Sugar Free = Calorie Free?

Many people fall into the trap thinking that SUGAR FREE = CALORIE FREE. In reality sugar free claims DO NOT mean these items are carb free or calorie-free.
Sugar alcohols are a form of a carbohydrate with approximately 1/2 the amount of carbs being absorbed depending on the type of sugar alcohol used. Thus too much consumption can cause laxative effects.
This also means that consumption of sugar alcohols over sugar can lower the overall calorie and carb count in a particular food, but it can also cause a very minimum affect that it may be better to just have a smaller portion of the real treat. Being mindful and looking at nutrition labels of foods will allow you to pick the best option

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