Because US food labeling laws in the recent past have permitted and thus encouraged product items to be called "sugar free" if they do not contain common table sugar ( sucrose), the mere substitution of another sugar for sucrose has permitted the packager to deceive the consumer legally..Most so called sugar free products have been for many years full of sugar that most certainly will raise your blood sugar level.. here is just a partial list of the sugars you will find in diet or sugar free products
Some such as suborbital and fructose, raise blood sugar more slowly then glucose but still to much and to rapidly to prevent a postprandial blood sugar rise in people with diabetes.
Other diet foods contain either sugar alternatives to sucrose, large amounts of rapid acting carbohydrate, or both..Many of these foods like sugar free cookies are virtually 100% rapid acting carbohydrate, usually flour, so even if they didn't contain one of the above sugars..consumption of a small quantity would easily cause rapid blood sugar elevation.
I recently discovered my sugar free creamer had as much sugar as the regular kind and it cost more..Like everything in life you have to read the fine print
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