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Xylitol – Sugar that’s good for your teeth?

I have been using Agave for a while as a natural alternative to sugar. I went to Waitrose to buy some more and they only had a product called Xylitol.
‘Sounds like it’s crystalised in a lab’ I thought, but with nothing else that looked any better for me than actual sugar I thought I’d give it a go.

  • It claimed on the packet to look and taste like sugar. It did.
  • It claimed on the packet to have a low Glycemic Index. It does.
  • It claimed on the packet to be safe for Diabetics and Hypoglycemics. It is.
  • It claimed on the packet to have 65% less available carbs than sugar. It does.

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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Diet, Food

 

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