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Sweet Sugar Substitutes
The natural sweeteners xylitol and erythritol are prebiotics that help grow a healthy gut microbiome. Research shows they also help reduce tooth decay, and ear and sinus infections, by being a food source for good bacteria, while not providing nutrition to unhealthy bacteria. XLEAR LITE&SWEET is a blend of xylitol and erythritol and is a simple 1:1 switch with sugar in recipes. It’s great for sweetening tea or coffee, and the xylitol in it helps eliminate acid-creating bacteria in the mouth.
MEET THE EXPERT: Glaucia Jones is a certified health coach who develops sugar-free recipes using xylitol and erythritol. She is a coauthor of Desserts for Healthy Living.