Xylitol is a sugar alcohol. It is approved as a dental supplement, helping to prevent cavities. It has about 1/3 of the calories of sugar and it’s sweetness is almost identical - spoon for spoon – to sugar. It may have a laxative effect – start slowly. I have read that you cannot replace all of the sugar, because sugar alcohols do not caramelize like sugar, nor does it retain moisture as sugar does, so baked goods come out funky if too much sugar is replaced.
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I've been drinking Diet Coke for a long time now and everytime I try to quit (which I'd love to do) I get severe migranes. Thinking it was the lack of caffiene I tried to substitute with coffee, tea, etc. but nothing seemed to ease the headache except Diet Coke. Anyone else with this problem?
I'm assuming it's what they put in it to substitute the sugar.
Put frozen strawberries in a bowl, and sprinkle with sugar substitute (I use Splenda), mix them them around in bowl until sugar substitute dissolves on strawberries, then lightly drizzle with chocolate syrup..... Delicious and a light snack! 211
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