How Can Sugar Alcohol Affect Your Weight?
Hi and welcome to mor-nutrition & more. This is Chen Ben Asher your local nutritionist here in the Silicon Valley, Cupertino, and today topic will be “What is Sugar Alcohol?”
So last week one of my clients bought a package label of Gluten-free cookies and one of the ingredients on the label ……………… Sugar Alcohol and this gentleman were not sure what exactly is means and in what way Sugar Alcohol can benefit its health.
So we had the whole discussion around that topic and I thought it would be super great to produce a video that can explain a little bit more “What is Sugar Alcohol” and in what condition you want to avoid that completely and in what cases you can have it in very small amount, So What Is Sugar Alcohol?
What Is Sugar Alcohol?
So Sugar Alcohol is known as polio, which classified as a carbohydrate. Its typically a type of a sweet carbohydrate and Sugar Alcohol does not contain atenolol as suppose to Alcoholic beverage, although both the products will use the word Alcohol. At the same time, the food industry will use Sugar Alcohol to improve the texture, retain moisture and make the product a little bit more sweetener and also as a ………… agent. We have even to remember that it’s a natural process that happened within fruits, beans, and plants. So although there is a negative connotation to the word Sugar Alcohol, it’s a natural chemical process that occurred within the world of your food intake.
Amount Of Calories Present
Calories wise, It’s less compare to refine sugar, No doubt about that we are talking about 1.15 to 3 calories per gram from this source of food as suppose to improve sugar which we get 4 calories per gram. At the same time, if we are pre-diabetic or diabetic, we want to make sure that the conversion of that type of food to sugar it’s slower and Sugar Alcohol will help to slow the conversion and at the same time less production of insulin. So Sugar Alcohol for that sake of reason seems safer.
So no doubt about that, which if you are pre-diabetic and diabetic, using Sugar Alcohol is a better choice compare to refine sugar. The challenge here is that the food industry gave Sugar Alcohol in so many different names, That at the end of the day we are consuming more Sugar Alcohol then our body needs. Regardless if we are Pre-diabetic and diabetic not to say when we are Pre-diabetic and diabetic and at the end of the day we are overloading our self with different types of sugars with different types of sources that can affect our blood sugar.
So it’s very important that you will be aware of the fact that Sugar Alcohol have more than one name, and the food industry definitely use more than one name, At the end of this lecture I will give at least of all the names and the food source that they are using, and you want to be aware because it could be ………. It could be added to your soups; it could be even added to your toothpaste that basically in end of the day, rising your blood sugar without you knowing about that.
So the amount of Sugar Alcohol is also mattered, and you want to look after how much you are consuming on a daily basis regardless if you have any health challenges.
When You See “Sugar-Free”
Sugar-free products are not sugar-free, and you have to look at the back of the package, Look at the labels and see what kind of Sugar Alcohol had been added to this product.
The list will be given as I said before at the end of this video but you want to be aware that all free sugar product contain Sugar Alcohol and you cannot consume it thinking that there is no sugar and there is no impact on your blood sugar regardless if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic.
We want to have a small amount of sugar on a daily basis and we don’t want to trigger and challenge our organs.
Weight gain will be another by-product of over consuming Sugar Alcohol. The main reason is most times the food industry will use the cheap starches by corn and rice and soy to produce this ………… agents and save some money on us, but at the same time it will add up and create weight gain.
And one last thing that I want to mention regarding Sugar Alcohol, It is still sugar save or not, fewer calories or not, It could and it is activating and creating more gases and more blooding in many individuals.
So lot of times if you suffer from gases and blooding, the fact that you are consuming Sugar Alcohol than you need can create that type of presentation not to say the source of the starch or the bean as well can be challenging your gut. However, at the same time your immune system because you may, may be sensitive or allergic to one of the by-product and I see so many clients of mine that regardless to the dietary changes than the nutritionally changes there still blooding. After a while and the one is there are again buying a product that has corn and bean even, even it’s called or label gluten-free.
So you have to look at the label, You have to look at the source of the Sugar Alcohol, and you have to maintain the amount of Sugar Alcohol that you are eating daily, So you will not challenge yourself.
I hope that video was helpful, and I am looking forward to next video, and if you do have any questions you are more than welcome to contact “mornutrition4life.com” or shoot me an e-mail at “firstname.lastname@example.org” and I will be more than happy to help you to balance yourself and lead you to an optimum health.
Have a great evening and thank you for listening.