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  Q. How many grams of sugar is the limit for one day what is the difference between sugar and sugar alcohol?
A. Sugar alcohols are reduced calorie sugar substitutes that can be found in sugar-free candies, desserts, chewing gum, and other products.
Sugar alcohols do not have as much effect on blood sugar in comparison to regular table sugar.
If a food contains more than 5 grams sugar alcohol, the American Diabetes Association recommends subtracting 1/2 of the sugar alcohol grams from the total carbohydrate in a food. For example, if a food contains 18 grams total carbohydrate and 6 grams sugar alcohols, subtract 3 grams sugar alcohol (1/2 the amount in the food) from 18 grams carbohydrate to equal 15 grams total carbohydrate.
A word of caution, sugar alcohols in excess can cause diarrhea and therefore should be used in moderation.
With regards to the amount of sugar to have each day... the thinking has shifted to counting total carbohydrates instead of only sugar.

Q: Can I drink my calories?
No. Liquids do not fill you up and most drinks are filled with calories and sugar that you don't need.




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