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Old 10-20-2011, 05:08 AM
 
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What order are these best for health/anti-oxidants, etc.? I was using Orgo Raw Honey & Orgo Maple but now see Currants & Marmelade may have MORE anti-oxidants? Have no clue here.

All have high sugars (offset by nutrients though??) thus all can serve health purpose from what I see yet have no idea which, if I want keep bld sugar down, if any are ok?
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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What order are these best for health/anti-oxidants, etc.? I was using Orgo Raw Honey & Orgo Maple but now see Currants & Marmelade may have MORE anti-oxidants? Have no clue here.

All have high sugars (offset by nutrients though??) thus all can serve health purpose from what I see yet have no idea which, if I want keep bld sugar down, if any are ok?
So - what you are asking is - what natural sweetners are best for you, to keep your blood sugar down but also have anti-oxidant properties? Because if they are healthy sugars, they work better with your blood sugar?

I think the best thing would be to ask your doctor or nutritionist, or to do some research online and read different articles you find about each.

I know from what i have read, the healthiest natural sweetners are blackstrap molasses, agave syrup, pure maple syrup, raw sugar, stevia, and honey.

But i dont want to go ahead and say they are OK for your blood sugar. Check to be sure first
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:30 PM
 
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Don't think of "non-sugar" sugars as "more healthy." Think of them instead as "less unhealthy." It might be a matter of semantics, but it's also a matter of perspective. When you have a blood sugar problem, then sugar and carbs are ALL unhealthy, and the difference is only a matter of degree. Some are less unhealthy than others, but none of them are "healthy."

When your blood sugar drops low, a -small- amount of carb in the form of starch - such as a few bites of a chunk of bread, or a couple of saltines, or a couple of french fries, is all it takes in most cases to bring it back up to normal long enough for you to prepare a healthy meal for yourself.

When your blood sugar spikes up, in general, the only thing you can do other than medication, is to wait it out, and do some kind of physical activity such as jumps, or a sprint, or twisting side to side briskly, or jogging in place.

To prevent the spikes, you have to limit your carb intake. Sugars and starches especially. You don't necessarily have to eliminate them, but you have to restrict them. Don't have them in each meal, and don't eat too much in whichever meals you do choose to eat them in.

The specifics would be between you and your physician. But it's carbs that you need to watch out for, and sugar (in all its forms) is a carbohydrate.

Edited to add: I know this because I regularly experience blood sugar drops usually a half hour before my body wants its next meal. If I don't address that drop, I get nauseated, dizzy, sweaty, and disoriented. I also experience spikes. My blood sugar is -usually- normal, so there's really nothing I can do about this, other than to be aware of how I'm feeling compared with whether or not it's mealtime, and adjust accordingly. Mealtime, to me, is whenever my body tells me it's mealtime. If that's 7AM, then it's 7AM. If it isn't til 11:30, then that's when it is.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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Yep - i have low-blood sugar too - have had it for years.

Before i knew what it was, i had bad experiences at work and was scared to death!
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