Monday, August 29, 2011


i have been using
Maple Syrup in my
ALPHA SWEETS, healthy treats, and a client asked me if i ever thought about using xylitol.....

XYLITOL: a sugar alcohol sweetener used as a naturally occurring sugar substitute.

It is found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables,
and can be extracted from various berries, oats, and mushrooms,
as well as fibrous material such as corn husks, sugar cane bagasse, and birch.

Xylitol is roughly as sweet as sucrose with only two-thirds the food energy

intake of xylitol can result in
bloating and diarrhea.
adaptation, an increase of the laxation threshold, occurs with regular intake

now i am not
regular sugar intake
or high consumption
but why
would you
want the runs?

benefits of this
sugar substitute
other than
the need for depends:

Xylitol is slowly absorbed and metabolized, resulting in very negligible changes in insulin. It therefore won’t raise your blood sugar like regular sugar.

This explains why xylitol has been a preferred sweetener for diabetic diets since the 1960’s!

When you eat food containing ordinary sugar (sucrose), it gives bacteria on your teeth energy, causing cavities.

Xylitol does not break down like regular sugar and can help keep a neutral pH level in the mouth!

having just read this info
i think there are great
benefits in switching to xylitol use
more so for those that have
a problem with their
insulin response

the trick is for those that
"don't eat sugar"
as a choice, a good healthy choice
is moderation
sugar is in green veggies
it is in all fruits
it is in the grains & pastas
we love so much
it is just in a different form

this is why i sweeten
my goodies with MOSTLY
fruit is there for us to use
enjoy the natural sweetness
the earth has to offer
the refined white sugary foods

maple syrup
effects the blood sugar
the most delicately
of agave, honey, table sugar & sugar substitutes

anything that will irritate
the tummy
i stay away from
that too many grapes
can have the same effect
so my advise to you
as always, is

we know
what works for our
now i know what i can use in my diabetic frosting :)

No comments:

Post a Comment