Beneficial Health Properties of Xylitol
Did you know that
Did you know that Xylitol is a sugar substitute with beneficial health properties? While xylitol is a natural substance found in fruits and vegetables, it is also naturally produced in our bodies.
It is actually a carbohydrate that looks and tastes remarkable like table sugar with 40% fewer calories and virtually has no effect on blood sugar and insulin levels.
One of the greatest benefits of xylitol is how it interacts with bacteria. Firstly, xylitol is non-fermentable, meaning bacteria can’t use it in their metabolic processes. This results in bacteria not being able to thrive or produce their byproduct-harmful acids. Secondly, xylitol has an anti-adhesive quality. This unique characteristic prohibits bacteria from adhering to cell tissue. Because bacteria must adhere to the tissue in order to flourish, xylitol is able to reduce their effect without using harmful chemicals or drugs.
Because of Xylitol’s benefits, not only is it used as a sweetener in chewing gums, mints, beverages, sweets, toothpaste and in table top granular form, but it can also be found nose sprays. Xylitol spray is also a natural & effective way to alleviate congestion due to allergies, sinusitis, cold and flu. Xylitol has a wide variety of uses and benefits, from improving the health of your teeth to maintaining upper respiratory health.