365 Ways #298–a Scrabble word for dentists

#298--A substance in berries called Xylitol is widely being used as a sweetener in a variety of different products as a healthy alternative to aspartame or sucralose. Containing 40% fewer calories than sugar, it has minimal impact on blood sugar levels and doesn't feed intestinal yeast. In fact, you'll commonly find xylitol an ingredient in natural toothpastes as it has been shown in numerous studies to prevent tooth decay. And that's the real benefit of including it in your diet. If you're just counting calories, might a suggest a different sugar substitute for your recipes--half the amount of sugar.

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