Is Your Low Carb Bar Really Low Carb?
As the demand for eliminating sugar and lowering net carbs continues to grow one has to ask, “Are all sugar replacements created equal?” The only real way to measure the impact of sugar replacers is to look at their effect on blood sugar levels in the body and how that impacts dieting and diabetes. In the simplest terms, carbohydrates like sugar with high glycemic indexes force the body to produce more insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. The problem is insulin also tells the body to store fat. For the body to produce the lowest levels of insulin and store the least amount of fat, one must consume foods with lower glycemic indexes. Thankfully there are many independent resources that measure these rates for various sweeteners educating consumers on which sweeteners they should prefer to consume. A short list of sweeteners and their corresponding GI is listed below. You decide.
The ChocoRite brand contains sweeteners such as erythritol and sucralose. We are surprised that some companies net their carbs out by deducting maltitol which can have a glycemic index somewhat close to sugar itself. Maltitol is inexpensive and tastes similar to sugar so we understand why other companies use it. However, it is not the best ingredient for those people who want to maintain a consistent blood sugar level. We know that if we make superior products that actually work better for people they will purchase again and again. We want to thank all our loyal patrons and invite them to share this information to anyone they think might find it beneficial.