Recently I've been hearing about how awesome Quest bars are in the low carb circles and decided to test it out for myself. After all, I am a type 1 diabetic so this should be a good test of whether this is truly low carb. Starting blood sugar: 121. I eagerly unwrap the Peanut Butter Supreme bar and take a bite. Tasty with a satisfying texture.
Thirty minutes later: 153. Ok, that isn't HORRIBLE. Not great but I can live with that.
An hour and a half: 217. Still going up and I'm starting to feel crappy. This is not looking hopeful.
2 hours in: 229 and I feel like I am going to puke and am in a horrible mood.
My conclusion: too good to be true. Clearly the "indigestible fiber" digested. I do not believe this to be a low carb food and do not recommend it to fellow diabetics or low-carbers. You are fooling yourself and might as well eat a candy bar. Ok it might be a bit healthier than a Snickers but it has the same overall effect. I'll stick with my real food.
|A much tastier protein option and diabetes friendly!|