Xylitol has none of the negative side effects of some non-nutritive sweeteners but in fact promotes health. It is made from sugar cane bagasse or from maize cobs. It is a 5-carbon sugar polyol that is metabolised in the liver, supplying only 40% of the calories of sugar.
- Found in fruit and vegetables like berries, cauliflower and mushrooms
- Occurs naturally in the human body
- The only sugar substitute recommended by Patrick Holford