ITG Weight Loss Blog — Sugar

ITG Article - "Prediabetes: On the Rise in the US

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ITG Article - "Prediabetes: On the Rise in the US

What is prediabetes, and are you at risk? Prediabetes is a serious condition in which the body has a higher level of sugar or glucose in the bloodstream than normal, however it’s not quite high enough to be considered full-on diabetes. A very high percentage rate of those who are diagnosed with prediabetes ultimately end up developing Type 2 diabetes, which also puts them at risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, hearing loss, kidney issues, and skin conditions. Since there are no symptoms, most people who are prediabetic do not know they are. Over the past 20 years, the rates...

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ITG Article - "The Biochemical Fact's on Sucralose"

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ITG Article - "The Biochemical Fact's on Sucralose"

SUCRALOSE By John DeCosmo, D.O. Most of us are now aware that excess consumption of carbohydrates is associated with obesity and that sugar is a main contributor to the carbohydrate overload in America.  Because of this, many people think they have to give up sugary sweets in order to lose weight so they turn to artificial sweeteners.  So far, so good, yet there are pros and cons to consider with each product. There are several sweeteners in the marketplace and nearly all of them have negatives associated with them to some degree.  The best known sweetener is, of course, sugar. ...

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Article- "Added sugars: Don't get sabotaged by sweeteners"

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Article- "Added sugars: Don't get sabotaged by sweeteners"

Do you know how much sugar is in your diet? See why added sugars are a concern and how to cut back. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you're like many people, you're probably eating and drinking more sugar than you realize. That's because it's added to so many foods and beverages. Added sugar contributes calories but not nutrients. Some evidence links sugars to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, but the connection isn't entirely clear. Read on to learn more about added sugars and where they're commonly found. A few facts about sugar All sugar, whether natural or processed, is a...

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Article- "Added Sugars"

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Article- "Added Sugars"

Sugars in your diet can be naturally occurring or added. Naturally occurring sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose and glucose) and milk (lactose). Added sugars are sugars and syrups put in foods during preparation or processing, or added at the table. Foods Containing Added Sugars The major sources of added sugars are regular soft drinks, sugars, candy, cakes, cookies, pies and fruit drinks (fruitades and fruit punch); dairy desserts and milk products (ice cream, sweetened yogurt and sweetened milk); and other grains (cinnamon toast and honey-nut waffles). Too Much Sugar Isn't So Sweet for Your Health Many people...

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Video - Dr. Paul Mason - 'Reversing dementia with diet: a 2021 update'

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