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A few years ago, I drastically reduced the amount of sugar in my diet and started eating better. I cut back on bread and baked goods and switched to no sugar in my coffee. I lost a bunch of weight and was doing awesome for over a year. Slowly the sugar started creeping back into my diet until I realized I was consuming way too much of it on a regular basis. This year, I’ve cleaned up my diet A LOT and already starting to notice some positive changes!
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up sweets for ever. My sweet tooth would never let me anyways. There are natural ways you can still satisfy your cravings like eating a piece of fruit or replacing sugar with an all-natural sugar alternative called Xyla xylitol. I’ve used Xyla many times to in my baking and it easily replaces sugar 1:1 in any recipe. I wrote about Xyla back in 2013 and shared a yummy recipe for Sweet Potato & Five Spice Muffins! I love that it looks, tastes, cooks and bakes just like sugar.
Xyla xylitol is made from 100% sustainable North American Hardwood and has many health benefits including:
- Inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes middle ear infections in young children
- Aids in weight loss with 40% few calories than sugar and 75% few carbs than sugar
- Helps stabilize insulin levels (it’s a 7 on the glycemic index)
- Inhibits plaque and dental capabilities by up to 80%
Xylitol is also approved by the FDA, World Health Administration, American Diabetes Association as well multiple dental associations.
Many grocery stores and health food stores across Canada carry Xyla including Loblaws, London Drugs, Bulk Ban. You can also purchase it online at the Xyla store. It’s available in more than 75 products likes jam, sauces, ketchup, candy, mints, gum and more. I love their mints!
Looking for ways to use Xyla in recipes? Make sure to follow them on Facebook and check out the recipe section on their site!
Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!