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Low Carb cough sweets, please?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by pdmjoker, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Fellow Low-Carbers, what do you do if you get a cold/sore throat and require a cough sweet, please?

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I have the occasional sugar free Strepsil, but for the non medicated approach I drink hot sugar free squash.
     
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  3. MargaretR

    MargaretR Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I find chocolate more effective than cough sweets. A small square of 100%, or 90% slowly melting in the mouth works well. Especially in the middle of the night.
     
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  4. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have tried quite a few sugar free cough sweets over the years and found that they all leave a nasty coating on my teeth and a yucky taste in my mouth, I find the best sweets if I have to have one are ricola or sula brands are the best. Sula do a liquorice flavour which is good.

    My go to thing though isvPukka lemon, ginger and honey tea - very soothing and comforting- also sugar free black currant squash made with hot water is nice too
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Covonia do a sugar free thingie.
     
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  6. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Very helpful, thank you!
     
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  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    If I get a bit throaty I suck on Fisherman's Friend Original, they have less than 1 grams carbs per lozenge.
     
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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. They say "Each 25g pack contains approximately 20 lozenges" and they are 94.69% carb, so are just 1.18g carb each. Handy!
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Now it has got light in my office, I can see what it says on the packet I have, one lozenge equals 1.1 gram.

    Here's a pix of the packet.

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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Super, many thanks! :)
     
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    Ian DP LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Tunes Cherry Menthol sugar free
     
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    liz 2 Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Ricola Swiss Herbal Sweets - various flavours. Liquorice good for coughs
     
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    Tunes and Halls do sugar free cough sweets and they are both good.
     
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    Will try that!
     
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