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Nutrition

Added sugar may be the single most unhealthy aspect of the modern diet.

For this reason, people have looked towards natural alternatives like Xylitol.

Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar, but has 40% fewer calories. It can also be considered a weight loss friendly sweetener.

  • Table Sugar: 4 calories per gram.
  • Xylitol: 2.4 calories per gram.

One of the negative effects of added sugar (and high fructose corn syrup), is that it can spike blood sugar and insulin levels which can lead to insulin resistance and all sorts of metabolic problems when consumed in excess.

….Xylitol contains zero fructose and has almost no effect on blood sugar and insulin.

The glycemic index (GI)  (a measure of how quickly foods raise blood sugar) is only 7, compared to regular sugar, which has a glycemic index of 60-70.

  • Xylitol is an excellent choice for those looking for an alternative to sugar.

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