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altA carb is a carb is a carb, right? If this is so, then why do some products marketed to low carb eaters have one number on the "Nutrition Facts" panel, and a much lower number labeled "Net Carbs", "Net Atkins Count", or something similar prominently displayed on the front of the label? Let's look at "net carbs", and some of the ingredients we should be especially suspicious of when buying low carb products. What are Net Carbs?

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