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Xylitol has been featured on Cross Link Radio in the past. As an aide to oral health xylitol can't be beat. No fluoride studies can compare to the oral health benefits of xylitol. But that's not the end of they xylitol story. It's also not the end of medicinal benefits of xyltiol. And then there's erythritol a four carbon sugar also called a polyol.
Today we'll look at some of the studies that show the medicinal properties of these two polyols and how they may be useful topically and systemically in promoting health.
Host: Shirley Gutkowski
Producer: Shirley Gutkowski
Today’s episode of The Sugar Show takes a deep dive into a sugar alcohol called – erythritol. Peter deCock of Cargill, speaks with Shirley about a new sugar that has shown to be zero calories, travels through the body without being absorbed at all, and offers a potential benefit to the cardiovascular system that improves elasticity to the walls of the carotid.