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Old 07-15-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
John Fox
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can someone please explain sugar alcohols to me please. How bad are protein bars that contain sugar alcohol and claim to have 0 to a few carbs in a pinch?
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Old 07-16-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
Larry Lindenman
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Intestinal distress is a kind way to put it! My wife had a bad go with sugar alcohols one weekend in NYC...not fun. Supposedly they don't effect insulin the same way sugar does. Shouldn't be eating that crap anyways! An occasional bar won't kill ya, but don't make it a staple of your diet...I'd go real food first, bars and drinks in dire emergencies.
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Old 07-16-2006, 01:35 PM   #3
Jason Steele
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They make me quite flatulent, but in a pinch they seem okay. Like Larry said, use them as a last resort. I know a lot of people that have an adverse digestive reaction to sugar alcohols (i.e. gas)
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Old 07-16-2006, 05:31 PM   #4
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Add me to the list. I used to eat the Detour protein bars and other similar flavors from Next protein. Great protein content and truly the best tasting bar I've ever had, but loaded with sugar alcohols that were apparently, indigestable! Great for the taste, bad for the side-effect.
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