Epic Xylitol Sweetener can be used as a substitute for wherever you would typically use regular table sugar! Like to sweeten up your morning coffee? BAM! Xylitol. Have a sweet tooth and want to bake some cookies? KAPOW! Xylitol. Have a birthday party coming up and need to mix a cake batter? BING BONG! Xylitol. You can substitute xylitol anywhere you use sugar! As a quick note, xylitol can take some time for your tummy to get used to, so make sure you ease into it as your gut adjusts to the change. Check out this fantastic article: Cooking with Xylitol for tips and additional information.
Listen, we all like to devour a full row of Oreos from time to time or bake grandma’s legendary triple chocolate chip brownies every Sunday (we don’t judge), but sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a bit and opt for a healthier option! Insert: xylitol. Xylitol has become sugar’s well-behaved twin. It looks, tastes, and sweetens exactly like sugar but has 40% fewer calories. When cooking and baking with xylitol, you’ll typically use a 1:1 ratio. Its low glycemic index makes it a healthy carbohydrate, appropriate for many low-carb diets. People with diabetes are turning to xylitol as a healthy alternative as well. If you’re just switching over to using xylitol as a replacement for sugar, it can take some time to get used to in terms of how it combines with your favorite recipes. Click here to learn more about this ideal replacement for sugar.
Not only does it have drastically fewer calories than sugar, but it also has a glycemic index of 7! Just 7! For reference, table sugar has a glycemic index of 68 (gasp!). For people with diabetes, prediabetes, obesity, or other metabolic problems, xylitol is an excellent alternative to sugar. Want to know what else is amazing? Xylitol tastes AMAZING! You won’t miss the regular sugar at all. It’s not like those other alternatives like tofurkey or cauliflower crust… (cauliflower? really!?)
German chemists discovered the naturally occurring xylitol in the late 19th century in birch tree bark, and since then, it’s also been naturally found in fruits and vegetables. Many plants in and around your home could provide you with all-natural xylitol. At Epic Dental, we source our corn in a spectacular region of China where time had stood still in the fields for generations. We marry that history and respect for the land with an ultra-progressive and eco-friendly processing plant to provide a perfect blend of tradition and technology. Our corn farmers remain strictly and proudly non-GMO and use no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. They hand-plant their corn between rows of vegetables and trees, rotating crops every season - ensuring topsoil quality. Click here to learn more about where xylitol comes from.
Absolutely it is! Now, are you ready for some epic Gluten-Free dad jokes? What do you call a fake gluten-free noodle? An Impasta. You know, gluten-free people get a lot of hate, but we respect them for going against the grain! All jokes aside, I know a gluten-free restaurant that has an incredible top secret bakery; too bad it’s on a knead-to-dough basis! (Okay, we’re done.)
Does a bear poop in the woods? (where it belongs and not in captivity, roaming free and enjoying every beautiful aspect that nature has to offer our extraordinary planet). Epic Xylitol Gum is 100% Vegan! No animal products here. Where are our #WFPB people at?
Yes. Xylitol is toxic for dogs. You might be asking yourself, “well, why is it safe for me but toxic to my fur baby?” While our dogs are, in fact, our soulmates, and we often treat them better than our relatives (sorry, uncle Joe), there are key differences in how our respective bodies react to xylitol. In basic terms, it simply boils down to the fact that the biochemical response to xylitol between humans and dogs is very different. If Fido does consume a large amount of xylitol products, untreated, this can quickly be life-threatening. So make sure you keep any items that contain xylitol stored up where your doggos can’t reach them.