Xylitol is the Hero of Sweeteners

Xyltitol is all natural made from birch, raspberries, plums and corn, unlike artificial chemical sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose.

Think of everything you don’t like about regular sucrose sugar; high in calories, raises insulin levels, decays teeth, promotes Candida, addicting and in comes the hero to the rescue …. Xylitol!!!

  • "washes away" stubborn bladder infections (often in less than 48 hours)
  • decreases tooth decay by 80%--without having to drop any of your favorite foods
  • reduces blood clots without the dangerous side effects of aspirin
  • cuts sinus and ear infections by 93%--One pioneering Texas doctor reports these results are so dramatic his patients forget to keep using it!

But, what about the taste? Would you believe it tastes just like sugar, with no after taste!

Here are the Benefits of Xylitol:
Calories: one tablespoon of Xylitol is 9.6 calories versus 15 calories for sugar. Xylitol is absorbed more slowly than sugar and also contains zero net effective carbohydrates, and sugar contains 4 grams per teaspoon which makes it great for diabetes.

Diabetics: Xylitol gets into the cells without insulin and can be used to make glucose. It has a low glycemic index of 13 versus glucose of 100.

Dental Care: Xylitol prevents the build-up of bacteria and plaque on your teeth. By utilizing the many forms available of Xyltiol; chewing gum, candies, toothpaste and food, cavity formation can be significantly reduced. Xylitol also helps prevent the onset and progression of gingivitis. Xylitol also allows remineralization of the teeth.

Osteoporosis: Xyltitol has shown great potential for a treatment of osteoporosis according to a group of Finnish researchers. They found that xylitol prevented the weakening of bones in laboratory rats, and even improved bone density. Xylitol also increases the absorption of calcium and incrases the formation of collagen. Xylitol increases bone repair and reduces bone mineral loss.

Infection: Studies have shown Xylitol increases the white blood cells helping the fight against bacteria.

Ear and Upper Respiratory Infections: Because Xylitol prevents the growth of bacteria it reduces the incidence of ear infections and respiratory infections. A nasal solution makes is easier to administer.

Candida Yeast: Xylitol helps control Candida unlike glucose, galactose and sucrose.

Here’s the Drawbacks of Xylitol:
Laxative: Xylitol may have a laxative effect on some individuals because it is not fully broken down during the digestion process.

Dogs: Xylitol can be life-threatening to dogs. Low blood sugar and liver failure have been associated with xylitol use for dogs.


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1 comment:

  1. Karen - very interesting info on Xylitol and tons of useful recipes for diabetic. Way to go Sis.