The Atkins bars raise blood sugar because of the sugar alcohol in them. The product can be called sugar free but can have one of these sugar alcohols in it. Look for them on the label
Hydregenated Starch Hydrolysates.
They do not raise blood sugar as much as sugar, but each one is a little different. You can only deduct one half of the sugar alcohol from the carbohydrate count. Sugar is not fully digested, put the part that is will raise your blood sugar. Some sugar alcohols raise blood sugar 70% of sugar.
The label can still say sugar free!
Next Discussion: Obama Care and Taxes »