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Wmkcross 22-11-2003 05:09 PM

Sugar free candy question
 
I was always taught that a carb is a carb. Regardless of whether it is a sugar
or not. When reading the carb counts of sugar free candies, I find that they
have just as many carbs (if not more) than their sugary counterparts.
My question is. If the carbs are the same. Why not just eat the normal stuff?
As Ricky would say to Lucy "Someone splain this to me"

Bill

Tiger Lily 22-11-2003 07:05 PM

Sugar free candy question
 
you got it Bill
i would rather have a small portion of "the real thing" than the fake stuff

the other problem with the "sugar free" candies is that they replace table
sugar with sugar alcohols which causes diarrhea for most folks

good luck

kate
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"Wmkcross" wrote in message .aol.com...
I was always taught that a carb is a carb. Regardless of whether it is a

sugar
or not. When reading the carb counts of sugar free candies, I find that

they
have just as many carbs (if not more) than their sugary counterparts.
My question is. If the carbs are the same. Why not just eat the normal

stuff?
As Ricky would say to Lucy "Someone splain this to me"

Bill




Jennifer 22-11-2003 07:14 PM

Sugar free candy question
 


Eat the regular, just plan for the carbs contained within.

They taste better anyway.

Jennifer


Wmkcross wrote:
I was always taught that a carb is a carb. Regardless of whether it is a sugar
or not. When reading the carb counts of sugar free candies, I find that they
have just as many carbs (if not more) than their sugary counterparts.
My question is. If the carbs are the same. Why not just eat the normal stuff?
As Ricky would say to Lucy "Someone splain this to me"

Bill




Julie Bove 22-11-2003 11:20 PM

Sugar free candy question
 




"Wmkcross" wrote in message
...
I was always taught that a carb is a carb. Regardless of whether it is a

sugar
or not. When reading the carb counts of sugar free candies, I find that

they
have just as many carbs (if not more) than their sugary counterparts.
My question is. If the carbs are the same. Why not just eat the normal

stuff?
As Ricky would say to Lucy "Someone splain this to me"


Exactly! And the real stuff tastes better too. Alas, there is still a
large part of the population that still believes diabetics can't eat sugar.
This junk is marketed for them. Now the sugar free stuff might not promote
tooth decay, but in many people it also has a laxative effect. And for some
people, the sugar alcohols contained in such candy does not cause a rise in
BG. This is not true for everyone though.

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Jmmbear 24-11-2003 07:21 AM

Sugar free candy question
 
In article ,
erospam (Wmkcross) writes:

I was always taught that a carb is a carb. Regardless of whether it is a
sugar
or not. When reading the carb counts of sugar free candies, I find that they
have just as many carbs (if not more) than their sugary counterparts.
My question is. If the carbs are the same. Why not just eat the normal stuff?
As Ricky would say to Lucy "Someone splain this to me"

Bill


A carb is not a carb.. A good example would be to check out the glycemic index.
There are fast carbs and slow carbs.. Most processed foods and white flour is a
fast carb.. Baked potatoes many fruits are a slower carb and provide your body
with much needed fiber.. By law anything that isnt protein or fat is a carb...
Whether or not your body uses it..
sugar alcohols are an item that doesnt affect some people and doesnt affect
others..YMMV type thing..

As always YMMV and this is JMO
Jeanne Type 2 Diagnosed 05/28/02
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