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Offline Josh

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Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« on: May 28, 2010, 03:03:58 pm »
It's just given me diarrhea, that was mentioned but didn't know it would be so definite. I guess that's out then, but leaving the post for posterity.

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For those of us that eat carbs, what do you think of using Xylitol as a carb source?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylitol

OK, it's not paleo but it is naturally occurring in paleo foods like berries.

The main benefit would be it's extremely low effect on blood sugar. It's GI is 11 compared to berries c.30, sucrose 100.

Also it doesn't contain any unknown quantities like some fruits and it's easy to measure and store.

Downsides: it doesn't contain any micronutrients...but some of us have got that covered with raw meat. And in fact it may be a positive not to contain any antioxidants...e.g. the study that showed antioxidants reduced the body's own ability to deal with oxidation.


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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 07:06:49 pm »
Obvious solution:- don't take processed xylitol, just eat raw fruits instead.
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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 07:14:11 am »
I would say its better than sugar but i read that most of it is produced from GM corn.
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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 08:50:31 am »
I would say its better than sugar but i read that most of it is produced from GM corn.
How could that be better than sugar then?
Chemically fractionated genetically-modified corn...yum. :P
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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 11:24:02 am »
I forgot to say that the xylitol from w/e tree source is better than sugar but the large majority of xylitol producers make it from GM corn.
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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 06:32:52 am »
Well yeh fruit is good natch, but xylitol has very low GI and it's an interesting idea to avoid all the compounds in fruit for good or bad...

...but if it makes you piss out of your arse it can't be good for you.

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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 07:09:10 am »
...but if it makes you piss out of your arse it can't be good for you.

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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010, 08:55:26 pm »
If you crave a sweet tasting substance, try bee pollen

From personaly experience, what I was personally craving was a stimulant from a high sugar food, not the taste of sugar.

But bee pollen tastes mostly sugarish,


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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011, 01:46:40 am »
Ramiel Nagel provided a negative report on xylitol:

Xylitol, A Processed Sugar Alchohol
http://curetoothdecay.com/Tooth_Decay/xylitol_tooth_decay.htm
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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2011, 04:20:19 am »
best to avoid most fractured foods. Nutrients appear bound with other compounds in nature for a reason. Besides, as much as we know, our knowledge about nutrition and the micro world is yet so limited that we really have no idea what the purpose of the myriad compounds in each food, indeed in each single cell, is to serve.

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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2011, 05:32:50 am »
Xylitol will kill your dog if he eats it......
That's not paleo.

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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2011, 03:35:56 am »
I love it in the shape of fresh "birch sap". Find out where there are birch trees and hit them when its season. Its delicious and I think its plausibly paleo.

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Re: Using Xylitol as a carb source?
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2011, 11:25:06 am »
I don't know why you would want a processed sugar when you could get the same thing from actual fruits...

 

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