Finnish xylitol - low calorie and natural sweetener
Xylitol, a natural substitute for beet sugar which is also known as birch sugar, is made from bark of the birch and imported from Finland. Its taste and appearance is similar to white sugar, but is low in calories and has a very low glycaemic index. Thanks to it, your cakes and desserts will be not only sweet, but also good for your figure.
Sugar that is good for health
Xylitol is much more than just a good alternative to sugar and a sweetener that both diabetics and people losing weight can add to their diet. It is also a substance that positively affects your health: it is good for teeth, it strengthens bones, and prevents the growth of bacteria in the digestive system.
Good for diabetics
Metabolizing xylitol requires only a small amount of insulin. The low glycaemic index (GI = 8) of xylitol means that it does not cause sudden and high bursts of sugar into the blood, so it can be used in the diet of people with diabetes.
Weight loss support
Xylitol, with its low GI (GI of xylitol is up to nine times smaller than GI of beet sugar) and low caloric content (approx. 40% lower than white sugar) is an ideal ingredient in the diet of people who are trying to lose weight: it reduces sugar cravings and prevents obesity.
Xylitol, unlike glucose or fructose, does not ferment in the digestive system, which means that the bacteria that are present there do not turn it into an enamel-destroying acid. Birch sugar also has bactericidal properties, which is why it is used in the prevention of caries and parodontosis.
Healthy intestines and sinuses
The bactericidal properties of xylitol have a beneficial effect on the sinuses and intestines. It prevents the formation of helicobacter pylori bacteria, inhibits the growth of fungi and yeasts in the gastrointestinal tract, and prevents the growth of bacteria that cause otitis media..
Xylitol increases calcium absorption, and therefore, supports bone mineralization and prevents osteoporosis.