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3/16/14 7:07 P

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I've never had them.

Dr. Atkins has always been low carb and thus claims to be low glycemic as well. See
www.atkins.com/Science/Articles---Li
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ary/Sugar/Atkins-Is-a-Low-Glycemic-AR>pproach.aspx


Many diets in fact claim to follow a low glycemic plan, i.e. The Zone, Sugar Addicts, Atkins, Nutrisystem, South Beach and more I'm sure. But it's important to note that the GI was first developed in 1980 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the University of Toronto by Dr. David Jenkins. Now while the Dr. Atkins diet was created before that it was not at that time based on the GI.

(Many of the above diets mentioned have different gradings for the low, med and high GI levels. For instance, The Zone states that low GI foods are from 0 - 35. This is way too low and not based on the actual original #'s.)

When it comes to sugar alcohols, www.sugar-and-sweetener-guide.com/gl
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emic-index-for-sweeteners.html
has a list of sweeteners and their GI which is very interesting and worth a look-see. About sugar alcohols it says,

"Sugar alcohols tend to have very low GIs. In particular Erythritol has a GI of only 1, and it is a safe low calorie sweetener that occurs naturally in some fruits and mushrooms. While many of the other sugar alcohols also have low GIs they can have side effects such as abdominal cramping if taken in even moderate quantities."

Of course there's all kinds of controversy about artificial sweeteners with a lot of unproven misinformation out there. It's always best to look at the source of the research and the credibility of such groups.

www.atkins.com/Products/Product-Over
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ew.aspx
has a list of their bars in a few of the categories and some do say that they have a "low glycemic impact". Look at the overall calories for each bar, the fat and overall carbs along with the sweeteners listed and decide from that whether you want to include them in your plan.

Hope this helps.






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3/16/14 5:35 P

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Sorry. I have not looked into them. I will ask around though.

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Does anyone know if these are really low glycemic or not? The labeling on an Atkins Bar is sort of cryptic, with sugar alcohols, etc. Thank you. Bren

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