Xylitol is a “fit” sugar substitute
Sugar substitutes get a bad rap because they have side effects, but there is a more “fit” natural sugar substitute. Taken from birch tree bark, it is naturally occurring in vegetables and fruit. It is safe for diabetics because it does not cause a surge in blood sugar. Additionally, it has some wonderful benefits and can be used for baking and cooking.
Xylitol Benefits (according to Jeenas Kitchen):
- can prevent weakening of bones
- improves bone density
- increases white blood cells
- prevents Candida
- prevents bacteria in ears and nose
- is tooth friendly
- is very sweet so you use less
- can be used with saline for nasal irrigation
Almond Sugar Cookies made with xylitol
- 2 cups of coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups of xylitol
- 1 tsp. of maple extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 teaspoons of almond extract
- 4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
Cream coconut oil and xylitol. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each. Then beat in extracts. Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to creamed mixture. Drop by tablespoons two inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with a drinking glass dipped in xylitol. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
For more recipes, go to Epic Dental or Jeenas Kitchen.