xylitol

Xylitol – a Healthy and Natural Way to Sweeten – and More!

Xylitol is a natural sweet-tasting alcohol sugar derived from woody, fibrous plant materials, and many fruits and vegetables. Xylitol is used as a sweetener in foods, and  it can be used in baking as well.

Xylitol:

  • Looks and feels like sugar and it tastes good!
  • Has 40% fewer calories than sugar
  • Can be used by diabetes sufferers as a sugar substitute because of its minimal effect on blood sugar

And it has health benefits as well!

  • Improves dental health by actually killing cavity-causing bacteria and inhibiting plaque and is added to candy and chewing gum to prevent tooth decay
  • When added to a nasal spray, it aids in the clearing of mucous reducing the incidence of sinus and upper respiratory infections
  • It has been shown to reduce the incidence of middle ear infections in children
  • Possibly strengthening bones reducing the risk of osteoporosis

Throw away your sugar and artificial sweeteners – use Xylitol instead!