‘Metamucil’ — The HUGE Difference Between “Real Sugar” & “Sugar Free”.

by Anura Guruge

When buying ‘Metamucil‘ or a store-brand equivalent (e.g., Walmart’s ‘Equate’) be very careful as to the sugar content you are getting. Basically there are two flavors: ‘real sugar’ & ‘sugar free’. The ‘real sugar’ version indeed contains a fair amount of sugar at the expense of dietary fiber. I am not really sure why somebody would want this — more sugar, less fiber. Maybe there are some applications for diabetics. Taste alone should not be a factor.

But, of course, it is up to you. Just be aware as to what you are getting. Read the label.

If you are cool with all that sugar go for it.

To I that is dangerous carbs and calories. Like jugging sugar-loaded soda. I prefer the ‘Sugar Free’. Just wanted to share this with you.

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by Anura Guruge

1 thought on “‘Metamucil’ — The HUGE Difference Between “Real Sugar” & “Sugar Free”.

  1. Brad R.

    I noticed this the hard way after opening the canister. Not what I wanted in my very low to no sugar diet. Here’s what I do to reduce the sugar (and very sweet taste). I add 2 TSP to a 10 ounce glass and mix with distilled water. Then I let it sit for 24 hours. Most of the fiber (and the added anti-caking silica) will sink to the bottom. The top liquid can then be poured off. There is still sugar left, but not as much since it is noticeably less sweet. Tomorrow I will add just 1 TSP to distilled and let that sit. At 114 teaspoons per container, this is going to take awhile.


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