The Hidden Benefits of Xylitol...
One of the amazing hidden 'secrets' of this century is
xylitol. It is truly astonishing on two points. This 5 carbon
sugar can help to prevent both tooth decay and gum disease
because the bacteria that eat it cannot utilize xylitol as they
can glucose (six carbon table sugar).
The second fact to know about xylitol
is that it has been both well known in one country and almost
unheard of in many other countries at the same time. This
astounds me because it clearly demonstrates the limited nature
of our human awareness.
Let us take a closer look. Xylitol has been used and well
documented to reduce the incidence of dental disease in Finland
for over five decades now. Yet here in the United States
and many other countries you will hardly hear of a dentist that
promotes it. There are a few, but they are not very many.
How can something as beneficial as xylitol, in today's world,
be so unknown to most people despite the fact that Finlanders
have been using it since the second world war when regular
sugar became scarce. Later, the dentists and doctors of
Finland discovered that their levels of dental health improved
due to the use of xylitol as a substitue for sugar. Another
item worthy of renewed discovery is the
Xylitol has 1/3 the calories of an equivalent amount of table
sugar. It does not promote tooth decay or the growth of
bacteria that cause gum disease or bad breath. It does not
require insulin to be metabolized and therefore is of
particular interest to diabetics.
Few things in this world are perfect and xylitol does have some
drawbacks. Pets really should not be given xylitol. While a
human being has a special metabolic pathway to digest xylitol,
many pets do not. Therefore it can be bad for pets and can even
You can learn more about xylitol at Xylitol.org. There is
plenty of research and information about xylitol there.
is different in that it is an essential blend for helping to
fight dental disease.
We tend to think that if something is good, that everyone
should be aware of it. Yet, as this example shows, that
is not always the case. There are so many things we still do
not know. Perhaps we should resolve to reach further
beyond our limited awareness and discover the truth of this
world and the universe that is around us.
Author: David S.
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