ITG Diet Blog — Sugar

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

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

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....

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Article -"How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?"

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Article -"How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?"

By Locke Hughes Medically Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian, MD on April 06, 2022 Chances are you already know that eating too much sugar isn’t good for you. Yet you’re probably still overdoing it. Americans average about 270 calories of sugar each day, that’s about 17  teaspoons a day, compared to the recommended limits of about 12 teaspoon per day or 200 calories. Sugary drinks, candy, baked goods, and sweetened dairy are the main sources of added sugar. But even savory foods, like breads, tomato sauce, and protein bars, can have sugar, making it all too easy to end up with a surplus of the sweet stuff....

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

Posted by Brittney Casalina on

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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