True Foods – Xylitol (250g)

True Foods – Xylitol (250g)

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Description


What is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol naturally found in certain fruits and vegetables that makes an excellent low-calorie sweetener. Our bodies naturally produce up to 15 grams of Xylitol daily from the foods we eat, but Xylitol has no substantial nutritive value. Its real value lies in its low glycemic (blood sugar) impact and the fact that sugar alcohols such as Xylitol don’t promote dental cavities, as many sugars do.

What is Xylitol made from?

Xylitol is commercially produced from the cellulose of wood, sugar cane pulp, certain seed hulls, and/or corn cobs. NOW® Real Food Xylitol is typically produced from non-GMO corn cobs

What are the most notable differences between Xylitol and white table sugar?

– Xylitol is technically not a sugar; it’s a sugar alcohol, also known as a polyol. Unlike well-known, naturally-occurring sugars such as sucrose, fructose, and dextrose, Xylitol has five carbon atoms instead of six. This difference in molecular structure gives Xylitol its unique benefits and sets it apart from sugars.

– Unlike sugar, Xylitol is slowly absorbed. This means it won’t cause a rapid blood sugar spike, and it doesn’t require an immediate insulin response for it to be metabolized, as most sugars do. Xylitol has an extremely low glycemic index score of 7 on a scale 0-100. For comparison, glucose scores a 100 on this scale.

– At only 2.4 calories per gram versus 4 calories per gram for table sugar, Xylitol boasts 40% less caloric impact while providing approximately the same sweetness as table sugar.

– Xylitol consumption has been shown to decrease total caloric intake by encouraging slower gastric emptying, which helps to control appetite.

– Xylitol tastes like sugar, but it adds a barely-perceptible cool “icy” taste sensation due to the fact that it has what’s called a “negative heat of dissolution” – it slightly cools any liquid it’s dissolved in.

– While more research is needed, some scientific studies indicate that Xylitol may help to maintain healthy bone density in animal models.

Are there any cautions or warnings regarding the use of Xylitol?

Yes: “KEEP OUT OF REACH OF PETS AND ANIMALS. DO NOT FEED XYLITOL OR ANY PRODUCT CONTAINING XYLITOL TO YOUR PET OR TO ANY ANIMAL!”

While Xylitol is perfectly healthy for humans, it should never be fed to animals and pets, in particular dogs. Xylitol can cause an extremely rapid blood sugar drop in canines that may be life-threatening. NEVER feed xylitol or xylitol-containing products to pets.

True Foods – Xylitol (250g)

Description


What is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol naturally found in certain fruits and vegetables that makes an excellent low-calorie sweetener. Our bodies naturally produce up to 15 grams of Xylitol daily from the foods we eat, but Xylitol has no substantial nutritive value. Its real value lies in its low glycemic (blood sugar) impact and the fact that sugar alcohols such as Xylitol don’t promote dental cavities, as many sugars do.

What is Xylitol made from?

Xylitol is commercially produced from the cellulose of wood, sugar cane pulp, certain seed hulls, and/or corn cobs. NOW® Real Food Xylitol is typically produced from non-GMO corn cobs

What are the most notable differences between Xylitol and white table sugar?

– Xylitol is technically not a sugar; it’s a sugar alcohol, also known as a polyol. Unlike well-known, naturally-occurring sugars such as sucrose, fructose, and dextrose, Xylitol has five carbon atoms instead of six. This difference in molecular structure gives Xylitol its unique benefits and sets it apart from sugars.

– Unlike sugar, Xylitol is slowly absorbed. This means it won’t cause a rapid blood sugar spike, and it doesn’t require an immediate insulin response for it to be metabolized, as most sugars do. Xylitol has an extremely low glycemic index score of 7 on a scale 0-100. For comparison, glucose scores a 100 on this scale.

– At only 2.4 calories per gram versus 4 calories per gram for table sugar, Xylitol boasts 40% less caloric impact while providing approximately the same sweetness as table sugar.

– Xylitol consumption has been shown to decrease total caloric intake by encouraging slower gastric emptying, which helps to control appetite.

– Xylitol tastes like sugar, but it adds a barely-perceptible cool “icy” taste sensation due to the fact that it has what’s called a “negative heat of dissolution” – it slightly cools any liquid it’s dissolved in.

– While more research is needed, some scientific studies indicate that Xylitol may help to maintain healthy bone density in animal models.

Are there any cautions or warnings regarding the use of Xylitol?

Yes: “KEEP OUT OF REACH OF PETS AND ANIMALS. DO NOT FEED XYLITOL OR ANY PRODUCT CONTAINING XYLITOL TO YOUR PET OR TO ANY ANIMAL!”

While Xylitol is perfectly healthy for humans, it should never be fed to animals and pets, in particular dogs. Xylitol can cause an extremely rapid blood sugar drop in canines that may be life-threatening. NEVER feed xylitol or xylitol-containing products to pets.

3.20

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