Tuesday, April 28, 2015
X is For Xylitol
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity
A number of years
back, I was somewhat
shocked when my
told me about the
benefits of xylitol,
like actually helping
prevent cavaties. He suggested I take both the gum and
the little candy pellets. It tasted so sweet and was far
too yummy for me to believe this was actually good
for my teeth. Why was my dentist telling me to eat
something that tasted like sugar and had half the calories?
Xylitol was the big name around 15 years ago and even
promoted as a tooth savior by my dentist. I
bought the gum and candy but never felt this sweet-
mint could protect my teeth. The original boxes are
still sitting, nearly full, in my herb room.
Then I stopped hearing about xylitol and a report
recently appeared in the "Journal of American
Dental Assoc" suggesting the claims that
xylitol stops cavities, needs further studies.
Well I guess I called that one right. Anyone have
any thoughts on xylitol?