I was so pleased, as I have been searching for something similar for years … without sugar or very little and without any of the sugar substitutes. Thanks for the website and the info really helpful kind regards Maggie. Yes, all of the sugar alcohols are bad to more than just the digestive system. Speakingly only anecdotally — from my recollections of food labels at my local Target — maltitol seems to be the sugar alcohol of choice for many manufacturers. There appears to be no evidence about maltitol toxicity. I will never eat anything with this in it again. Hope that helps someone.
It solves my need for a treat and it has 20 grams of protein, plus CLA and white kidney bean in it. Being a vegetarian, this bar is really handy for me! Avoid Sugar Alcohols at all costs. They give you diarrhea like none other! Try Agave Nectar or nothing at all! We came across this sugar free chocolate cream pie from walmart last week; bad idea. It made us so sick. She was sick for two days while I suffered for about four days. We decided, okay, no more sugar free pies.
Now yesterday we picked up some sugar free chocolate chip cookies. Had some last night, I felt fine, a lil gassy, but my mother felt sick. I decided to try some more today and yeah, the bathroom seems to be my new best friend. Curious we looked at the ingredients and found malitol and sorbitol and a little description and warning for people with diabetes. Maltitol is plant based.
It comes from corn and from wheat. The corn based maltitol is usually harsher on your system than the wheat based maltitol. Most products are made with the corn based but yo can find some products with the wheat based maltitol. However, as with any other food, maltitol effects different people different ways. Just because fatty patty had some diarrhea after eating 5 pounds of sugar free chocolate, doesnt mean maltitol is bad.
Just try some for yourself. If it doesnt work for you, than move on. I eat chocolate made with maltitol on a frequent basis and have never had an experience like people claim to have on here.
Glycemic index is totally irrelevant to our line of questioning. The question is not, how fast does maltitol spike blood sugar. The question is, to what extent should maltitol be considered a carbohydrate. That is the real concern. Glycemic index is a red herring.
Glycemic load is the real concern. Shame on you Atkins corporation. I just spent 8 hours in the emergency room yesterday due to diarrhea so bad it caused bleeding. I have eaten a particular semisweet chocolate with Maltitol for years, but this time it really got to me. I had similar, though not as severe incidents from other brands in the past. Also I avoid sorbitol. It is a neurotoxin that has caused me permanent or at least 3 years now eye damage. I was so pleased, as I have been searching for something similar for years … without sugar or very little and without any of the sugar substitutes.
Not a real great time to have this problem. I came home to research maltitol and see what it is… not sure that I want to go back and buy any.. I may try the chocoperfection bars recommended on here, I found there website just by doing a quick search. But some of you have asked about other sugar substitutes…. It is really good and can be used in everything you would use sugar in baking, drinks, sauces, etc.
I have been using it for over a year now. A but pricey, but everything good for you is, right! I am sitting here in the worst pain from horrible gas and cramping. Last night I ate Sugar Free Jelly Bellys and like a moron did not pay attention to the warning label that you should only eat 8 at a time. They were so delicious I counsumed 4 times that. Today at lunchtime I doubled over in pain and have been suffering ever since.
I also got total body aches, headache and chills, felt like the flu! Has anyone else experienced this? Now I cant sleeep and I really feel like I was poisoned and my stonmach literally feels bruised from the massive cramps and gas. I am just going to treat myself to a tiny bit of real jelly bellys when I need them. The nutrition facts listed its dietary fiber 1g , the familiar sugar 0g and something I have never seen before, sugar alcohol 23g!
This phony come on verges on the criminal considering how much damage that long run much sugar can do to pre diabetes and diabetes 2 persons. It could be imminently deadly to unwary diabetes 1 patients.
They should package this as an alternative to Ex-Lax. I ate a package of malitol sweetened cherry vines — and I bloated up like a puffer fish, and then went to the bathroom for HOURS. I was totally dehydrated. Two of my friends told me they had experienced the same thing. Seriously, Malitol is a laxative. Thank you to everyone who has written on this blog. I can taste both Splenda and Stevia — not a good taste, so I avoid them. No problems with xylitol. The best approach is to avoid sweet things altogether.
