Has anyone here ever used or even heard of Xylitol. It is a “Sugar Free” sweetener made from birch tree (and various other sources). My mother-in-law picked it for me at a health food store she shops at. Would mind hearing from any of the nutrition guru’s that work for T-Nation about their take on it.
This is what is says on the package:
“Looks and tastes like sugar, with no after taste. 40% fewer calories than sugar. Use just like sugar in cooking, baking, hot or cold drinks. Good for diabetics-low glycemic index (Berardi imput about this would be useful)! Unlike sugar, xylitol fights plaque by neutralizing plaque acids.”
One tsp. yields 10 cals.
Let me know what you all think.