Shannon Walter

Health Benefits of Xylitol

4 Health Benefits of Xylitol

You can have you sweets and eat them too!

It’s a sugar alcohol produced by reducing wood sugars- especially from birch trees. Xylitol is a naturally derived sugar substitute; it contains one-third of the calories white granulated sugar does and it’s just as sweet!

What does this have to do with my health?

There’s a simple answer, so let’s go over the benefits xylitol brings to the table.
Dental Hygiene

Gum, mints, candy, and toothpastes can be sweetened with xylitol to protect your teeth. Don’t brush me off yet! There’s science to back me up! According to this university, regular consumption of xylitol can greatly reduce the amount of cavity forming bacteria in the mouth. Sweet right? But there’s more…
Less Blood Sugar Spikes

Sugar has a glycemic index of between 60-70, BUT xylitol on the other hand is only a 7 on the glycemic index. For those with diabetes and other metabolic problems, xylitols low glycemic index makes it a great natural substitute.
Fewer Ear Infections

We all know that our ears, nose, and throat are connected. Bad bacteria can travel from the mouth to the ears and cause a bad infection. Xylitols same bacteria starving properties that make it a great cavity fighter, also aid in the reduction of ear infections. Who knew?
All is Vanity and Vexation

Well maybe not all. Studies are still being done, but it appears that the consumption of xylitol increases the amount of collagen in the skin. Perfect for that ageless look!

Comment below with your favorite Xylitol products!

Shannon Walter

About Shannon Walter -

Wife, Mommy, and Writer are three of the hats Shannon wears on a daily basis. Natural and holistic wellness is her passion. Diving into medical studies, reading long-winded books, and refitting them into information that is valuable to everyday life.

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