Are you familiar with xylitol? It’s the one sweetener that’s actually benefit for teeth. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is found in the fibers of certain plants, including fruits, vegetables and grains. If you want to know why some gums, mints and sweetener alternative are labeled as “Dentists Approved”, it’s because Xylitol is beneficial in the fight against tooth decay. It’s also naturally lower in calories than ordinarily table sugar.
Xylitol benefits extend beyond the smile. Studies are continuing to explore how Xylitol can help individuals suffering metabolic syndromes, hypertension and other serious health issues. Xylitol may also interfere with bacteria’s ability to cause infection in the body, including the ear and the respiratory tract.
Next time you’re in the super market, or you’re searching for an alternative sweetener when baking and cooking, keep an eye out for Xylitol.