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JaredG
04-27-2006, 10:09 AM
"Sugar free" carbonated flavored water and "sugar free" gum. Are these bad for someone who is cutting and trying to eliminate sugar as much as possible? They just taste sooo good :drooling: But, I'm worried about the "sugar alcohol" and its effect on body/insulin repsonse.

I did try to search before posting a new thread, but any search with the term "sugar" yields about 5098234-34 results.

Thanks

Will.S
04-27-2006, 11:06 AM
Sugar free = good to me. Seriously, on my cut I ran through loads of diet coke, and it didn't affect me one tiny bit.

ddegroff
04-27-2006, 11:13 AM
i feel gum is a great way to get through a cut and make it from meal to meal. I know Trident has ~5 calories per piece, go walk up a flight of stars and chew another piece.

TheGimp
04-27-2006, 11:13 AM
There's a distinction between products with low calorie sweeteners (e.g. diet coke) which have negligible calories (about 3.5 for a can of the aforementioned DC) and those which contain sugar alcohols. These sugar alcohols contain 2 calories per gram (IIRC) and can spike insulin. Some people also have problems digesting them.

JaCelica2k
04-27-2006, 11:21 AM
Sugar alcohols (Like those in Met-Rx Protein Plus bars) screw up my stomach and give me the sh!ts. But maybe that's just me.

Joe_Halt
04-27-2006, 11:37 AM
Not good for your health. Sugar free sweeteners can be bad news especially aspertame. I know it's a small piece of gum but over the course of many years who knows?:
http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_chewing_gum.htm
http://www.lightparty.com/Health/DangersOfAspartame.html
The thing that gets me about diet coke is it contains carmel Carmel Color which is made from super heating corn syrup, which is pretty much pure sugar! What is that doing in something sugar free? Maybe someone can explain that to me that understands the processa little more.

ddegroff
04-27-2006, 12:33 PM
Not good for your health. Sugar free sweeteners can be bad news especially aspertame. I know it's a small piece of gum but over the course of many years who knows?:
http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_chewing_gum.htm
http://www.lightparty.com/Health/DangersOfAspartame.html
The thing that gets me about diet coke is it contains carmel Carmel Color which is made from super heating corn syrup, which is pretty much pure sugar! What is that doing in something sugar free? Maybe someone can explain that to me that understands the processa little more.

Hey Joe, read this thread (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=75389&highlight=aspartame), it may change your mind on aspartame.

Oh here's a good article (http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/329/7469/755), here's my favorite part:


The Food Standards Agency takes public concerns very seriously and thus pressed the European Scientific Committee on Food to conduct a further review, encompassing over 500 reports, in 2002. It concluded from biochemical, clinical, and behavioural research that the acceptable daily intake of 40 mg/kg/day of aspartame remained entirely safe—except for people with phenylketonuria

JaredG
04-27-2006, 03:02 PM
Thanks guys

I am really just concerned about its effect on my cut. I'm not concerned about the cancer possibilities. With as much stuff out there that causes cancer, I will be diagnosed by the time I reach my thirties. For now, I just wannabebig. :strong:

DoUgL@S
04-27-2006, 03:07 PM
Splenda, Sweet and Low, and Equal will not affect your cut, sugar alcohols are more calorically significant. Not to mention the laxative effect of sugar alcohols.