Xylitol

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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Create a Morning Ritual for the Diabesity Challenge

…loss. Use this to your advantage in the morning, and enjoy a cup (or two!) of green tea or coffee. You can add a little low calorie creamer and xylitol or stevia as sweeteners. I hope this information helps you as you continue on your weight loss journey. Have another great week and keep up with…

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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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