Xylitol- an alternative sweetener

When using xylitol in recipes you need to be careful what type of xylitol you get. You want to get a xylitol made from 100% birch bark. My favorite brand is Ultimate life’s “the ultimate sweetener.” It can be purchased through Luckyvitamin.com at a good price. Xylitol is good to use in baking recipes because it substitutes more equally to sugar. Typically if a recipe calls for a 1/4 cup of sugar you would use a 1/4 cup xylitol as a replacement.

I still prefer pure Stevia as the number one sweet alternative, however Stevia is difficult sometimes to bake with. So xylitol is another option…

A few warnings with xylitol, animals can NOT have it so please keep it away from your pets. Also, some people experience stomach sensitivity to xylitol, if you do you would not want to consume it.


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cnp4you@gmail.com Tracy is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the South Florida area. She is the lead consultant and President of tmihealth. Tracy works with clients in her Wellington office and nation-wide via phone and skype consultation options with programs specializing in Nutrition and Detoxification. You can also find her on Facebook and Google+

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