Xylitol sweeteners ??

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  1. debpet

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    Hi, I have seen that in Holland and Barrett they are selling "Perfect Sweet" which is 100% natural xylitol 225g for £2.69.
    Has anyone ever tried it? and if so what are your opinions, and what is the carb count thanks, Debra
     
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    From: Are Sugar Alcohols Healthy? | Mark's Daily Apple


    Xylitol – Glycemic Index of 13
    Xylitol is one of the more popular sugar alcohols. It tastes remarkably like sucrose, has about half the calories, and is 1.6 times as sweet, with little effect on blood glucose and none on insulin levels. You can find xylitol in certain berries, corn husks, mushroom fibers, and oats; most commercial xylitol comes from hardwood and corn. Xylitol has a cooling effect on the mouth and is actively protective against dental caries (as opposed to merely being neutral or non-contributive, like the other sugar alcohols), making it the favorite choice of sugar-free chewing gum makers.
    There appear to be some interesting health benefits to xylitol, too, beyond the well-established preventive actions against dental plaque and cavities. Xylitol shows promise as a bone remineralization agent, positively affecting both tooth enamel and bone mineral density (albeit, thus far, in rats). I count at least ten studies showing xylitol’s promise in the treatment or prevention of osteoporosis.
    Just don’t feed it to your dog. Also, it may exacerbate intestinal distress or cause diarrhea, so exercise caution (and linger near a toilet if you’re unsure of its effect on you).






    Looks decent. Don't see why it can't be used.
     
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    For 1g of xylitol - 2.6 calories, less than 1.0g carbs. Sounds OK to me, might look at it myself!
     
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