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Sugar Free Syrup

I’m on a low-carb diet and was wondering if Sugar free syrup was all right to have? The nutritional label said it had 4 grams of carbs, 3 of which were sorbitol. Does sorbitol raise insulin levels dramatically? Thanks for your help!

I don’t care about Sorbitol or any of that mumbo-jumbo; sugar free syrup rules! I use it in oatmeal (with cinnamon), and MBE and I were just discussing its utility in a maple vanilla Grow! pudding concoction. Incidentally, this heaven in a bottle serves as an excellent bribe when dealing with MBE as well.

Personally, I use a brand called “Howard’s” that is made with Splenda. At 5 calories for 1/4 cup (I use about 1 tbsp. each time), it’s of little impact on my daily intake. I’d suggest running a search for this lower calorie brand online; you might be able to get them to ship from the Northeast.

Found this on another board.
“I believe that sorbitol is a sugar alcohol which means that it would raise insulin levels and hinder the fat loss process. If you are very strict with your diet, i would advise you not to eat it.”

brown bomber, that may be true, but i doubt at 3-4 grams it would have much if any effect on a low carb diet.

When I’m on low-carb diets, I try to carefully “spend” all of my carbs on veggies, fruits, legeumes and whole food monounsaturated fats, not low-carb junkfood!