Healthy sweeteners are part of the top section of the Superhuman Food Pyramid along with other recommended herbs and spices. The previous post was about a sugar alcohol called xylitol. Now we’re moving on to another example of this particular class of sugar substitutes known as maltitol.
Maltitol is typically produced from starch, specifically that of corn, wheat and other cereals. The process starts with maltose or malt sugar. This simple sugar is then hydrogenated, a chemical process where hydrogen is added to a compound, and turned into a sugar alcohol.
A lot of food manufacturers use maltitol in candies, chocolates, ice cream and various baked goods marketed as sugarless or low-fat. Here are some of its Superhuman benefits that make it a good and healthy substitute for sugar. Continue reading