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Is brown sugar better than white for diabetes?

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients can eat sugar under specific conditions. White and brown sugar are pretty much identical (from a "diabetic" viewpoint) and they respectively have a Glycemic Index ...
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Why is natural sugar healthier than refined sugar?

To directly answer your question: it is not. "Natural" sugar is no healthier than "refined" sugar, and sugar in fruits is no healthier than sugar in juice. Sugar molecules are ...
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Correlation between carbonated drinks and IQ

Am I reading this right, that junk food and drinking soft drinks is correlated with higher intelligence quotient ? Does all that sugar beside its negative side effects (tooth decay, insulin highs) ...
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Are there scientific studies that support the daily usage of xylitol to prevent oral problems?

Original Answer This comes from my high-school chemistry book (in German): Hexanhexol (sorbitol) is common in apples, cherries and other fruits. The sweet taste comes from the OH-Groups within ...
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Is sugar in beverages worse than sugar in solid food (i.e. candy, chocolate) with respect to diabetes type 2

I assume by "(added) sugar intake from solid foods" you mean something like, "Is higher-than-average sugar consumption from foods (separate from beverages) associated with increased risk of Type II ...
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Why does a capped cracked tooth hurt when sugar hits it?

A tooth has two parts- crown and a root. Now going from outside to inside the crown portion has 3 layers- enamel, dentin and pulp. The root has 3 layers- cementum, dentin and pulp. Reference Now among ...
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Is there evidence that eating too much sugar can increase the risk of diabetes?

Consumption of carbohydrates is necessary to sustain life and mental health. Eating or drinking carbs stresses the body both when consuming too much or too little. Today's diabetic diet do include ...
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Is eating straight sugar ok, as long as I eat it with fiber?

In whole fruits, sugar is "embedded" in the fruit, not necessary chemically, but physically. It takes some time for the digestive system to extract sugar from the fruit, which slows down its ...
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Is there a link between fibromyalgia and sugar intake?

The following is what I have found, which shows promise on your hypothesis. Yanmaz, at al. (2012) found an increased prevalence rate of [Fibromyalgia Syndrome] in patients with [diabetes mellitus] ...
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Why are the percentages next to carbohydrates and sugar not identical, while their amount in grams is?

This is due to the fact that the recommended amount of sugar and the recommended amount of total carbs is different. I'll give an example using total fat and saturated fat (because in the US, where I'...
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How much sugar is in my UHT Milk?

No, that is incorrect. Liters are a measure of volume but grams are a measure of weight, so you need to convert 1 liter of milk to the weight of 1 liter of milk. (Your calculations would be correct ...
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Does excessive sugar intake cause diabetes?

A common conclusion from studies is that high intake of sugars is associated with increased risk of diabetes type 2, but it is not clear if this is due to sugar intake itself or due to associated ...
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Honey- Replacement of White Sugar?

Honey might be okey as long as you go the raw organic way. See «Why Consuming Honey Raw Is So Important» section. This honey is much better (from the nutrients point of view) because it has not ...
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Honey- Replacement of White Sugar?

Quote from "Toxic compounds in honey." (2014): (...) honey may contain compounds that may lead to toxicity. A compound not naturally present in honey, named 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), may be ...
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Does excessive sugar intake cause diabetes?

A JAMA study found that women nearly doubled their diabetes risk when they increased the number of sugar-added drinks they consumed from 1 or fewer a week to 1 or more per day over a 4-year period. ...
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Does a sugar-free diet really lead to more healthy state?

In the past years of study, sugar had seen to be one of the most disastrous substances to our health. Excessive intake of sugar can cause a lot of health issues like hypertension, diabetes, obesity ...
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Does the time of day of sugar consumption matter?

If you eat a substantial meal before exercising, you will burn slightly more calories than if you ate the same meal after exercising. The reason for this is that by eating before, you then have to ...
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Can you eat nuts after brushing?

After brushing your teeth, eventually you will have to eat again. And of course you can/may eat, for example nuts, after brushing your teeth. It depends on the timing. And of course: the way this ...
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Soda / Pop alternatives to appease desire for super sugary drinks

You have a job that requires concentration. The caffeine and sugar in the soda provide quick concentrated "brain food". I am not passing judgement on sugar and caffeine. I eat both of these things ...
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How do humans meet the brain’s glucose demand of 420kcal (105g sugar) per day on a healthy diet?

Most of your diet is carbohydrates, which are or can be directly converted into sugars, Vegetables, fruits, and grains are all primarily carbohydrates. Unless you are eating a exclusively animal based ...
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Starch recommendation based on research

There are a wide variety of starch sources, from refined flours with a high glycemic index (e.g. white crackers or bread) to whole grains and nuts with lower glycemic index, high fiber, and many other ...
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Why is the percentage of daily value for sugar omitted on US Nutrition Facts labels?

It seems that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently added guidance for "added sugars" as a part of enhancing the existing nutrition facts label. They differentiate between &...
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Is it possible to gain weight from only glucose?

Yes it is most certainly possible. Glucose can be metabolised to glycogen, but it can also be metabolised to fatty acids and triglycerides. Glucose is converted into Acetyl-CoA through the anaerobic ...
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What is the medical consensus regarding the effect sugar consumption has on health?

What is the medical consensus regarding the effect sugar consumption has on health? There is still no concensus about the effects of sugar intake on health, mainly due to lack of long-term randomized ...
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Do simple carbohydrates affect skin quality?

Yes, long-term eating of a large amount of simple carbohydrates may affect skin quality. Nutrition and aging skin: sugar and glycation (PubMed, 2010) The effect of sugars on aging skin is governed ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rep?

It is all down to the type of carbohydrates you consume. There are 2 main types of carbohydrate and they are simple carbs (sugars) and complex carbs (polysaccharides). Because of their structures, ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rep?

Correct me if I'm wrong but, the sort of sugar consumption that gets a bad rap is the consumption of simple sugars that result in empty calories. In other words, the consumption of sugar-laden, low-...
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Does the time of day of sugar consumption matter?

There does not seem to be a wealth of scientific research relating to the effects of meal timing on weight gain or other health metrics. The common conception is that a calorie is a calorie and there ...
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Honey- Replacement of White Sugar?

Honey is made of (in weight): 18% of water and 82% of sugars (and sugars are glucose and fructose in a fraction that depends on the honey kind, e.g. mixed honey, acacia honey, etc.) [ref.1] this ...
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