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What Is Xylitol

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 06/26/2018

 

In this video, Dr. Berg talks about Xylitol. Xylitol tastes very close to sugar and has no aftertaste. It can reduce tooth decay and has a glycemic index of 7, it can affect blood sugars a little bit, especially if in greater quantities. It is fatal in dogs and is in the nasal spray because it helps the bacteria not adhere to your mucous membranes to help clear microbes. He also talks about why you should consume non-GMO Xylitol.

What is the difference between xylitol and dextrose?

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is found in many fruits and vegetables. It is also used as a sugar substitute in some foods. Xylitol has 40% fewer calories than regular sugar, but it does not affect blood glucose levels like other sugar substitutes.

Dextrose is a type of sugar that is found in the body and in many foods. It can be made from corn starch or from natural sources like fruit or milk. Dextrose is a carb and is not typically keto-friendly dextrose is often produced from GMO corn.

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