Many people look at the time right after Halloween up until the New Year as a total diet loss. Sweets are everywhere, from candy to desserts. And, when January rolls around, we get depressed about it. What if I told you that you can eat desserts without consuming too much sugar? The secret is Xylitol (zy-li-tall)!
Xylitol is an all natural sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar, and is naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables. It’s NOT an artificial sweetener made with chemicals.
Once extracted and processed it’s a white, crystalline granule that can be used in any recipe that calls for sugar. You cut your calories by 40% and your carbohydrates at 74%. It’s good for your teeth, stabilizes insulin levels, promotes good health and has none of the negative side effects of white sugar or artificial sweeteners. Xylitol is slowly absorbed as a complex carbohydrate.
When we look at the glycemic index of sweeteners, the higher the number, the more quickly the carbohydrates break down thus causing a spike in blood sugar. Now High fructose Corn Syrup used in most processed cookies and pastries is at the top of the chart at 100. Honey a more natural sweetener but still very high at 62, while Agave Nectar is 15. But better yet, Xylitol is 7 on a scale of 100.
As a Holistic Nutritionist, I highly recommend Xylitol to my clients, friends and family. Not all Xylitol is created equal in terms of quality and flavor, however you can rest assured you are getting the highest quality Xylitol, and products made with Xylitol, at www.myhealthysugar.com
You can purchase it by the pound and start baking right away….GUILT FREE!!
Learn more about healthy eating at Karen Roth’s website, www.karenrothnutrition.com