Thursday, February 9, 2012

Xylitol is a natural sweetener...

It may have a freaky name that may lead you to initially think it's some new man made artificial sweetener, but it's not... Xylitol is a natural sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar. And... It was first used back in the 1960's. It has the same sweetness as sugar, 40% fewer calories, none of the negative tooth decay properties, none of the insulin release effects, no carbohydrates, builds immunity, has anti-aging effects, protects against chronic disease, prevents diabetes, prevents weight gain, doesn't increase your blood pressure, and rates only a 7 on the Glycemic Index. That's low. For those of you that cook, it's becoming extremely popular. Why not? It's safe for the body without compromising on taste. It's being used as a sweetener (coffee/baking/cooking/Kool-Aid, ice tea, soda, etc...), in toothpaste, in gum, in candy, in jam, in honey, in mints, in ice cream, AND EVEN NASAL SPRAY. So where does the magical Xylitol come from? It's comes from plums, strawberries, corn, and birch bark.
There of course is one potential draw back of Xylitol. If taken in excessive amounts, it can have a laxative effect. Of course that is in EXCESSIVE amounts. Though, for some people, that just maybe a good side effect huh.

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