Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Danger of Sugar Alcohols

You know those sugar-free versions of mini Reese's and York and Hershey? Instead of real sugar they use sugar alcohols, which taste okay, almost close to the real thing. However, they put this little warning on the bag that sugar alcohols may cause a laxative effect in some people who have a sensitivity to them. This is true. I have decided to STAY AWAY FROM THOSE THINGS!

My weigh-in today - holding steady, no loss, no gain.


Josi said...

Yeah, I learned that one the hard way too--a few times too many. I realized I can eat 1 serving worth without feeling it, but anything more than that and I'm gunna regret it. Splenda, however, is not a sugar alcohol.

Shauna said...

oh no that sounds awful! I'll have to keep my eyes open for that

Tristi Pinkston said...

I have found this to be true a lot with sugar-free anything. I'm also sensitive to sugar substitutes in other ways, and sorbitol gives me panic attacks. If I'm going to eat a treat, there are times when I think the real sugar is the best way to go.