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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Whey Low - How about this Sweetener for Low-Carbers?



Fructose, lactose and sucrose - fruit sugar, milk sugar, and regular sugar. I suspect this would raise blood sugar, even if they say it is low on the glycemic index - this stuff is still just all sugar. l Gram net carbs per teaspoon - how did they work that out? I'm suspicious of this product to say the very least. Do the research. If you do have diabetes, check your blood sugar after consuming whey low.

Granulated fructose is bad news when it comes to weight gain (HFCS is being blamed in the rise in obesity) and it has been shown to increase triglycerides.

Sucrose is sugar and we're trying to stay away from that.

Lactose is a milk sugar - probably not any good for someone who is lactose intolerant.

So - Fructose, lactose and sucrose = sugar + sugar + sugar = Low Carbohydrate??!!

10 comments:

Jillian said...

That is just plain scary!

Jennifer said...

No kidding, but we would probably be surprised how many people think this is a wonderful product, even for low-carbers.

KIRK said...

IF YOU GO to the main website you will find dozens of clinical research on the efficacy of this product. I am diabetic and I do check my blood sugar after eating and the stats on the web site match my personal findings. PLease do not spread propoganda and negative feedback without doing the homework

Jennifer said...

I'm happy it works for you, Kirk. It's always good to hear the other side too.

Sharon Anne Hill said...

I vote for: Please do not spread propaganda and negative feedback without doing the homework! I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and sucrose makes my illness worse. My hubby is a Type 2 diabetic. Three out of our four kids are 1.5, MODY, which stands for "Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young." My brother also has Type 2. We ALL use and simply LOVE Whey Low D (for diabetics). Of course, for good health, EVERYONE should limit refined carbs, but for special treats (such as Christmas pastries) WLD is just the ticket to enjoy homemade pies (i.e. apple, pumpkin, razzleberry and peach). We've tested our blood sugar levels and ALL remained within normal levels. God Bless WLD!

Sharon Anne Hill said...

I thought I would add, also check out the Healthy Living section of Southern Living® magazine... because Whey Low® was named "The Best Sweetener" in the February 2010. Note: Whey Low D (not the regular granular) is endorsed by the South Beach diet. Just thought others would enjoy the benefits as our family has.

Jennifer said...

It would seem many people with diabetes can handle this product. I did suggest that people do the research themselves. I also suggested people test their blood sugar after consuming the product.

My suspicion, which I did voice (from a low-carber's perspective), arose from the fact that the product is a combination of 3 sugars and still the carbohydrate value reflects a low amount? Low-carbers are very particular about the carb counts and are used to seeing manufacturers fudge the numbers. Things such as sugar alcohols and glycerin are conveniently not counted in protein bars, for instance.

Sharon Anne Hill said...

True the Whey Low product you featured has sucrose added, but the one we use, which is Whey Low D has no sucrose added. You might add that version to your topic of discussion. Again we love it. Great site you've got here. Thanks for allowing me to add my 2 cents.

Warmly, Sharon Anne

Jennifer said...

No problem, Sharon. It's important for my readers to hear all sides of a story. I will look into the Whey Low D. Thank you for the nice words too.

Nancy said...

Hi, I'm a diabetic and have used their Whey low D with no problems, it did not raise my blood sugar and I watch it very carefully. It's an extremely safe product.
Nancy