Technical stuff

Sugar and bottle

3 minutes Sugar alcohols, blood sugar impact and net carbs Have a look at most protein bars and other sugar-free snacks and you’ll probably find words like maltitol, sorbitol and xylitol. These are sugar alcohols and you can recognize them because they end in “-tol”. What are sugar alcohols? Sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrate called polyols. Chemically, they are similar to both sugar and alcohol, but they’re neither sugar nor alcohol. They are less sweet than sucrose (sugar), with maltitol being as Continue

Cookies & Cream and S'Mores

12 minutes Quest Nutrition started using soluble corn fibre instead of isomalto-oligosaccharides (let’s call it IMO from now on). This may have been due to: a lawsuit, for not meeting label claims, misstating carb and fiber content; quest bars/IMO raises blood sugar levels on people that have tested it; Using IMO makes Quest Bars rock solid (microwave it for 10 seconds). The lawsuit The claim is that Quest’s fiber content is overstated from 50% to 10 fold the actual amount; and that calories are Continue