Glycemic Load = 57
(estimated 100 a day)
Xylitol ( /ˈzaɪlɪtɒl/; Greek: ξύλον, xyl[on], ”wood” + suffix -itol, used to denote sugar alcohols) is a sugar alcohol sweetener used as a naturally occurring sugar substitute. It is found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, and can be extracted from various berries, oats, and mushrooms, as well as fibrous material such as corn husks and sugar cane bagasse, and birch. Xylitol is roughly as sweet assucrose with only two-thirds the food energy.
As with other sugar alcohols, with the exception of erythritol, consumption in excess of one’s laxation threshold (the amount of sweetener that can be consumed before abdominal discomfort sets in) can result in temporary gastrointestinal side effects, such as bloating,flatulence, and diarrhea. Adaptation, an increase of the laxation threshold, occurs with regular intake. Xylitol has a lower laxation threshold than some sugar alcohols, but is more easily tolerated than others such as mannitol and sorbitol.
ne gram of xylitol contains 2.4 kilocalories (Cal), as compared to one gram of sugar, which has 3.87 Cal. Xylitol has virtually no aftertaste, and is advertised as “safe for diabeticsand individuals with hyperglycemia.” This tolerance is attributed to the lower effect of xylitol on a person’s blood sugar, compared to that of regular sugars as it has a very low glycemic index of 13 (glucose has a GI of 100).
I am committing to stopping the consumption of sugar, yet i do not demonize sugar
I Let my body communicate to me what it prefers
My priority is what the body prefers.
My preference comes when i had to choose for what is best for what is available that is aligned to what the body prefers.
My preference is dates, figs or raisins.
Dried Figs has higher fiber content and has less glycemic load