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noclue 09-06-2012 09:37 AM

Sugar alcohol sweetners
 
Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good alternatives to sugar?

bruteforce 09-06-2012 12:22 PM

I don't have any issue with them when used in small amounts, but everything in moderation. They will give you the runs if you over eat on them, so be wary.

Chillen 09-06-2012 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by noclue (Post 274358)
Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good alternatives to sugar?

What is the reason for asking this question? Is out of curiosity, health concerns or how sugar or (sugar substitutes) apply toward your diet (hunger, calories, etc,etc).

Goat 09-06-2012 09:26 PM

If I am not mistaken xylitol will raise B/S, while erythritol will not. Erythritol is mixed with Stevia in The sweetener Truvia

ItalianScallion 09-12-2012 01:19 PM

I see nothing wrong with them but agree with the moderation part. Just as you should moderate any type of sugar.

MikeM 09-12-2012 01:24 PM

The moderation thing makes sense, but I am curious about sugar alcohols too.

To my knowledge I had never had any of these mentioned, but the other day I was checking labels on some protein bars at the supermarket, and many listed sugar alcohols.

So, what are they and why are they used instead of natural sugar for example?

5kgLifter 09-12-2012 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Goat (Post 274561)
If I am not mistaken xylitol will raise B/S, while erythritol will not. Erythritol is mixed with Stevia in The sweetener Truvia

snopes.com: Xylitol Deadly to Dogs

There's an interesting piece in the link about xylitol and blood sugar but it's more so dogs and cats that it affects and not humans.

bruteforce 09-12-2012 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by 5kgLifter (Post 276090)
snopes.com: Xylitol Deadly to Dogs

There's an interesting piece in the link about xylitol and blood sugar but it's more so dogs and cats that it affects and not humans.

Diabeetus cat approves.

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wesrman 09-12-2012 04:59 PM

Stevia ftw.

Goat 09-12-2012 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5kgLifter (Post 276090)
snopes.com: Xylitol Deadly to Dogs

There's an interesting piece in the link about xylitol and blood sugar but it's more so dogs and cats that it affects and not humans.

Appears I was wrong, great Info. Thank you as I have a dog.


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