Have any of you mama's eaten sugarless goodies with the sweetner maltitol? I believe it is all natural. But really have not heard too much about it.
My father-in-law brought a pumpkin goodie bag for my 17 mo dd with all natural sugarless treats. Nothing with aspertame or other chemicals. He went to a local health food store and bought sugarless cookies, chocolate and a few other items. Everything has this maltitol sweetner in it...
Snuck a chocolate bar from her bag and ate it...it was really good but a half hour later got a stomach ache...
Anyone have any experiences with this?????? I don;t know if I should let her eat anymore...She only had 2 small cookies.
don't eat a lot of it. my dh got explosive diarrhea from eating a 1/4lb of "sugar free" gummi bears. it emptied him out, but he was in terrible pain and horribly embarassed. I've experienced the laxative effect myself - it can be pretty awful if you eat enough of it.
Sorbitol is the same, laxative-wise.
I wish more companies used Stevia. It doesn't breakdown in cooking like some of those artificial sweeteners can (don't even get me started on aspartame, I'm a total crusader - don't want to say activist... ) and is less refined, and doesn't cause blood sugar fluctuations the way some artificial sweeteners do. It's coming along. slowly.