point, the sugars and starches in fruits will cause undesirably high blood sugars. One can study the websites on diabetic diets and make a list of all the foods he likes. He has to rank them according to how much or how likely they are to raise his blood sugar. It's ok to eat more of the foods that have less effect on blood sugar. ...Read more

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Does a grilled cheese sandwich help keep blood sugar up?

Does a grilled cheese sandwich help keep blood sugar up?

Diabetes Food choice: All type of foods increase after eating blood sugars. Simple carbohydrates like sugar and starches cause a rapid rise and fall. A mix of complex carbohydrate like whole grain bread, lower fat cheese and fats from grilling with low transfat oil provides a smoother rise and fall of blood sugar than would eating a high simple carbohydrate snack like processed cereal, chips, or crackers. ...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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Why does white bread have a higher GI (glycemic index) than whole grain bread?

Why does white bread have a higher GI (glycemic index) than whole grain bread?

Definition: The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore insulin levels.? Relative to your question, which bread has more fiber? Ref: http://www.glycemicindex.com/ ...Read more

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How many calories is 2 slices of white bread?

How many calories is 2 slices of white bread?

Unanswerable: That is way too broad. There are probably a million different breads. I would bet that if you look at the packaging of the bread it will tell you. But, it all depends on the ingredients, what the size of the slice is and a hundred other variables. ...Read more

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How could a seasoning with sugar and brown sugar have no calories?

How could a seasoning with sugar and brown sugar have no calories?

Not possible: Hi. Sugar (color doesn't matter) has 4 calories/gram. If the sugar goes in your mouth (most seasonings DO), you're getting calories! ...Read more

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Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Food and blood sugar: Any food can raise blood sugar. How much may vary with individual response, glycemic index of the food and medication. ...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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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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What disadvantage does white bread and refined sugar cause to our body?

What disadvantage does white bread and refined sugar cause to our body?

White bread n' sugar: White bread and sugar are quickly digested by the body. Both can cause spikes in blood glucose and a resulting insulin surge, leading to fat deposition, weight gain, increased lipid levels, oxidative stress and the so-called "metabolic syndrome". Such foods should form only a small part of one's daily caloric intake, if even any part at all. ...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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Any suggestions on which is more nutritious, simple sugar or raw sugar?

Any suggestions on which is more nutritious, simple sugar or raw sugar?

Neither: neither is nutritious, both contain sucrose which has no vitamins or minerals. it provides calories without the benefit of other nutrients you may need. too much of it may do more harm than good by replacing nutrient rich foods that you need ...Read more

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Is stevia in raw sugar be good/better or beneficial?

Is stevia in raw sugar be good/better or beneficial?

Stevia in the Raw: Stevia is an herbal sweetener (made from stevia leaf extract) that has no calories. It's also not a synthetic sugar substitute like aspartame, saccharine, or sucralose. Some feel that stevia has an "aftertaste, " so you'll need to experiment and see if you do. The "raw" product seems to be more sugar-like in taste than truvia or other more processed products. http://tinyurl.com/k3oygxg. ...Read more

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How is unrefined raw sugar vs splenda (sucralose) without maldrextin better for you?

How is unrefined raw sugar vs splenda (sucralose) without maldrextin better for you?

Neither: Neither is "better". Both are acceptable, especially in moderation. Sugar only has 4 calories/gram, so you really don't ingest that many calories from eating pure sugar -- rather from eating foods high in calories, particularly fats. Sugar calories, however, are "empty" calories because they contain no nutrition. ...Read more

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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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Can a person with low blood sugar successfully stay on the raw food diet? If so how can this be done.

Can a person with low blood sugar successfully stay on the raw food diet? If so how can this be done.

Please define: Hi. Please define "low blood su. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure, a coma? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real. I'd bet dollars to dimes you don't have "low blood sugar" unless you take insulin. So have at the raw food diet! Good luck! ...Read more

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Does consumption of raw turmeric daily helps in reducing blood sugar levels?

Not really: First of all, without piperine, a black pepper extract, turmeric is very poorly absorbed orally. Second, the therapeutic effects of turmeric are still inconclusive and is not the ideal way to lower blood sugar. A low glycemic index and load diet is far more preferable. ...Read more

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Is raw aloe vera jel is 100% safe for taking orally every day for controlling blood sugar level?

