Well, I'm surprised I actually agreed with most of what this article had to say!
I'm a type 2 diabetic, and I don't subtract fiber from my carb counts, but I would think it would be fine to do for non-diabetics who just want to eat low carb.
Atkins and such says subtract 100% of the fiber. So if something has 10 total carbs, but 6 grams of fiber, you'd count 4. I'd go ahead and count 10, because it's kind of life and death for me. Non diabetics? Not so much, so they can go ahead and subtract it all.
And of course, everyone absorbs fiber differently. Some people - diabetics included - really don't digest much of the fiber in foods. Some, however, do. I've had my blood sugar spiked by flax seed before!
In the end, we should all do what works for us, which is what this article says, which is why I agreed with it.
- 3/22/2013 12:22:19 AM