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Sugar Alcohols

Lynda Lynda

Senior Member
I am doing some research this afternoon regarding sugar alcohols. Listed are some of the things I wrote down from an article I read this afternoon.

[ I have been avoiding sugar alcohols for several years after a bad experience with diarrhea after consuming them. I will not purchase any food that contain sugar alcohols. ]

Here is a list of the sugar alcohols from the article.
Sorbitol, Maltitol, Mannitol, Isomalt, Lactitol, Xylitol, Eryrhirtol and Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates.

Sorbitol : May cause significant digestive distress.

Xylitol : Some digestive symptoms when consumed in large amounts.

Erythritol: Absorbed into the bloodstream and then excreted unchanged in the urine.

Also listed....Sugar alcohols may feed the friendly bacteria in the gut, having a prebiotic effect like dietary fiber.

So, what are your thoughts and opinions and advice and recommendation on sugar alcohols ?

[ This week I will go through this Sub Forum and start reading about "diet" because what I eat now is junk and no good. ]

Take Care.
Lynda. 🌻