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Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols

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2008/05/16 17:00:35 (permalink)
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Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols

Well I just checked my Trident sugar free gum and its got:

Maltitol syrup

and according to this:

http://www.mendosa.com/netcarbs.htm

Its got a Glycemic Index of 53. Gonna ditch this particular one, anyone know of a gum with only Mannitol (GI of ZERO)?

Whats your sugar free gum got in it? You'll be surprised!
post edited by jw8725 - 2008/05/16 17:03:22
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    R3261
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    RE: Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols 2008/05/16 17:06:48 (permalink)
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    this matters why ?

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    RE: Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols 2008/05/16 21:39:45 (permalink)
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    How many grams of maltitol per strip of gum? How many strips are you chewing per day?
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    jw8725
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    RE: Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols 2008/05/17 12:15:32 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Nigeepoo

    How many grams of mannitol per strip of gum? How many strips are you chewing per day?


    ah ha! I guess I'm being a bit anal about the nitty gritty of it all, I would imagine the values are minuscule Nige. I have given my packets to my sister so dont have them to hand right now but will check into this. I do have gum a lot though, suppose I'll have to cut down a tad. Been a habbit ever since the Wrigley's Juicy Fruit days back at skool.

    UPDATE:
    Having found a secret stash (under the bed) I checked the following nutritional info:
    Polyols 62.3g per 100g

    Each strip weighs in at 2.2g so thats 1.37g of Polyols per strip. No idea how much Mannitol per strip doesn't say anywhere. I used to cane about 14 of these babies a day easy

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    RE: Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols 2008/05/17 13:16:08 (permalink)
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    Is there any chewing gum I can buy that won't give me stomach cramps and terrible bloating? I understand now that it is due to polyols and I cant seem to find any products without these in them.
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    RE: Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols 2008/05/17 17:14:03 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jw8725
    Polyols 62.3g per 100g Each strip weighs in at 2.2g so thats 1.37g of Polyols per strip. No idea how much Mannitol per strip doesn't say anywhere. I used to cane about 14 of these babies a day easy
    That's ~19g of polyols/day at ~2.7kcals/g (assuming that it's all maltitol) making ~52kcals a day. Hmmm, not a lot!
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    RE: Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols 2008/05/17 17:15:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: MrBrownstone
    Is there any chewing gum I can buy that won't give me stomach cramps and terrible bloating? I understand now that it is due to polyols and I cant seem to find any products without these in them.

    usually the ones that arent sugar free. But theyre also the ones that rot your teeth
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    RE: Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols 2008/05/18 14:33:26 (permalink)
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    I think wrigleys double mint mabye, tastes like a rubber band after a minute or 2 though.
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    RE: Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols 2008/05/18 14:40:17 (permalink)
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    dont chew gum then
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    RE: Sugar free gum and the effect of Polyols 2008/05/18 15:21:38 (permalink)
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    God I gave up fags, I cannie give up my precious gum as well.

    Especially not now I have started having garlic with every meal as well lol.

    I'm using it as a natural prebiotic as I have a lot of stomach bother, I must say I really can feel the benefits from it. But the smell....
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