Xylitol

Manage Blood Sugar With Two Sweeteners

…you 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 metabolized…

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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

…how easy 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 Vinegar…

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…strategy is 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

…Plain 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 ahead of…

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Healthy Dessert Recipes

…½ cup almond 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 almonds Directions…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…your 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

…sugar-free 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 is metabolized…

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Boost Your Health With Spicy Grilled Salmon

…garlic 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. Reserve…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Moo Shoo Vegetables in Lettuce Leaves

…Shoo Vegetables in Lettuce Leaves Serves 4 1 head romaine lettuce 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon xylitol 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/3 cup water Olive oil spray 8 egg whites or 1 cup Egg Beaters or other egg white product 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil…

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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 green onions…

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Diabetic Recipes for Dinner: Hot and Sour Soup

…cut into 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 white, lightly…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Vegetable-Tofu Shish Kebabs

…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 cubes…

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

…grapes 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 homemade…

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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

…bad as it sounds—especially if you dilute it and add a natural sweetener. Start with a daily cup of diluted beet juice, flavored with stevia or xylitol, if desired, and build up to two cups per day over time. I also recommend consuming more tea, onions, grapes, and other foods abundant in flavonoids…

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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 potassium…

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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 Easy…

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A Diabetic Diet Plan Checklist

…nuts 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 * Eat too many…

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The Multiple Health Benefits of Berries

…is 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 supplement…

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