Xylitol is 100% natural sugar alternative with a low glycaemic index, which is more suitable for those with diabetes or controlling their weight. It has the look, feel, and all the sweetness of sugar, yet 40% fewer calories and around 75% fewer carbohydrates. As a low-calorie, natural, and safe sweetener, it’s the ideal alternative for those on a weight management programme as well as anyone who simply prefers to follow a healthier lifestyle.
Xylitol is an ideal sweetener for diabetics, too. Since the body doesn’t require insulin in order to metabolise xylitol, the sweetener produces a much lower glycemic response than occurs with the consumption of other sugars such as sucrose or glucose (we do advise however, that diabetics should consult their doctor before regularly incorporating xylitol into their diet). It’s even fantastic for your teeth – proven to inhibit the growth of cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth by helping to retain a neutral pH level and preventing bacteria from sticking to the teeth.