Maltodextrin


(Ga.)

Visitor Question:

I'm confused. Maltodextrin is listed as a high glycemic item and Stevia is listed as a low glycemic item but when I check the ingredients of Stevia, maltodextrin is the first ingredient that's listed.

Lifetime Fat Loss Answers:

Yes, maltodextrin is a high glycemic, carbohydrate, preservative that is added to many foods. However, I've not seen it added to stevia which is a tropical herb in the sunflower family. It is commonly known as "sweet leaf" and grown for it's sweet leaves. It's 30 45 times sweeter than table sugar and will not raise your blood sugar.

My supermarket has several brands of low glycemic "pure stevia" extracted from the leaves of the plant and not one of them had maltodextrin or any additives. Stevia seems to be widely available these days and you can shop for it online where I know for sure you can get it without additives. Don't buy the one with maltodextrin as it would cancel out it's low glycemic properties.

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