Are Sugar Substitutes Good For Diabetics?

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5 Best Sugar Substitutes : Healthy Sugar Substitutes - VitaLife Show 303 https://youtu.be/iCBEHVKhsFc Episode 303 In todays episode Dr. Janine Bowring, ND shares with us her 5 best sugar substitutes. These recommendations are the best sugar alternatives to your regular sweetener. Table sugar is a common sweetener we use or consume on a daily basis, most sugar used worldwide is made from genetically modified corn and sometimes beets. High fructose corn syrup is commonly used and hidden in almost every processed food, not to mention it is super high on the glycemic index, which means that it spikes your insulin levels. Read your labels, not only the nutrition facts but also the ingredient listings and do your best to avoid high fructose corn syrup. If you are looking for a healthier way to sweeten your foods, whether it is adding sweetness to your baked goods, beverages, smoothies, protein shakes, or your coffee/tea here are the 5 best healthy sugar alternatives: 1. Dates, some of the health benefits of dates include that they are super high in fiber, which is good for balancing your blood sugar levels. Dates are high in minerals such as potassium; this helps to decrease those insulin spikes in your blood sugar. You can use dates as a healthy sugar alternative in your smoothies or baking for natural sweetness. 2. Stevia, a popular sugar alternative to add to baking or your coffee and/or tea. Stevia is from the Asteraceae group of plants. Some people say that if you have an allergy to ragweed, you may have a sensitivity to stevia. Stevia is actually two to three hundred times sweeter than regular sugar, yet it does not spike your insulin and does not have a negative impact on your body. 3. Monk fruit, this was used by Buddhist monks in the 13th century, it is made from a gourd which looks like a melon and is about 200 time sweeter than regular sugar. Therefore, you need a very small amount, this natural sweetener can be difficult to find but is becoming more available. Monk fruit can be used as a healthy sugar alternative for coffee, tea, smoothies, and/or baking. 4. Honey, in small amounts it is very healthy for us. Honey contains a lot of fructose and is therefore very sweet. The best kind of honey to look for is unpasteurized and organic. 5. Coconut sugar is our number 5 best sugar substitutes. It is becoming more popular, and it is lower on the glycemic index than table sugar. Some other health benefits of coconut sugar are that it contains Vitamin C, Zinc and other minerals such as magnesium and potassium. Use organic coconut sugar to sweeten your coffee/tea or use in your baking as well. Join us next time here at the VitaLife show for more great videos! Check out these videos from The VitaTree Health Show: How to Kill Parasites and Human Intestinal Worms Naturally - VitaLife Show Episode177 https://youtu.be/C725AnObhjM How to make a castor oil Pack: https://youtu.be/3N7Mn2HJw3g How To Do An Easy Full Body Detox - VitaLife Show Episode 265 https://youtu.be/hPIECMYNHoA How to Kill H.Pylori Naturally - VitaLife Show Episode 221 https://youtu.be/G52td9Izodg -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How To Do An Easy Full Body Detox - VitaLife Show Episode 265" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPIEC... -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

The Best Sugar Substitutes For People With Diabetes

With a low to no calorie sugar count, artificial sweeteners may seem like a treat for people with diabetes. But recent research suggests that artificial sweeteners may actually be counterintuitive. Especially if you’re looking to manage or prevent diabetes. In fact, the increased consumption of these sugar substitutes may correlate to the increase of obesity and diabetes cases. The good news is that there are sugar alternatives you can choose from. You’ll still want to count your intake for glucose management, but these options are far better than the marketed “sugar-free” products. Stevia Stevia is a FDA approved low-calorie sweetener that has anti-oxidant and anti-diabetic properties. Unlike artificial sweeteners and sugar, stevia can suppress your plasma glucose levels and significantly increase glucose tolerance. It’s also technically not an artificial sweetener. That’s because it’s made from the leaves of the stevia plant. Stevia also has the ability to: increase insulin effect on cell membranes increase insulin production stabilize blood sugar levels counter mechanics of type 2 diabetes and its complications You can find stevia under brand names like: PureVia Su Continue reading >>

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Sugars, Sugar Substitutes And Sweeteners: Natural And Artificial

If you’re living with diabetes, or even if you’re not, you might think sweet foods are a barrier to your healthy, balanced diet. As a general rule,everyone should be eating less sugar– but sometimes, only something sweet will do. If want to lose weight, or you’re trying to keep your blood glucose levels stable, you may want to know whether artificial sweeteners could help. If you browse around your local supermarket, you’ll see a huge range of sweeteners on offer, so it can be baffling to know which, if any, to go for. So in this section we'll take you through: Sweeteners are ingredients that are added to food to enhance sweetness. They can be grouped in different ways: One way is to loosely group sweeteners as: sugar or sugar substitutes.Another way to group sweeteners is whether the sweetener is: natural or artificial. One of the most useful ways of grouping sweeteners is to look at those that have nutritive value, ie nutritive sweeteners, and those without nutritive value, ie non-nutritive or ‘low-calorie’ sweeteners. Nutritive sweeteners There are different types of nutritive sweeteners, but they all contain carbohydrate and provide calories. They are usually refe Continue reading >>

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    Drinking water at night before taking a fasting glucose test in the morning

    I read on Web MD that drinking less than 8 hours before a fasting blood test can affect results. Does this include drinking water?
    I'm 63, male, and often will get up 1-2 times in the middle of the night to urinate. I've started drinking a couple swallows of water each time, to hydrate and allow the body to eliminate toxins. What does everyone think of that? Will this affect test results?

