Carol’s Quick Tip # 44

Xylitol is a naturally occurring low-calorie sweetener found in fruits and vegetables. Our bodies can produce up to 15 grams of Xylitol per day from the foods we consume. Xylitol produces a lower glycemic response so it has minimal side effects on blood sugar and insulin. However, added to the diet can cause diarrhea so introduce it into your body slowly.


  1. Zpraisez on March 29, 2011 at 12:35 am

    this is the only sweetener that I use…have for years. It’s the best tasting sweetener that I have found so far.

  2. Jen on March 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    This sweetner also has many other advantages that are just being shown.

  3. Enough on April 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    can I use it on P2?

  4. Carma on May 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I purchased xylitol plus stevia from Vitacost.  Is it ok to use?  It tastes good but I worry it will cause a gain like sugar.  I can’t do sugar hardly at all.  Which is ok.  But I learned the hard way with 3 pound gain. 2 pounds are gone today.  So clean eating today. Thanks

    • Anonymous on May 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      this is a stevia I would use with caution. It can cause stomach pains and diarrhea. For sure don’t use it every day or you will see gains. The best for every day use is pure stevia.  

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