Beyond Gorgeous

Beyond Gorgeous


Xylitol — Another Sweet Choice

posted by sbrown

Don’t be discouraged!  We’ve been looking at sugar alternatives and have found many that are dangerous or even deadly.  There are still plenty of options left for us, though. One of these is Xylitol. Xylitol is found in many fruits, such as plums, and even some tree barks.  It is as sweet as sugar, but has 40% fewer calories and 75% fewer carbohydrates. It has a very low glycemic index  rating of 8.

Xylitol is a good choice for baking because it is heat stable.  Also, it substitutes for sugar 1 to 1, so no recipe adjustment is necessary.

And — surprise — it protects against tooth decay.  That’s a big improvement over table sugar!

Side effects?  Only if you eat too much of it or are particularly sensitive to it.  An overdose causes gas, bloating, and diarrhea.  Not fun.  One thing about this side effect, it will keep you from pigging out.  If you have a bingeing habit, the uncomfortable side effects might work to your advantage.

Any down sides of Xylitol?  None for your health — but a sad one for your budget.  A five pound bag costs between $20 and $25 dollars.  Ouch.  That doesn’t compare favorably to the $3 to $4 you could expect to spend at the grocery store for a five pound bag of sugar.

Keep it in perspective, though.  Sugar is cheaper, but destructive to your body.  If you want something sweet, it may be worth the extra money to buy Xylitol which won’t harm you — unless you overindulge!

Eating to live and living for Christ,

Susan Jordan Brown

 



Advertisement
Comments read comments(3)
post a comment
xylitol supplier

posted October 5, 2012 at 7:47 am


I Learned it

More informations about Xylitol is here

http://sweetenersupplier.com/xylitol/xylitol-introduction.html

Feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions about Xylitol



report abuse
 

sbrown

posted April 26, 2012 at 10:11 am


Jeanette, I haven’t done the research on raw sugar, but it makes sense that it would be healthier and have more nutrients than refined white sugar. I don’t know if the number of calories and the glycemic index number is any different.



report abuse
 

jeanette

posted April 25, 2012 at 11:44 pm


What about raw sugar? I buy turbinado and demera sugar and cook with these often. I also will buy raw sugar from the health food store. These raw sugars are not refined and processed.
Raw sugarcane has many nutrients in it. But when it gets to the store it has all been removed. What has been removed (the nutritious part) is made into molasses. That is why molasses is so nutritious.



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs to make a successful cake with this healthy type of flour, and it takes a much smaller

posted 3:06:20am Mar. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
Once there was a famous tight-rope walker.  He stood before a huge crowd by Niagara Falls, preparing to do his most daring feat. “How many of you believe that I can walk across Niagara Falls on this tightrope?” he asked the people gathered there. “We believe you can do it!” they shout

posted 3:23:14am Mar. 28, 2013 | read full post »

How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?
“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” * No wonder 2/3 of American adults are overweight and hal

posted 3:54:25am Mar. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Making Plans to Succeed
H.A.L.T. -- Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  But how do you do that?  How do you avoid getting in a dangerously tempting position? It takes planning.  Start planning before you even head to the grocery store.  Look over the Green-for-Go low glycemic lists. Click h

posted 3:41:47am Mar. 26, 2013 | read full post »

No More "If Onlys"
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard If only -- If only.  How the “if onlies” plague us! “If I had only kept up that healthy eating and exercise plan I started five years ago I would look terrific now.”

posted 2:36:33am Mar. 25, 2013 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.