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    My doctor says it's OK to drink clear, calorie free liquids before a fasting glucose test. She would prefer that than for me to be dehydrated.

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Artificial sweeteners could increase the risk of developing type two diabetes, research suggests.Scientists found consuming high quantities of the sweeteners - which are used in diet drinks, breakfast cereals and chewing gum - changes the way the body responds to sugar.The research team from George Washington University believe obese people - the very group most likely to use artificial sweeteners - are particularly at risk from their use.The scientists carried out a series of tests, both on cells in petri dishes and live human volunteers, which raised concerns about the effect of sweeteners on the body's metabolism.They found drinking the equivalent of four cans of diet fizzy drinks a day noticeably increased fat accumulation - a risk factor for type two diabetes.The team, which presented their findings at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, believe artificial sweeteners increase the speed at which sugar is absorbed into blood cells.Healthy people finely manage glucose levels in their blood stream - releasing insulin after eating, for example, which transfers sugar from the blood into the liver and muscles.But if there is too much glucose in the blood the body cannot keep up - a problem known as insulin resistance, one of the main elements of type two diabetes.The researchers placed sucralose, a widely used sweetener, together with cells taken from human fat.They left these cells in dishes for 12 days, and found increased expression of genes that are markers of fat production and inflammation.Dr Sabyasachi Sen said: 'Our stem cell-based studies indicate that low-calorie sweeteners promote additional fat accumulation within cells compared with cells not exposed to these substances, in a dose-dependent fashion - meaning that as the dose of sucralose is increased more cells showed increased fat droplet accumulation.Worldwide, there are believed to be around 380 million sufferers. In Britain this has topped 3.8 million, a figure that continues to rise. The World Health Organization issued a warning to say the world is facing 'a growing diabetes epidemic of potentially devastating proportions' in 2004. Since 1996, the number of people living with diabetes has more than doubled. The rapid escalation remains of great concern to health bodies. Type 2 diabetes is caused by having too much glucose in the blood because the body's way of turning it into energy is not working properly. As the condition progresses, sufferers often need to maintain a healthy diet, exercise and a combination of medications to manage it. Controlling blood sugar levels are also considered to be the key to reducing the risk of life-changing complications for those already diagnosed. Someone's life expectancy with type 2 diabetes is likely to be reduced as a result of the condition, by up to 10 years, it is believed.'This most likely occurs by increasing glucose entry into cells through increased activity of genes called glucose transporters.'The researchers saw AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/art...

Artificial Sweeteners Raise Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests

Artificial sweeteners, which many people with weight issues use as a substitute for sugar, may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research. The study was small and the detailed results have not yet been published, but experts said its findings fitted with previous research showing an association between artificial sweeteners and weight gain. Type 2 diabetes is linked to obesity and rates of the disease are soaring around the world. Its complications, if it is not controlled, can include blindness, heart attacks and strokes. The study was carried out by researchers at the University of Adelaide, in Australia, who wanted to investigate whether large amounts of no-calorie artificial sweeteners altered the ability of the body to control the levels of glucose in the blood. Some of the 27 healthy volunteers who were recruited for the study were given the equivalent of 1.5 litres of diet drink a day, in the form of capsules of two different sweeteners, sucralose and acesulfame K. They took the capsules three times a day for two weeks, before meals. The others in the study were given a placebo. Tests at the end of the two weeks showed that the body’s response t Continue reading >>

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    How long did it take you to get your blood sugar down to a normal range?

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 3 weeks ago with an A1c of 11. Since then, I have been counting my carbohydrates with a daily target of about 45 a meal. I have also been taking 500mg of Metformin twice a day. I test myself first thing in the morning and 2 hours after dinner each night. My numbers are slowly coming down, but so slowly! My morning readings were around 230-250 right after the diagnosis. This morning, my reading was 195. It seems to be going down, but at the same time I am worried that this is not happening fast enough. Tell me about your journey…how long did it take you to bring your numbers down?

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    A little about me: I've been type 1 for 42 years. The last 5 years I've been having problems. Age (over 65), lack of movement & just plain over eating junk has been my problem. At 55 I had my own Harley! So, today I have hip, knee & lower back pain, always. My endocrinologist is bearing with me. A1C is 9. As told, I try to walk but it creates the pain to start. I have equilibrium problems with walking, using a cane to steady myself. Even my housework suffers. I used to clean my apartment in 1 day, now it takes that long just to clean the bathroom, hahaha. I've had PT. I know what to do but, as some have mentioned, the initiative is't there. I live alone, got rid of my 17 year old car because of work needed. My son does help me a lot, but he's not here always because of work. I also have diabetic unawareness and he has come in to find me passed out and called 911. Many of my problems are now stemming from no money, only social security. I have some help with prescriptions and gas & electric and charity care at the local hospital. Diabetes is hard to manage with stress and inactivity. I stopped working my PT job in 2013 for health reasons. I take 2 different types of insulin. I need to take small amounts every time I eat something/anything, such as a snack, but of course more with a meal. I take a different insulin for overnight. When asked how I'm doing, what else can you say but good, thanks. This is my first time telling this in this type of forum. No need to reply but thanks for listening.

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    l wanted to know …say you just had a piece of pie that shot your sugar up to 240…how long in hours would you have to work out to get it back to a normal range…

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