Xylitol: Natural Sugar Replacement that is Healthier For You

Hey, I just discovered a little something that might be of interest to those of you who want a sweetener but can’t eat sugar. My sister is a cancer patient and from her research she’s learned that sugar is one of the worst things for cancer, my IBS riddled nasty bacteria infected stomach (which is currently actually doing very well due to cutting out sugar and other things) can’t have sugar, cavity prone kids have to avoid it and well, let’s face it, sugar is pretty useless except for its fabulous taste and addictive qualities. Xylitol is a sweetener that is found in many fruits and vegetables and is typically made from birch trees. I bought some the other day and it looks like sugar and tastes like sugar (maybe a little sweeter).

I’m one of the worst bakers in the world so I haven’t tried baking with it but if anyone has I would love to hear what your experience is with it. People with serious health issues should probably run this by their doctor or naturopath but here’s a link for more info.

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2 responses to “Xylitol: Natural Sugar Replacement that is Healthier For You

  1. leslie

    Xylitol is great for baking. 1:1, same as sugar. My pre-diabetic mom makes muffins with it.

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