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From Annandale, Virginia, USA:

We go by the carbs listed on the side of the box of foods. If it says 5% alcohol sugar, what is that? I know that means it must have some type of sugar. Should we avoid those as well?


Sugar alcohols do not affect the blood glucose like sugars do. They have about half the calories that sugar does per gram (2/gram) The total carbohydrate should include any source of calories from ingredients. Sugar alcohols can cause diarrhea if too much is eaten.


Original posting 6 Nov 2003
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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