Take a look at this: My stomach has rumbled for the week I have been eating these things, so I started to get concerned about some sort of stomach complication. Last night I ate 10 pieces of sugar-free chocolate, and thought I was going to pass out with stomach pain and gas this morning.
Found this website, pulled the candy bag out of the trash, and guess what the first ingredient listed is? My abdomen feels like it has been ripped open and trampled on after ok greedily consuming a packet of sugar free double d boiled sweets Australian sugar free product yesterday, and I am now 30hrs later just starting to feel normal. I had severe cramps that made me feel like my insides were being ripped apart.
I bought the sugar free life savers. I ate like ten pieces and sat down to lay down, thats when I felt the sharp severe pain come in waves of pain ten seconds apart and with each passing time it grew more violent. It was a few hours later that the pain finally went away.
Death would be much more welcome than the pain I felt. I had severe allergic reactions to Isomalt this past week. I also broke out in a terrible rash of whelps all over my body that itched severely and were feverish. I went to my Dr because at that time did not realize what had caused it.
He gave me a shot of cortisone and prescription for prednisone and allergra. Two days later, I was chewing gum that I later found out contained Isomalt and my lips began swelling and felt numbness increasing in my face. Then, my throat began closing up.
I went back to my Dr and got another shot of cortisone and large doses of prednisone. Isomalt if a genetically modified sugar beet. I will certainly try to avoid this product as next time I may have to be hospitalized. This was the scariest thing I have had happen to me!!! I have had a bad taste in my mouth for about a year and unusual heart palpitations. I have been using Truvia, a sweetener made with stevia and erythrotol. I really liked it until I read that the some of the side effects from ingesting Stevia and or truvia were indeed a bad taste in the mouth and heart palpitations.
I have quit truvia and I no longer have the bad taste or heart irregularity. Also,drinking Zevia,a carbonated drink made with stevia also caused undesirable reactions as well. I felt as though I had overdosed on sugar and could hardly function for a day. This negative side effect will continue as long as maltitol is being eaten, as the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition notes that the body's digestive system does not adapt to the artificial sweetener.
Video of the Day. How to Make Sugar-Free Caramel. Xylitol, Isomalt and Diarrhea. Negative Effects of Artificial Sweeteners. Side Effects of Sugar Substitutes. A List of Foods Containing Aspartame. Healthy Low-Carb Eating Plan. Sweeteners in Diet Sodas. It is one of the highest sources of refined fructose — more than table sugar. Table sugar contains about 50 percent refined fructose. Refined fructose consumption is associated with obesity, fatty liver disease, and diabetes. Honey, maple syrup, and molasses are also natural sweeteners, and they all contain varying amounts of refined fructose.
Most of these, including honey, are very similar to sugar, including their calorie content. They should be used primarily for their taste and not to save on calories. Artificial sweeteners are manufactured, and usually much sweeter than sugar. They are very low or no calorie substitutes for sugar, which is great for dieters. However, recent research shows that these sweeteners impact gut bacteria and can indirectly affect insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels over time.
While some artificial sweeteners contain a warning label that they may be hazardous to your health, most health agencies agree that there are not enough studies to support that. They are approved as being safe to consume by the FDA. Many people are trying to reduce their sugar intake, for reasons such as weight loss and diabetes.
Maltitol and other sugar alcohols can be appropriate alternatives. They can also help you figure out the best amount to consume, so that you avoid the unpleasant side effects. The best thing is to be informed and read labels. Depending on the type of sweetener used, it may still have calories and a glycemic index that will affect your weight loss goals or conditions like diabetes.
Cooking at home is one of the best options if you want to have more control over your sweeteners, calorie intake, and blood glucose levels. There are plenty of great recipes you can make yourself. You can use the sugar alternatives the recipes suggest or experiment by using your favorites. Keep in mind when experimenting with sweeteners that they each have a different level of sweetness.
It may take a couple of tries to get the flavor to your liking. Learn about sugar alcohol, including how it compares to sugar and other sugar substitutes.