It is no coincidence that healthy lifestyle is in. Whatever newspaper or magazine you read or TV program you watch, from time to time you bump into popular diets, useful advice regarding your food or weight control. The reason for it is that almost every person has certain health problems that are caused by eating too much sugar or other carbohydrates. Overweight, obesity, cardio-vascular problems, diabetes, infertility symptoms, they all have something in common: besides medications and/or exercise, your doctor will tell you to keep you carb slow.
Although carbohydrates cover a wide range of food, one should differentiate them by the time they need to be absorbed by your body. There are fast and slow absorbing carbohydrates;the first ones are labeled with a high glycemic index (GI) and the latter with moderate or low glycemic index. This marker is especially important for diabetic people. The lower the number is, the less impact it is for your insulin level.As sugar is a fast absorbing carbohydrate that contains a lot of calories and causes tooth decay, we should find an appropriate alternative with the same sweetness but without its negative features. But how do we know what we should choose instead of sugar when there is such a wide range of choice of sweeteners on the market? Under the brand name Xukor, weoffer you xylitol, a 100% natural, wood-based sweetener which is a guarantee for not beginnen-manipulated as opposed to xylitol made of maize. Xukor and PorXukor contain xylitol and Xukor Zéró contains erythritol. Both are sugar alcohols found in plants. All Xukor products are produced in the European Union, so they meet the requirements of its regulations.Xukor is a brand name for xylitol that is a natural sweetener without any smack, however, you can feel a bit of cool taste. Xukor is as sweet as sugar, therefore in recipes, you do not have to count the amount of xylitol to replace sugar as you can use the same amount for xylitol as yudu for sugar. Besides these, there are several other important arguments for xylitol. As it has a glycemic index of only 7, it can be consumed by diabetic people as well. Not only Xukor’s glycemic index is low, but its carbohydrate content is 75% lower than that of sugar, not to talk about the 40% lower energy compared to that of sugar. PorXukor does not only carry all the positive features of Xukor but it also has the consistence of powdered sugar, so there is powdered alternative for xylitol as well. What is more, you can also buy Xukor in re-closablepackages under the name Xukor premium.
As tooth decay and sugar walk hand in hand, it is good to know that Xukor, as opposed to sugar, has a plaque-reducing effect because xylitol is a five-carbon sugar alcohol which does not allow mutant streptococcus bacteria that are responsible for dental cavities to join other sugars, but it attaches these bacteria to protein. If streptococcus bacteria are bound to protein, they are unable get out of the cell to bring in more sugar. This way, plaque cannot develop which would cause tooth decay.
Xukor Zéró on the other hand contains erythritol, which also has the stability of xylitol,therefore it works the same way regarding the plaque-reducing effect. As the other features are considered, erythritol is even better than xylitol. Xukor Zéró’s glycemic index is 0, it only contains 1% carbohydrate, and its calorie content is only 20 kcal. All these features already would make erythritol the perfect sweetener for diabetic people and everyone on a diet, but as an extra we should add that Xukor Zéró does not cause diarrhea, not even in huge amount digested.The word Xukor is a pun in Hungarian, the two words ‘xylitol’ and ‘cukor’ (Hungarian word for sugar) are put together to indicate that two positive features are combined: the sweetness of sugar and all the positive features of xylitol. You can use all members of Xukor family for sweetening food and drink, for cooking and baking, cold or hot as well.