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Diabetic diet: what about Xylitol?

I have a question.

In the September issue of the South African Journal of Natural Medicine there was an article on sugars and sweeteners.

Xylitol is described as a sugar alcohol and should not be used as it causes bloating, diarrhoea, cramping and flatulence. I have been using Xylitol for some time now because Patrick Holford recommended it.

Could you give me some advice because now I don’t know what to use.

Thank you!

– Carolrose Bimray

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  1. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    Just like the medical establishments to promote something the one day, and then have someone else shoot it down on another.
    My understanding of Xylitol was that it was a good sweetner with a near-to-zero effect on one’s glucose levels. Sur…e I can image one would NOT take spoonsful in one’s tea or coffee. I take a half spoon every now and then in my tea, a spoonful if it’s strong coffee. So because I don’t take a lot of it I can’t say I’ve had any of the side-effects mentioned above.
    – Sandor Oroszi

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