Last time we started on the topic of sweeteners and discussed the Superhuman benefits and practical uses of stevia. Still at the top section of the Superhuman Food Pyramid, we are going to continue our quest for knowledge and health (and indulge our sweet tooth) by talking about another excellent sugar substitute called xylitol.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, which is to say that its molecular structure resembles both sugar and alcohol. Sugar alcohols in general are the end result of certain extraction and chemical processes. They are found in most fruit and vegetable fibers.
This particular sweetener is more frequently produced from corncobs. But it is possible to derive xylitol from berries, mushrooms, the fibrous remains of sugar cane after it’s been squeezed, and even from a hardwood tree like birch.
There are advantages in replacing ordinary sugar or sucrose with xylitol which can help us achieve Superhuman health. Let’s learn how to use xylitol and look at some of its benefits… Continue reading