Health Benefits of Xylitol
While some of the health benefits of xylitol may depend on your individual circumstances, others are universal to the extent that almost anyone can benefit from a switch to SweetLife’s® xylitol products.
From the start, removing sucrose and processed, refined sugars from your diet and replacing it with a natural sugar free sweetener like Perfect Sweet® Xylitol, is one of the best nutritional changes that you can make. The harmful effects of processed sugar are well recognised, such as that of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, tooth decay and more.
More directly, however, xylitol benefits extend across increasing wellbeing, not only just preventing illness. Xylitol’s natural ability to prevent tooth decay is of major significance, and in some studies, it can even work to remineralise and reverse damage. Xylitol has also been shown to work successfully with ear, nose and throat infections because of its antibacterial properties. *
Xylitol can perform too, as a prebiotic. Unlike table sugar, aspartame or many other sweeteners, xylitol actively fights against unhealthy bacteria and yeast, rather than encouraging it. This makes it extremely useful towards yeast infections, candida, and related conditions.*
Probably one of the most common uses of Perfect Sweet® Xylitol is its use by diabetics. Xylitol does not raise glucose nor insulin levels, and in fact, can contribute positively to weight loss, often a goal of diabetics Type 2 sufferers. The natural sweetener is metabolized without insulin, thereby creating a lower glycaemic effect. Xylitol only has a glycaemic index of 7. Now compare that to sugar, which has a glycaemic index of 65.
If you would like more information regarding the benefits of our Perfect Sweet® xylitol, and products sweetened with 100% xylitol, please call 1300 768 783.