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Question:

From Ontario, Canada:

I'm 35 years old. I have type 2 diabetes. I recently bought a bottle of Lipton Iced Tea - unsweetened. There are no sugars listed as ingredients. My question is regarding one ingredient: maltodextrin. Is maltodextrin a sugar? Should I cease using this product?

Answer:

Malto-dextrins are used more as a filler and should have little impact on your blood glucose control. Just to be sure, check the amount of carbohydrate per serving on the label. So enjoy.

LSF

Original posting 31 Aug 1998
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