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Old 01-10-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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Low carb Syrups

hey guys, I am trying to stick to my low carb diet this year. I have found Carbquick which makes a good pancake and waffle. The problem is the syrup. Most of which is on the shelf as no sugar has lots of carbs. In researching I found the following brands that have low carbs: Howards, Walden Farms and Davinci. Anyone tried these? I would like to hear your comments or suggestions of others not mentioned.

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Old 01-10-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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Agave Nectar is low carb
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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Why not go in a different direction altogether? Top waffles and pancakes with fruit compote or lightly sweetened mascarpone cheese.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:51 PM   #4
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Was looking more with something with a halfway maple flavor.
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Unless you want to use artificial flavoring, I don't think it's possible. It seems to me that eating real foods like maple syrup and honey would be preferable.
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too many carbs. I am trying to limit myself to less than 25 now and 40 after the first month.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:54 PM   #7
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Well, then, just don't eat those things for a month Be creative and eat something that is inherently low carb. Sorry, but it seems to me that you're just sabotaging your effort rather than embracing it.

The standard Turkish breakfast is delicious, healthy and, if you leave out the bread, low carb: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_cuisine#Breakfast
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Amoretti Maple Syrup has less than half the calories (35 calories as opposed to 80) and carbs (8g as opposed to 19) per serving as DaVinci Maple Syrup and is made with 100% natural ingredients.
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Agave Nectar is low carb
Agave nectar is not low carb. It has the same amount of calories and carbs as sugar, honey, and any other natural sweetener. It does, however, have a lower glycemic index number than other sweeteners, so it won't spike blood sugar levels.
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Unless you want to use artificial flavoring, I don't think it's possible. It seems to me that eating real foods like maple syrup and honey would be preferable.
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Agave syrup is more refined than corn syrup and worse for you ~ I'd nix that idea.

Make date syrup: bring dates and water to a boil and then simmer until they break down (mash w/ a spoon to help facilitate if necessary).

It's great in smoothies, oatmeal, etc.

Also, check out organic coconut (palm) sugar - I think has a GI of 35 meaning it's less than half of real sugar.
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