Erythritol, the alternative sugar

Erythritol, the alternative sugar.

May 2019 | Footy's

The Neurological damage and the poisonous nature of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, acesulfame-K, sucralose and cyclamates not only increase hunger but also interfere with the feedback loop between insulin and leptin.

When you have had enough to eat, your leptin tells your brain to stop eating. These sweeteners appear to turn off the mechanism, making us eat more, and want to eat more.

But there are natural safe sweeteners around like xylitol, erythritol and stevia. So, choose one of these instead.

What is Erythritol? Erythritol is classified as sugar alcohol even though it is neither a sugar nor an alcohol. It is derived from fruits and vegetables through a natural fermentation process much like yoghurt.

Why Erythritol?

Erythritol used in Footy’s is Gluten-free, Non-GMO, natural and safe with no carbs, no calories and tastes like sugar.

Erythritol is part of the family of sugar alcohol and due to their unique chemical structure, your body can’t digest them and pass unchanged through most of your digestive system or until reach colon.

In the colon these sugar alcohols are fermented by the resident bacteria and produce gas as a side effects so high amount of sugar alcohol can cause bloating and digestive upset, however, erythritol is different than other sugar alcohols and most of it get absorbed into the bloodstream before it reaches the colon. It circulates the blood for a while until it is eventually excreted unchanged in the urine. About 90% of erythritol is secreted in this way. Since 10% of ingested erythritol is not absorbed into the blood and travels down the colon for this reason a very high intake of erythritol may in some clients still cause some digestive side effects. But feeding studies providing 1gram(1000mg) per kg body weight show very well tolerated by the digestive system.

Erythritol does not cause a spike in blood sugar. It is absorbed in the bloodstream and excreted unchanged in the urine. There is no change in blood sugar or insulin levels and no effect on cholesterol and triglycerides. So excellent sweetener for Diabetics and Insulin Resistant clients.

Erythritol is also safe for animals (non-toxic if they consume it.) Another great benefit of Erythritol is that it is tooth-friendly and according to a 2016 DE COCK Erythritol effectively decrease dental plaque and adherence of common oral bacteria to tooth surfaces so by this process there is a reduction in the overall number of dental caries.

Erythritol is a very safe alternative sweetener.

Sources
1. Pressreader.com- lose it 2014-09-01 Q and A with Sally Ann Creed
2. de Cock, P., Mäkinen, K., Honkala, E., Saag, M., Kennepohl, E. and Eapen, A., 2016. Erythritol is more effective than xylitol and sorbitol in managing oral health endpoints. International journal of dentistry, 2016.