�When people first began to look at how they were eating, fat was determined to be the enemy.
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When people first began to look at how they were eating, fat was determined to be the enemy. Store shelves were stacked with low-fat and reduced fat products. The Nutrition Facts label became required reading. We became educated consumers comparing grams and percentages, servings and calories, intent on eating right. Then, almost overnight, if the media is to be believed, fat no longer was the mortal enemy, it wasn't a friend, but more of a nodding aquaintance. Carbohydrates and sugar became the new enemies. As we scrutinized the nutrition labels we saw a new addition, sugar alcohol
. Was this a friend or foe, good or bad, who could tell? For the addict, the name alone was off-putting. Well the news is good. Sugar alcohol is indeed a friend to those watching both their addiction and their weight. The Yale-New Haven Hospital website (http://www.ynhh.org) features an informative article that helps clear the confusion. This should help ease your mind as you chow down on that delicious bowl of ice-cream.