Go into almost any store that sells sweets and you'll find a rack of candies labeled sugarfree. "Great!" you may think. "The manufacturers are finally producing sweets I can eat without making my blood glucose (BG) go up."
If you look at the ingredients of these products, you'll find out that most of them use maltitol in place of regular sugar. So what is maltitol?
Maltitol is a sugar alcohol, which means that one of the groups in the molecule has been chemically...