Xlear promotes XyloSweet benefits for American Diabetes Month

Nov. 6, 2008
Pure xylitol sweetener offers healthy and safe alternative to sugar for diabetics and people at risk for diabetes.

OREM, Utah--In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Xlear, Inc. is promoting the benefits of XyloSweet as a healthy alternative to sugar for people with diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes.

American Diabetes Month, observed annually in November, draws attention to the fact that 23.6 million Americans have diabetes, and one-quarter of them (or 5.9 million people) have yet to be diagnosed.

One way for people to enjoy sweet foods without the negative impacts of sugar is to use a sweetener such as XyloSweet. The health benefits of XyloSweet extend to those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and to the millions of Americans who are unknowingly at risk.

"In addition to the staggering numbers of undiagnosed diabetics in the United States, approximately 41 million Americans have pre-diabetes, which means that their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified with diabetes," stated Blaine Yates, president of Xlear, Inc.

"Without intervention, individuals with pre-diabetes are at a much higher risk for developing diabetes," he added. "Given the growth of diabetes among adults, juvenile diabetes, obesity and tooth and gum problems, it would be wise for all of us to consume less sugar and incorporate a sweet alternative such as XyloSweet into our diets."

With XyloSweet from Xlear, consumers will not only reduce their daily calories and carbohydrates, they can keep the sweet, flavorful foods in their diets. XyloSweet is an all-natural, 100 percent xylitol sweetener that provides a safe way for diabetics to sweeten everything from their morning beverage to an evening snack.

XyloSweet can be exchanged for common table sugar at a one-to-one ratio, and because it dissolves, mixes and behaves like sugar, it can be used in most recipes that call for common sugar

XyloSweet metabolizes without insulin, creating a significantly lower glycemic effect when eaten. It is absorbed slowly by the body, resulting in a low glycemic index of seven compared to sugars' index of 87 or higher.

Xylitol is considered a sugar alcohol and has zero net effective carbohydrates, which means xylitol is not digested and processed by the body as a dietary carbohydrate.

XyloSweet is available through Xlear in single-serving packets, as well as in one, three-, and five-pound bags. The product can also be purchased through retail outlets across the country.

For more information, go to XyloSweet.

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