Is raw aloe vera jel is 100% safe for taking   orally  every day for controlling blood sugar level?

Extremely safe but..: I don't believe anything is "100% safe." one can die from drinking too much water and even excessive oxygen can be hazardous. Raw aloe vera gel is extremely safe but it is possible to be allergic to aloe, so i would not say it is 100% safe- but it is as safe or safer than any other drug or herb that treats diabetes. It can be very helpful- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more

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Is all sugar bad? E.g. Sugar in fresh fruit, or sugar in raw honey. Liver load in mind not so much weight loss. How much a day including from fruit ?

Is all sugar bad? E.g. Sugar in fresh fruit, or sugar in raw honey. Liver load in mind not so much weight loss. How much a day including from fruit ?

Low-glycemic fruitOK: Good question. Some fruit has much more sugar than others. Small fruits where you eat the peel have many health benefits (berries, cherries, grapes, apples) & don't increase blood sugar much, but tropical fruits/melons should be limited. Honey in moderation also has health benefits-as a sweetener better than sugar but don't eat for health! See http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/264667.php ...Read more

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My muscles and joints hurt everyday along with strong smelling urine. I drink plenty of water eat 80 percent raw could sugar n fruit b hurting me?

My muscles and joints hurt everyday along with strong smelling urine. I drink plenty of water eat 80 percent raw  could sugar n fruit b hurting me?

Muscle pain: Need to answer several questions. How hard & often do you exercise? Do you have a uti? Do you have arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, connective tissue disorder? Excess protein? Balanced diet? Kidney function? Electrolyte imbalance? Check u/a & lytes with pcp. ...Read more

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Sugar problem high?

Let me help: Diabetes is a condition where the glucose or sugar levels are too high in the blood. Go and check it out to be sure. ...Read more

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How to control sugar?

How to control sugar?

Diet properly: Educating yourself to the proper diet and exercise regimen is the best way to control your blood sugar (diabetes). Carbohydrates and concentrated sweets should be avoided if diabetic. Getting to know your body, the signs and symptoms of high and low sugars, and being compliant with your docotrs advice/rx's/testing and visits will help you stay well. God bless. ...Read more

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How is sugar bad for you?

How is sugar bad for you?

Glucose + fructose: Table sugar is a disaccharide composed of the sugars mentioned above. The body processes fructose via a route which metabolizes into fat. Avoid table sugar when possible and especially high fructose corn syrup. ...Read more

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How to cut down on sugars?

How to cut down on sugars?

Read ingredients: read labels on products you buy and try to decrease your intake of sugars. for example, orange juice has 29 grams of sugar in 8 ounce serving, Either decrease your portion size, or go for a natural orange. An orange only has 17 grams of sugar. ...Read more

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How much sugar is too much?

How much sugar is too much?

Try low glycemic: As a rule you want to eat many fruits and vegetables a day, with natural sugars. What you want to avoid is processed sugars in soda, candy, and many snack foods in boxes. Avoid Corn Syrup. I like the 90/10 rule that nutritionists use, goal 90% of diet healthy, and live a little, don't worry about the other 10%. ...Read more

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Why does sugar make us fat?

Why does sugar make us fat?

Insulin: high simple sugars in the diet raises your insulin abruptly which causes the deposition of the sugar as fat, in the liver, in the muscles and in areas such as the stomach, thighs. To avoid this, a diet high in fiber and low in processed foods and simple sugars is best. Best of health to you. ...Read more

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Will sugar make you cranky?

Not likely: It may energize you and give you more force for crankiness if you were cranky anyway, but it will not induce crankiness. ...Read more

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Why don't I get sugar highs?

Why don't I get sugar highs?

Nobody does!: "Sugar high" is an urban myth and I don't get them either. Nobody does, really. Research definitely shows that eating sugar, the amount of sugar in the blood, and rapidly rising sugar levels have no effect on mental status, activity level, or feeling high. Any such effects are psychological, or by moms who believe that's the cause of their kids acting hyper from time to time. So you're normal. ...Read more

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Are double sugars bad for us?

No: The body breaks down double sugars like lactose into glucose and galactose. It uses the glucose for energy. Everything in moderation. Try not to have too much sugar in your diet. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of sugar?

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What are the benefits of sugar?

Few: With the rise in obesity and diabetes in this country sugar truly has few benefits, especially in any excess. ...Read more

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