SCD™ Knowledge Base
- Food Labeling and Indigestible Carbohydrates
" Like I originally wrote, according to the label it's a 0 carbohydrate
Maybe I can be of assistance. One has to understand the laws of labeling
in order to determine what they are getting. For instance, any
product with maltodextrin in it can state it is a zero carbohydrate
product - even though maltodextrin is 100% carbohydrate. Why you
might ask? Because the human body cannot digest maltodextrin -
but the bacteria in our guts *can*. The same is true with soy.
There are indigestible carbohydrates (by humans) in soy products
so they are not required to be in the Total Carb label... However,
the labels do not have to include the carbs that can feed bacteria...
and bacteria have an amazing ability to digest almost any carbon
based molecule.. I know that you stated that you are a vegetarian,
but if you want to try the SCD™ without too much interference, I
would try an egg based protein powder instead of soy - otherwise
you won't be on the SC Diet as long as you're eating a soy product.
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