Originally Posted by beaglefanatic
I saw these cookies at my local Zellers (I'm in Canada) and noticed they are 'sugar-free' and have no trans fats. They have 100 calories per 2 cookie serving and believe me, they are delicious. BUT....since I started eating them my belly has been rumbling and turning and I've felt queezy. I read the package a little closer this morning and it turns out they can act like a laxative in some people. WELL....didn't I throw them out in a hurry. No wonder I have been feeling so awful.
Just a warning...they're not worth the enjoyment of eating them since they are so rotton to you later.
I'm assuming since you say they're "sugar free," that they have sugar alcohols.
Sugar alcohols can cause problems in a lot of people, not everyone, though. Your body doesn't digest them as quickly as other sugars, and through osmosis, pulls water into your GI tract to even out the levels of sugars. That extra water causes the "laxative" effect.
Our bodies DO end up digesting most sugar alcohols, unlike some sources say.