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SoulOfKoRea
06-05-2003, 06:25 PM
On a nutritional label, say it lists total kCals at 100 with 10 grams coming from protein(40 Cals), 4 grams from fats(36 Cals), and the remaining 24 Cals are from carbs(6 grams), BUT* for carbs it states that it has 0g dietary fiber, and 0g sugar, what are the carbohydrates contained in this food then? starches?

bryancore
06-05-2003, 07:20 PM
Yep, anything from starches, flour, glycerin.. whatever.

bradley
06-06-2003, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by SoulOfKoRea
On a nutritional label, say it lists total kCals at 100 with 10 grams coming from protein(40 Cals), 4 grams from fats(36 Cals), and the remaining 24 Cals are from carbs(6 grams), BUT* for carbs it states that it has 0g dietary fiber, and 0g sugar, what are the carbohydrates contained in this food then? starches?

Sometimes the nutrition label will have read total carbs XX amount, sugar XX amount, fiber XX amount, and then the last column will be listed as other carbohydrates. I usually see this on foods that are specifically labeled low carb or sugar free. These "other carbohydrates" are usually from sugar alcohols and you can check the ingredients to make sure. Sugar alcohols include things like sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, isomalt and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates.

RoidRage
06-06-2003, 01:42 PM
Sugar alcohols include things like sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, isomalt and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates.

How do these affect the body?

bradley
06-06-2003, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by RoidRage


How do these affect the body?

The main problem associated with sugar alcohols is gastrointestinal distress (cramping, diarrhea). The alcohols can draw water into the bowels and cause fermentation of bacteria that are present in the bowels. This is usually seen with higher amounts of sugar alcohols. I doubt that the 2g in stick of sugar free gum is going to cause you any problems.

Since sugar alcohols are often found in low carb bars it is misleading to some who are performing a ketogenic diet. Sugar alcohols have an affect on blood sugar levels and therefor can knock people out of ketosis.