Natural Xylitol from Birch Trees
This is one food where stereotypes are best avoided.
Yes it’s cloaked in white, but underneath its deceptive look lays an unrefined healthy sugar.
This single molecule sugar from the fiber of birch trees prevents oral tooth decay.
It can stimulate the immune system, protect against chronic disease, helps to prevent ear infections, has anti-aging effects and has a plethora of other benefits. This is one ingredient that will bring harmony between parents and their children’s sweet tooth.
Mother Nature knows best.
What is Xylitol?
Xylitol, a sugar alcohol, occurs naturally in the fibers of fruits and vegetables such as oats, strawberries, raspberries, yellow plums, corn husks and mushrooms, and is extracted from the bark of birch trees. According to Drugs.com, xylitol is often used as a sugar substitute, as it is as sweet as sugar but has 40 percent fewer calories.
Xylitol is also known as Birch Sugar, E967, Meso-Xylitol, Méso-Xylitol, and Sucre de.
Xylitol is used to prevent middle ear infections (otitis media) in young children, and as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes. Xylitol tastes sweet but, unlike sugar, it is not converted in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay. It reduces levels of decay-causing bacteria in saliva and also acts against some bacteria that cause ear infections. Use of xylitol-containing products such as foods, chewing gum, candies, and toothpaste that provide 1-20 grams of xylitol per day can significantly reduce the rate of cavity formation in both adults and children. But some national brands of chewing gum contain milligram amounts of xylitol, far less than the gram doses that prevent tooth decay. Xylitol products appear to be more effective than products containing sorbitol for preventing cavities. Xylitol is sometimes included in tube feeding formulas as a source of energy.