Xylitol is a sugar replacement suitable for those following a low carb, banting, LCHF, sugar-free or atkins lifestyle. It is also suitable for diabetics. The reason for this is that it doesn’t have the same calorific value than sugar and is also absorbed more slowly than sugar. It therefore does not contribute to high blood sugar levels like normal sugar would.
You can use this xylitol in your tea, coffee or cocoa. You can also use it in baking (replace the same amount of sugar for xylitol).
Xylitol has been said to be good for dental health and you will see that many products (like chewing gum) have it added specifically for the dental benefits.
There has been much research done on this sweetener and while it is considered safe and completely non-toxic for humans, it is toxic to dogs, so please don’t share your xylitol cookies with them!
Also too much of it in humans can have a laxative effect, so with everything make sure you enjoy it, in moderation!