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Xylitol as a Sweetener

Posted Nov 08 2010 12:00am
Dear Dr. Ellie
Quick question…




Can I make iced tea and lemonade using XYLITOL as the sweetener???



Xylitol can be used to sweeten drinks etc - but it will take a lot of xylitol to sweeten lemonade and the dental benefits from xylitol will mostly be lost in the mixture - because it is so acidic.


I feel it is better to use honey or pure natural cane sugar for sweetening drinks and then have xylitol either as a mint, gum or off a spoon after the drink - AS A TOOTH PROTECTIVE FOOD to END your snack and get rid of the acidity of the drink.



Ellie Phillips DDS
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