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Polyols in sugar free sweets?

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by type1harley, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. type1harley

    type1harley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    From time to time, I like to have sugar free sweets. Some of them list 'polyols' under carbs, and supposedly polyols affect your sugars, but not for me. Should I eat them or not?
    Thanks!
     
  2. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    There's a couple of threads on here about polyols but no consensus I believe. They're confusing to simpletons like me because they appear to be 100% carbs yet aren't somehow. I use xylitol sweetener for example and today I bought some Fishermen's Friend sugar-free throat sweets which have 97% carbs (polyols)
    So I just ignore this bit and go ahead and eat the stuff until proved wrong. Or dead.
     
  3. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    They work a treat for curing constipation for some people.
     
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