WHAT IS "XYLITOL"?
- The common table sugar may be the single most unhealthy aspect of the modern diet.
- For this reason, people have looked towards natural alternatives like Xylitol.
- Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar, but has fewer calories and doesn't raise blood sugar levels.
- Several studies suggest that it can improve dental health and have various other important benefits. About 2/3 of the Xylitol produced globally is used in manufacturing chewing gums.
- Xylitol is in a class of substances called “polyols,” more commonly known as sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols are neither sugar nor alcohol, but have a chemical structure that has similarities to sugar.
- Xylitol is found in small amounts in many fruits and vegetables and is therefore considered natural.
- It is a common ingredient in sugar free chewing gums, candies, mints, diabetes friendly foods and oral care products.
- 100% natural sweetener.
- One of the negative effects of added sugar, is that it can spike blood sugar and insulin levels. Due to the high amount of fructose, it can also lead to insulin resistance and all sorts of metabolic problems when consumed in excess. Xylitol contains zero fructose and has negligible effects on blood sugar and insulin. As such, NONE of the harmful effects of table sugar apply to Xylitol.
- The glycemic index (a measure of how quickly foods raise blood sugar) of Xylitol is only 7. Table sugar has a glycemic index of 60-70.
- Low Carbohydrate. It has 40% lower calories than normal sugar. Good for weight control. Table sugar contains 4 calories per gram. Xylitol contains 2.4 calories per gram.
- It reduces the risk of tooth decay. Many dentists recommend using Xylitol-sweetened chewing gum... for good reason. When the bacteria are full of Xylitol, they are unable to take up glucose, so essentially their energy producing pathway is "clogged" and they end up dying. In one study, using Xylitol-sweetened chewing gum reduced levels of the bad bacteria by 27-75%, while it had no effect on the friendly bacteria. Numerous studies show that Xylitol, either by replacing sugar or adding it on top of the diet, can reduce cavities and tooth decay by as much as 30-85%.
- The mouth, nose and ears are all interconnected. For this reason, bacteria that live in the mouth can end up causing ear infections, a common problem in children. It turns out that Xylitol can starve some of these bacteria, in the same way as it starves the dental-related bacteria.
- Xylitol may help to increase collagen production and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. It also appears to have prebiotic effects, feeding the friendly bacteria in the gut.
- Safe for use in any sugar-controlled diet.
- For people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity or other metabolic problems, Xylitol is an excellent alternative to sugar.
- Whereas the debate on most sweeteners is about whether they will harm you or not, the studies show that xylitol has actual health benefits. Long-term consumption of xylitol does appear to be completely safe.
- When cooking, replace sugar with Xylitol in equal measurements. Xylitol is heat–stable for cooking and baking. It also mixes and dissolves just like common sugar.
- Replace normal sugar for your coffee or tea. You can't really feel the difference in taste.
- You can replace sugar with Xylitol in a 1:1 ratio.
SIDE EFFECTS AND DOSAGE:
- Xylitol is generally well tolerated, but some people do get digestive side effects when they consume too much. However, the body seems to adjust very well to Xylitol.
- If you have a sensitive body, intake slowly and give your body time to adjust, then chances are that you won't experience any negative effects.
- In one study, subjects consumed an average of 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg) of Xylitol per month, with a maximum daily intake of over 400 grams without any negative effects.
- When dogs eat xylitol, their bodies mistakenly think that they've ingested glucose and start producing large amounts of insulin. This can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). ylitol is not suitable for feeding dogs and cats even in small dosages.
- Northern China.
- Xylitol is mostly processed from corncobs (the core of maize).
WHERE TO BUY:
- 300 or 500 grams per pack
- Self collection in HAT YAI, Songkhla (Thailand) /Delivery within Hat Yai: Free
- Courier delivery within Thailand: B$150/delivery.
- Self collection in KULIM, Kedah (Malaysia): Free
- Courier delivery within West Malaysia: Free
- Courier delivery within East Malaysia: RM$8 (3 packs), RM$11 (5 packs) & RM$31 (10 packs).
- Thailand customers: Pay by K Plus or credit/debit card in Thai Baht.
- Malaysia customers: Pay by credit/debit card in Malaysia Ringgit. Or deposit into our Maybank/CIMB/RHB bank account in Malaysia in Ringgit. Please contact us for bank account details.
- We also accept PayPal.
Koon Ann (Thai)
Mobile 081-990 1149
Office: 074-261 515 (Hat Yai)
Mr Lawrence Lam (English/Chinese/Malay)
Mobile 012-4949 700