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Hawk45
05-31-2007, 01:35 PM
Question.. lots of food now advertises "Impact carbs" .. but when you look at the label it has 30g carbs but only 3g Impact carbs with suger alcohol 27g. How should I track these on Fitday.. is it still 30g carbs or 3g?

Thanks,
Hawk

TheGimp
05-31-2007, 01:41 PM
Sugar alcohols still elicit an insulin response. This whole concept of impact carbs is a con. It's 30g.

Having said that, polyols typically have about 2 calories per gram compared to the usual 4 calories per gram for sugars.

Hawk45
05-31-2007, 02:04 PM
Good deal.. and I take it suger alcohol is a polyol?

TheGimp
05-31-2007, 02:10 PM
Good deal.. and I take it suger alcohol is a polyol?

Yup :thumbup: