Xylitol is a natural carbohydrate, that looks like a white crystalline substance and it tastes just like sugar. This means that it has a delicious, sweet taste. Not only does it have excellent taste, but it is a healthy alternative for diabetes as it contains about the third of calories as normal sugar. Xylitol is extracted from any woody fibrous plant material, or from renewable resources, such as corn cobs. It occurs naturally in our body, with an average sized adult manufacturing up to 15 grams of Xylitol daily. Dentists and nutritionists recommend and encourage the user of Xylitol due to its unique and clinically proven dental benefits – it aids in the prevention of plaque formation. Although it is classified as a carbohydrate, xylitol is slowly absorbed by the digestive tract, and does not cause rapid rises in blood glucose. Not only does Xylitol make an excellent sugar substitute, but it is a healthy addition to any low-carb diet.
When to use
Raw Gear Xylitol can be consumed throughout the day as a sugar replacement (use Xylitol 5 times per day).