If you're someone struggling with obesity or merely looking to lead a healthy lifestyle and looking for a sweet solution while being concerned about sweeteners impacting glucose absorption, this article is for you. Xylitol and erythitol, natural sweeteners, have been shown to reduce glucose absorption in rodent models, but does it have the same effect on humans?
In this study(1), 46 participants with obesity were randomized to take either 8 g of xylitol or 12 g of erythritol three times a day for five to seven weeks or to be part of a control group. After the intervention, intestinal glucose absorption was assessed during an oral glucose tolerance test, and the results showed that there was no significant effect of xylitol or erythitol intake on glucose absorption!
The conclusion: a chronic intake of xylitol and erythritol does not affect glucose absorption in humans with obesity. And if you're looking for a sweet way to boost your energy levels without impairing your glucose absorption, check out our Energy Pods that use erythritol as a sweetener while containing high quality fats as energy and about 10 grams of protein per Energy Pod. Try them today!
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