What is Erythritol?
Erythritol is a type of sugar alcohol that looks and tastes like sugar. Out of all the sugar alcohols, erythritol come out on top. It has almost no calories, no effect on blood sugar and causes significantly less digestive problems.
Where Does Erythritol Come From?
Sugar alcohols occur naturally in plants, like fruits and vegetables. In fact, erythritol has even been found to exist naturally in human tissue and body fluids. It is processed by fermenting the glucose in corn starch. It has 70% of the sweetness of sugar, but only 5% of the calories.
Health Benefits of Erythritol
Erythritol has a zero glycemic index. Eating foods that are high on the glycemic index is associated with obesity and other heath issues. Erythritol has not been found to affect blood sugar or insulin levels, and dos not cause tooth decay.
Can Erythritol Hurt Your Digestive System?
In small amounts, erythritol is not supposed to upset your digestive system unlike other sugar alcohols, unless it is consumed in large quantities of over 50 grams. Erythritol does not have the same digestive side effects as most other sugar alcohols, because it doesn't reach the large intestine in significant amounts.
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