Xylitol and Erythritol, Natural Sweeteners that is Safe for Diabetics

Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol have a long history of use as sweeteners. Now, there is new sweetener making news in the U.S.. It's called Erythritol and health experts in both mainstream and natural medicine are embracing it. For commercial and industrial purposes, Erythritol are made by fermenting glucose then separating and purifying the resulting product. Unlike other sugar alcohols, though, Xylitol and Erythritol are almost completely absorbed by the body and shows no tendency to be toxic or carcinogenic.

Xylitol and Erythritol are rapidly and easily absorbed in the small intestines. Because only about 10% of consumed Xylitol and Erythritol enters the colon, Xylitol and Erythritol are less likely than other "natural" sweeteners to cause bloating and gas. Additionally, Xylitol and Erythritol seems less likely to act as a food source for your colon's natural flora; this further reduces the potential for bloating and flatulence. Xylitol and Erythritol are also far less likely than other sugar alcohols to increase plasma glucose and insulin levels, making Xylitol and Erythritol potentially safer for diabetics.

Compared to sugar, Xylitol and Erythritol are only about 70% as sweet. But Xylitol and Erythritol's energy value are far lower than sugar's. Erythritol have only about .2 calories per gram and Xylitol 2.4 calories per gram. By contrast, white table sugar as around 4 calories per gram. It's naturally occuring and scores a low on the glycemic index. Xylitol and Erythritol does not affect blood sugar or insulin levels. Diabetics can use Xylitol and Erythritol without having to worry about a spike in their blood sugar level. If you want to learn more about Xylitol and Erythritol please visit EmeraldForestXylitol.com.

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