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What is Maltodextrin?

A type of carbohydrate derived from a plant source that undergoes extensive processing. Maltodextrin’s GI is higher than that of sugars.

Why is it bad?

A diet high in maltodextrin can potentially increase risk of developing T2 Diabetes, high cholesterol and weight gain. Studies have also associated high maltodextrin consumption with lower healthful gut bacteria as it suppressed probiotics and feeds bad gut bacteria

What should I do?

Avoid when possible.