low-sugar just doesn't matter?

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  1. http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/diet.fitness/03/21/low.sugar.cereals.ap/index.html

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    The reduced-sugar versions of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops; General Mills' Cocoa Puffs and Trix; and Post's Fruity Pebbles all have the same number of calories per serving.

    Blame the calorie woes on crunch. To preserve cereals' taste and texture, sugar is replaced with other carbs that have the same calories as sugar and are no better for you.

    That's also why not even diabetics benefit from these cereals. The body treats all refined carbohydrates the same, whether they are sugars or grains, said Dr. Lilian Cheung of the Harvard School of Public Health.

    "The changes don't buy you anything," she said. "From a health point of view, I really can't see the difference."
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  2. Plato Spaghetti

    Plato Spaghetti OT Supporter

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    I find it hard to believe the replaced carbs don't at least have a better GI value.
     
  3. Ceaze

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    Believe it.
     
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