Xylitol - a naturally occurring sugar-free sweetener
Maybe you haven't heard of xylitol as a sugar alternative, but it was first discovered as a naturally occurring alternative during the World War II sugar shortages in Finland. Years later, it was reported that those consuming xylitol instead of sugar had notably fewer cavities. Xylitol is a delicious natural sweetener that will help keep you healthy, happy, and well. Finally you can have something sweet and not feel guilty about eating desserts. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, naturally found in nature in small amounts in strawberries, raspberries, birch tree bark, lettuce, mushrooms, and corn. Our bodies naturally produce xylitol as part of their everyday metabolism.
It has a low-glycemic index and is produced independently of insulin, so you will not experience a large spike in your blood sugar levels. Xylitol even strengthens the teeth! This sweetener does not feed candida, and is alkalizing for the body, as opposed to most sugars which are acid-forming. Ideal for anyone managing diabetes, watching their weight, or interested to maintain good health. It is just as sweet as sugar, but has 40% less calories and no aftertaste. In fact, it produces a nice cooling sensation in the mouth, which makes it a popular ingredient in combination with mint and citrus flavors.
You can use xylitol in baking any dessert, add to tea, smoothies, or morning cereal. Kids will love it as a treat sprinkled on toast or fruit.
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