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White Sugar Vs Raw Sugar
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
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
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
Today ate large egg salad sandwich cocoa out drink energy drink sugar free double cheese burger and non sweet tea. Is this too much carbs?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daily make a smoothie that is water, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt, c of cauliflower, c of blueberries & 1 tangerine. Too much sugar? don't drink soft drinks
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started taking the pill and I am on the first packet. I had one day left before i was supposed to take sugar pills. I started period and i pasted a thick tissue blob.It looked like raw meat.
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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