COUNTING SUGAR ALCOHOL IN SUGAR-FREE ITEMS

nutrition-factssugarFree-candyBarSome Nutrition Facts labels may also list sugar alcohols under total carbohydrate. Sugar alcohols may be found in items marked as “sugar-free” or “no sugar included.” This includes energy bars, chocolate, and sugar-free candies. Don’t be tricked – sugar alcohols are still a type of carbohydrate, and they still influence your glucose levels.

Examples of sugar alcohols include:

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates

  • Mannitol
  • Lactitol
  • Sorbitol
  • Xylitol
  • Isomalt

 

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