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Collegekid
01-22-2005, 11:45 AM
Technically, sugar alcohols are carbs, but they don't affect your insulin levels...so could they be considered a way of getting the calories you need without having to eat carbs that could affect your insulin?

Holto
01-22-2005, 11:50 AM
Alchohol is the leading cause of diabetes

Holto
01-22-2005, 11:50 AM
insulin is not the enemy

eat clean and it will take care of itself

waynis
01-22-2005, 11:55 AM
they are not healthy calories.. most people they just cause in-digestion.

Holto
01-22-2005, 04:06 PM
that too

people that allways eat clean will notice this especially

Adam
01-22-2005, 05:14 PM
I'm a fan of them.... in moderation.
Most people cannot tolerate more then 2-3bars in one sitting with sugar alcohols because its hard on your GI treact(diarehah)

iLUDEd
01-22-2005, 06:26 PM
they're often used as a sugar substitute, so you'll see them alot in low carb products out on the market today, they generally have less calories than normal carbs, but tend to give you the runs, so watch out.

Adam
01-22-2005, 09:36 PM
Im pretty sure they have slightly more cals per rgam then carbs.
A tiny difference, nothing to care about though.

iLUDEd
01-22-2005, 10:00 PM
Adam: http://www.mendosa.com/netcarbs.htm scroll down to the middle of the page, theres a chart that tells you how many calories there are in the different types of sugar alcohols (ranging from 0.5cal-3cal/gram).

Adam
01-22-2005, 10:04 PM
OK, i thought they were 4.3cals/gram