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Does diet soda or sweet and low increase your blood sugar?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly but...

Most diet sodas have aspartame.
Sweet n'low has saccharin. Neither of these directly raise blood sugar but they cause weight gain ; increase diabetes risk! aspartame worsens Insulin sensitivity- see http://bit.Ly/1hylgyu ; http://ti.Me/ovdmhn also see http://bit.Ly/18u9wmo ; http://bit.Ly/1hvl28d i think anyone who wants to be healthy should avoid these- stevia xylitol, maltitol etc. Are better.

In brief: Not directly but...

Most diet sodas have aspartame.
Sweet n'low has saccharin. Neither of these directly raise blood sugar but they cause weight gain ; increase diabetes risk! aspartame worsens Insulin sensitivity- see http://bit.Ly/1hylgyu ; http://ti.Me/ovdmhn also see http://bit.Ly/18u9wmo ; http://bit.Ly/1hvl28d i think anyone who wants to be healthy should avoid these- stevia xylitol, maltitol etc. Are better.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: No, not sugar, study

https://www.healthtap.
com/#user_questions/6679417. There are no clinical trials proving any sweeteners, including stevia (a sugar), xylitol (a sugar), dextrose (a sugar), maltitol (a sugar), etc. are any better despite claims & marketing that they are. Look up their structure on Google images: e.g. "stevia molecule" & you will see similar structures: carbon molecules with many -OH side groups.

In brief: No, not sugar, study

https://www.healthtap.
com/#user_questions/6679417. There are no clinical trials proving any sweeteners, including stevia (a sugar), xylitol (a sugar), dextrose (a sugar), maltitol (a sugar), etc. are any better despite claims & marketing that they are. Look up their structure on Google images: e.g. "stevia molecule" & you will see similar structures: carbon molecules with many -OH side groups.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
At the same time, realize that the pancreas islet cells are under constant brain control. Thus is not just about the chemistry of compounds in food (commonly assumed) but also our Mind↔Brain↔Body control responses driving outcomes over time, including many issues well beyond current basic science understanding much less expensive, double-blind, placebo controlled, prospective trials of theories.
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