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Old 08-26-2015, 06:55 PM
 
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I've seen a few places that you should subtract the amount of fiber from the amount of carbs to get the number of effective carbs in a food as the fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate so it doesn't affect the body like other carbs. Is this true, or does the fiber still appear to be carbohydrates to the body in much the same way xylitol appears edible to the bacteria in your mouth but isn't?
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:39 AM
 
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A small amount of some kinds of fiber is broken down by bacteria in your gut. This is a much slower process than the way the body breaks down other carbs, so you don't get a spike in your blood sugar like you would from other carbs. Most people who are eating low-carb are trying to avoid those blood sugar spikes because they cause hunger or cravings. So, since fiber won't cause a spike, they subtract the fiber from the carb count.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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Yes this is true with respect to fiber. Fiber generally does not raise your blood sugar so you can subtract it from the carb count of foods.

What is kerosine?
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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Yes this is true with respect to fiber. Fiber generally does not raise your blood sugar so you can subtract it from the carb count of foods.

What is kerosine?
Kerosine is apparently what happens when autocorrect sees ketosis.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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Kerosine is apparently what happens when autocorrect sees ketosis.
Aha! Yes-deduct your fiber if you are aiming for ketosis. Eat green things.
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