Xylitol

Manage Blood Sugar With Two Sweeteners

…should. Running a close second is xylitol. This sweetener looks and tastes like sugar, making it ideal for baking. Better yet, it’s good for your teeth: Xylitol actually reduces cavity and plaque formation, a dental claim approved by the FDA. Although xylitol is not calorie-free, it is…

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…to use xylitol as your preferred sweetener. It looks like sugar and it tastes like sugar, but it’s slowly and only partially absorbed by the body, making it excellent for diabetics. It also is poorly metabolized by S. mutans. A number of long-term studies have shown that xylitol administered…

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10 Healthy Snacks You Won't See Advertised on TV

…nonfat yogurt, sweetened with stevia or xylitol. You can also mix with fruit. 9. Frozen fruits packed without sugar—mix with plain nonfat yogurt in the blender to make a delicious smoothie. If you’d like you can sweeten it with a bit of xylitol or stevia. 10. Hardboiled egg—make…

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Are Beverages Busting Your Diet?

…can feel free to enjoy a few cups a day. Just remember, if you are going to sweeten your coffee or tea, use natural sweeteners such as stevia or xylitol and forego the calorie-dense creamers. When it comes to juice, the only one I give my patients is Low-Sodium V8 Juice. It’s packed with…

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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

…it is to “cheat.” To help keep blood sugar on an even keel, take two tablespoons of vinegar mixed with a little water and stevia or xylitol prior to or with meals. You can also add it to salad dressing or other foods. The brand we use at the clinic is Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider…

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Healthy Dessert Recipes

…flour or almond meal * 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder * 1/8 teaspoon salt * ¼ cup refined coconut oil, melted * 2 eggs * 1 cup xylitol or xylitol brown sweetener * 1 teaspoon coconut extract * ½ teaspoon vanilla extract * 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut * ¼ cup finely chopped…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Vegetable-Tofu Shish Kebabs

…4 servings 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon rice wine 1 tablespoon xylitol ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 14 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained, blotted with paper towels, and cut into 1-inch…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Mandarin Salad

…Cookbook. Recipe for Mandarin Salad 4 servings (8 cups) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon xylitol 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 4 cups fresh spinach, rinsed and drained 2 cups lettuce (preferably romaine) ½ cup celery, chopped 2…

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Boost Your Health With Spicy Grilled Salmon

…powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 3 tablespoons xylitol 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground pepper 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon olive oil or olive oil spray 4 salmon fillets (5 ounces each) Combine chili, garlic, and onion powders, xylitol, salt, pepper, and paprika and mix thoroughly.…

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Diabetic Recipes for Dinner: Hot and Sour Soup

…1-inch matchsticks ¼ cup carrots, cut into 1-inch matchsticks 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons xylitol ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons water 1 egg…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…coffee up a notch, sprinkle some cinnamon into the grounds prior to brewing or add a little low-or no-calorie creamer and a dash of stevia or xylitol to sweeten it up. * To jazz up hot or cold tea, try different flavors of green, herbal, and black tea. Or make your own creations by adding fruit,…

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Dietary Sugar Intake: How to Manage It

…sweetener as well. * Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, in the same category as sorbitol and mannitol. This sugar-free sweetener looks and tastes like sucrose, so it’s a “comfortable” sugar alternative and can be used in baking and the like. Although xylitol is not calorie-free, it…

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A Diabetic Diet Plan Checklist

…and seeds, and extra-virgin olive oil * Eat modest amounts of fruit (one to two servings per day) * Replace sugar with sugar alternatives like xylitol or stevia Diabetic Diet Plan "Don’ts" * Eat carbohydrate-dense, starchy foods such as pasta, cereals, and other grain-based foods…

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

…and enjoy them as an afternoon treat or as “dessert.” * Make a berry smoothie using plain, non-fat yogurt, ice, and a little stevia or xylitol as a sweetener. * Top your fish dishes with mango salsa. * Try a grilled portabella mushroom for dinner. * Add extra frozen veggies to canned or…

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Banning “Supersized” Sodas Is Not the Way to Solve Obesity

…can feel free to enjoy a few cups a day. Just remember, if you are going to sweeten your coffee or tea, use natural sweeteners such as stevia or xylitol and forgo the calorie-dense creamers. Now it’s your turn: What do you think about the proposed soda ban? You May Also Be Interested In: * 10…

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Effectiveness of Flu Vaccines Questioned

…three times per day. Zinc. Take 75 mg per day at the first sign of a cold or flu. Vitamin D. Increase your daily dose to 5,000–10,000 IU. Xylitol or Saline Nasal Spray. Use liberally several times a day to clean out and hydrate nasal passages. Echinacea. Use this natural, time-honored…

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Is Juice Healthy?

…quality juicers available in department and specialty stores. If any of these juices are too tart, dilute with water and add a little stevia or xylitol to sweeten. You can also mix the fruit juices with the celery and/or cabbage juice to improve the taste and reap multiple benefits. Bottoms up! Now…

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The Multiple Health Benefits of Berries

…full of sugar, so I recommend the unsweetened varieties. They are very tart, but you can sweeten them with natural sweeteners such as stevia or xylitol. You can obtain some night vision support by eating bilberries and black currants. But for the full research dose, you should also take them in…

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Health Benefits of Tea

…calories. Look for unsweetened bottled iced tea or brew your own. If you’re a “sweet tea” fan use a natural sweetener like stevia, xylitol, or monk fruit extract instead of regular sugar to make it a healthy beverage. Benefits of Herbal Tea Green and black tea typically get all the…

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