There are many sugar alcohol products out there and they are not, as many people believe, “free” carbohydrates. When you look at a nutritional label for any given product containing sugar alcohols you can not simply subtract the total gram count from the carb count-it is more complex than it seems. Their common names are: Erythritol, Isomalt, Lactitol, Maltitol, Mannitol, Sorbitol, Xylitol.
The effects sugar alcohols have on your blood glucose can vary so it is difficult to know how they will affect your levels every time. Continue reading