Q. What are “net carbs” and why are they only included on the labels of certain foods?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor if Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Some carbohydrates—specifically fiber but also, to some extent, sugar alcohols—are not fully broken down by the body, and therefore provide few (if any) calories and cause little or no rise in blood sugar levels. The term net carbs refers to […]
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