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Can refer to: cane sugar, sucrose, dextrose, fructose, or another kind of sweetener. Generally a sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, used as sweetener in food and drink.

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What is the medical consensus regarding the effect sugar consumption has on health?

"Sugar" here means commonly consumed sugars: glucose, fructose, sucrose and HFCS. Is eating sugar always bad? Can it be eaten in moderation and present no risk to diabetes and other issues? Or should ...
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Is brown sugar better than white for diabetes?

As we know that diabetic patient does not eat sugar(white sugar) because the blood sugar level is not controlled.So,can a diabetic patient use brown sugar in replacement of white sugar? can brown ...
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Starch recommendation based on research

I am trying to identify daily recommended/suggested values based on research. I understand the values differ for each person and therefore no absolutes can be drawn but I am trying to identify ...
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Is there a link between fibromyalgia and sugar intake?

I've seen 2 women suffering from a fibromyalgic syndrome who tried to drastically suppress all sugar in their diet. The pain went from 7/10 to 3/10. After some reviews on forums I found other cases ...
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Soda / Pop alternatives to appease desire for super sugary drinks [closed]

I'm a 29 year old pop lover... I have 3-4 cans (12 fl oz) per day of Mtn Dew or Pepsi. I know I need to cut back on all the sugar. What types of drinks can serve as a tasty replacement that can ...
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Do simple carbohydrates affect skin quality?

Does eating simple carbohydrates affects the skin quality ? Will it make skin dark, old, dull, dry, wrinkled, saggy, or cause fine lines or age spots?
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How do humans meet the brain’s glucose demand of 420kcal (105g sugar) per day on a healthy diet?

How do humans meet the brain’s glucose demand of 420kcal (105g sugar) per day on a healthy diet? Wouldn't the protein demand in case of gluconeogenesis be tremendous? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...
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Why are the percentages next to carbohydrates and sugar not identical, while their amount in grams is?

I found this "declaration of nutritients" on my soda can (excerpt): amount | 100 ml | 330 ml | * ----------------+---------+---------+-------- carbs | 10.6 g | 35 g | 13% -...
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Sugar stops toothache

My brother currently has two serious toothaches. (Yes, he's scheduled for the dentist.) He noticed, though, that eating bread makes the pain stop. Later, he noticed that sugar works much better. ...
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How do you estimate glucose and sucrose levels of a food product?

Is it possible to estimate approximately what the percentage of glucose and the percentage of sucrose is in a food product, simply by looking at the ingredients and nutritional information?
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Does free sugar intake before meals cause more adverse effects than after them?

The WHO gives sugar intake recommendations in terms of percentage of energy intake. That, combined with some popular wisdom makes the think that it isn't the same if I eat, say a chocolate bar, before ...
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Is sugar in beverages worse than sugar in solid food (i.e. candy, chocolate) with respect to diabetes type 2

Most studies which find a link between sugar intake and risk of type 2 diabetes focus on sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) intake, presumably because SSB's allow for a high sugar intake without feeling ...
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Can you eat nuts after brushing?

I recall from a commercial that brushing is to get rid of plaque, and the point of getting rid of plaque is to stop it from producing acid with sugars. So what if I don't eat sugars? Does that mean ...
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The most confusing concepts in weight loss

Here are some of the subjects that I found so confusing : Try to eat good Carbs/Sugar not the bad ones (simple / complex ): Checked internet and from what I understood that they are quite similar ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rep?

Most reputable health organizations (if not all) recommend keeping your daily intake of sugar to as low as possible. At the same time, these same organizations acknowledge that carbohydrates are an ...
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Does aspartame cause the body to absorb more sugar?

I was told that one problem with many sugar substitutes is that the body thinks they are sugar, and the processes that it uses to absorb sugar from the blood stream are therefore triggered. This means ...
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Correlation between carbonated drinks and IQ

I was searching the correlation between drinking soft drinks and IQ, because I wanted to verify if countries that drank a lot of coke/soft drinks were more likely to have more intelligent populations (...
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Are there scientific studies that support the daily usage of xylitol to prevent oral problems?

Since more than 2 years I'm consuming birch sugar (xylitol) instead of sugar for basically everything and I try to avoid any product which contains sugar. Note that I wasn't consuming too many things ...
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Why do non-sugary cereals contain twice the iron of sugary cereals?

I've noticed a pattern that sugary and non-sugary cereals are typically enriched with the same levels of every vitamin EXCEPT iron, which is typically twice as high in the non-sugary cereals. Here ...
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Does High Fructose Corn Syrup show up in the sugar value on Nutrition Facts?

I noticed some sodas have a sugar value of say 35g. Then under sweeteners they list Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup. Is the HFCS part of that 35g or is that 35g of actual sugar and then an ...
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Does the time of day of sugar consumption matter?

If a person consumed 4-5 pieces of fruit each morning before working out in the afternoon, would they see different results (weight gain or anything else) than eating those same 4-5 pieces of fruit in ...
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Does bubble tea have any health benefits? [closed]

There are lots of bubble tea shops around where I live and so I get bubble teas pretty often. But the drinks are usually pretty sweet. Do these bubble teas actually have any health benefits? Or are ...
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Does a sugar-free diet really lead to more healthy state?

I have a friend who is trying to get rid of everything with a high sugar content. He doesn't add sugar to tea, coffee, milk. Things like Coke (and all similar drinks), cakes, candies (sweets), cookies,...
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Is eating straight sugar ok, as long as I eat it with fiber?

