I am experimenting with nutrition bars for my endurance rides. I am mildly diabetic (type 2) so i look for low sugar options. I can tolerate some sugar but try to avoid anything high in sugar content even when riding 4+ hours.
The South Beach Diet Nutrition bar show zero sugar but 18 grams of sugar alcohol. What the heck is the difference? Should I treat them as equivalent as far as my evaluation of "high sugar" vs. "low sugar". Other low sugar options such as Atkins bars are out there but I'd love to hear any other suggestions.
Thanks in advance.