View Full Version : Net carbs???

02-20-2004, 04:12 AM
on the back of a nitro tech bar it says only three net carbs but total carbs 31g. what the hell are net carbs? or is that just a way of mesuring the carbs in the bar?
appreatieate the responce

02-20-2004, 08:41 AM
Net carbs or net impact carbs are something that I don't trust. In reality, you take the carb count and subtract the fiber content from it. But manufacturers seem to be subtracting out almost everything that they don't consider a sugar. Since it's not an FDA mandated field, it's likely not very regulated, so I'd take it with a grain of salt. Learn to read labels and see what the bar really contains and how it's going to affect you.

Here is a quote from Chef Jay's Tri-o-plex product description:

This Caramel Apple Bar has a net carb count of 11g (sugar/starch). The remaining 27g or non impact carbs come from oats, oat flour, fiber, and glycerin - all of which have a negligible impact on blood sugar levels.

So they are eliminating oats and oat flour, which albeit may have a lower impact on insulin than a sugar would, are certainly not negligible.

02-20-2004, 11:10 AM
Since some carbs do not have a significant affect on your blood insulin level, they are not considered impact carbs. These would include fiber and sugar alcohol. When you see these things, you minus them from the total and it give you the net carbs. Many times the carbs are mostly made from sugar alcohol and will give you the runs if you eat too many.