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Old 09-15-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
Jonathan D Stallings
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Sugar Alcohol

Dear Friends,

How should I count the carbs in say a MetRx Protein Plus Bar? Carbs 32g, dietary fiber 2g, sugars 3g, sugar alcohol 25g. I guess the sugar alcohol is low glycemic, but they still burn into fuel right?

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 09-16-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
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Re: Sugar Alcohol

Count them as carbs IMO.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:53 AM   #3
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Dear Friends,

How should I count the carbs in say a MetRx Protein Plus Bar? Carbs 32g, dietary fiber 2g, sugars 3g, sugar alcohol 25g. I guess the sugar alcohol is low glycemic, but they still burn into fuel right?

Thanks for any advice!

Jonathan
Carbs = 32
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:55 AM   #4
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Re: Sugar Alcohol

Fitday.com (wfs) has a category for alcohol.

Does someone mind explaining the dif between sugar and alcohol to me and how it gets converted? THANKS
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Does someone mind explaining the dif between sugar and alcohol to me and how it gets converted? THANKS
Article on sugar alcohol (WFS)
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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Fitday.com (wfs) has a category for alcohol.

Does someone mind explaining the dif between sugar and alcohol to me and how it gets converted? THANKS
My understanding in summary is that sugar is sugar, sugar alcohol should be treated as sugar, and actual alcohol is not really converted like carbs/sugar. It's has a neutral effect on insulin, like fat.

I'm sure a search and/or google would be helpful here.
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Re: Sugar Alcohol

Thanks wayne! And Brian for responding..!
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:25 AM   #8
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Why would you eat that stuff? Have you read the ingredients?
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