Net Carbs



When you’re calculating your net carbs, you need to subtract components your body doesn’t absorb (like fiber and sugar alcohols) from your total carbs. Fiber is a non-digestible complex carbohydrate that doesn’t impact your blood sugar levels. Because you don’t digest it, it’s simply subtracted.

Don’t let the fact that fiber is subtracted fool you: studies show that reaching your daily fiber goals helps you lose weight and live longer.

 

Reference: Reynolds, Andrew, PhD. “Carbohydrate Quality and Human Health: a Series of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses.” The Lancet, 2 Feb. 2019.