According to a quick Google search, a mango has 46 grams of sugar (primarily fructose). Now from what I understand, eating fruit isn't an issue, primarily because of the fiber that slows the sugar ...
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How much sugar is in my UHT Milk?

Many forms of UHT milk contain sugar, however, the packaging I have does not give a specific gram content. But they do give a percentage of sugar in the ingredients section. Can I calculate the amount ...
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Does excessive sugar intake cause diabetes? [duplicate]

Assuming no weight gain, does a large amount of refined sugar intake increase the risk of diabetes? To put it another way: In theory, if you took two identical subjects, and they each consumed the ...
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Does it help to add fiber to sugary foods?

One of the problems with fruit juice is that it provides all the sugar with almost none of the fiber to help slow the absorption of sugar in the body. If fiber is added back to the fruit juice before ...
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How do “Zero Calorie Energy Drinks” work? (Or do they?)

I saw a can of "Sugar Free (Energy Drink Brand)" once and figured someone had done a fake product joke. Then I found it was a real product. "Maybe it just tastes like (Energy Drink Brand) and isn't an ...
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Honey- Replacement of White Sugar?

Recently i have decided to switch from white sugar to Honey and i was wondering if there is any scenario in which using honey can be harmful? Like in baking or mixing with some other eatable thing?
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Fructose from the Seminal Vesicles

I have been contemplating how chronic gut-originating infestations such as Candida overgrowth and Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) link to symptoms in the male reproductive system, i.e., ...
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Is there a difference between raw-eaten and dispersed sugar? [closed]

I've always wondered this one question: If in one liter of Coca-Cola there is a 30 sugarcubes equivallent, how is it possible for the fastfoods to make it from a little of powder? So is the ...
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50:50-sugar-fat mixture and weight gain. New research? [closed]

A couple of years ago I saw a BBC Horizon television documentary about sugar and fat. One section mentioned three experiments performed by Dr Paul Kenny in which rats were given their ordinary rat ...
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Can someone be both prediabetic and hypoglycemic?

Hypoclycemia seems to have several distinct causes, depending on whether you are diabetic or not. If you are diabetic, you can apparently become hypoglycemic if you're taking too much insulin. If you'...
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Effects from changing up the type of carbohydrates consumed

What change, if any, would the types of carbohydrate being consumed have on body composition and mental state? For example, I have a 3100 calorie per day diet. Those 3100 calories are equally spread ...
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How much sucralose does Powerade Zero contain? Why does that information not appear to be provided?

I recently discovered Powerade Zero, which apparently has zero sugar / zero calories and is artificially sweetened by sucralose. Normally when I'm concerned about sugar content (which is basically ...
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Added sugar RDI for a performing athlete

What is the recommended DI of glucose/added sugars for a performing athlete, say, participating in a high intensity sport? According the American Heart Association an average male is recommended 37.5 ...
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How long does it take for the simple sugars in a drink to reach the bloodstream?

We are talking about 24g of sugar in Kool Aid Jammers. Does the sugar enter the stream nearly instantaneously or does it take a while? 10 minutes? 30?
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Are all sugars detrimental to health when consumed in the quantity of common processed foods?

Are fructose, glucose, and high fructose corn syrhop all damaging to health if consumed in portions common to processed foods? I hope for some clarification on what types of sugars are not found in ...
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Why is the percentage of daily value for sugar omitted on US Nutrition Facts labels?

Why does the Sugars category not have a %DV column on US Nutrition Facts Labels? On Nutrition Facts labels in the US, almost every major category of nutrient has a daily value. Sugars, which appears ...
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Is high fructose corn syrup bad for you?

There are a lot of conflicting messages on high fructose corn syrup. In popular media, it is frequently demonized as a hidden danger or silent killer that should be avoided at all costs. From 5 ...
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How do artificial sweeteners affect weight loss?

One common suggestion when trying to lose weight is to switch from sugary sodas and juices to zero-calorie drinks, such as water and diet soda. Do the artificial sweeteners in diet products affect ...
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Can food be addictive?

Is there any scientific literature investigating physical and psychological addiction to food? like e.g. sugar, refined flour, etc. Some studies, like this one talk about this subject but I'm ...
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Does having too much sugary things cause headaches?

Is it true that eating too much sugar say for example doughnuts can give you headaches?
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Does sugar cause children to become hyperactive?

When I was younger, I was told not to have too much sugar (candy, soda, ice cream - anything sweet really) because I would get too hyper and I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. I never really felt ...
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What are the most common sources of added sugars?

I am also interested in removing as much added sugar from my diet as possible, however I am unfamiliar with what constitutes an added sugar when I look at an ingredient label. Other than the ...
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Which are the effects of removing sugars from a balanced diet for an otherwise healthy person

What effects would removing sugars from a balanced diet have on an otherwise healthy person have? I've heard that both refined and natural sugars can have a negative impact in the body. Is it safe to ...
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Is it safe to stop consuming sugars? [duplicate]

I've heard that consuming sugars can induce many different health problems. I wouldn't really mind excluding them from my diet, but would it be safe? Or do we have a minimum sugar requirement?
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Why is natural sugar healthier than refined sugar?

The WHO recently published this recommendation regarding sugar consumption: Keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and tooth ...
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Is there evidence that eating too much sugar can increase the risk of diabetes?

I'm sure this question is asked a lot. I asked it of two different doctors myself recently, one of them a diabetes specialist. They both said that causing too much sugar did increase the risk. Neither ...