pqtd 94 sugar alcohols eating your cake and being healthy too
It has always been known that if you eat “bad” foods, things like candy, cake, and cookies, why then you were setting yourself up for dental disease, lots of fat on your body, and poor health in general. Diabesity would be in your immediate future...
But did you know that, with a few judicious substitutions, you can make delicious brownies, cookies, cakes and even by candies that are not only delicious, but actually really, really healthy for you!!??
First, the good news: just by substituting xylitol for sugar in your recipes, you will-
Improve your dental health
NOT gain weight from your desserts
Actually become super healthy by eating “treats”!
I’m not saying you can just add xylitol to crappy recipes using Pillsbury Doughboy biscuits and flour- far from it. You still have to stick to a Paleo type of diet- no wheat, pastured dairy and meats, green smoothies on a daily basis for maximum results!
BUT, you can add in wonderful, tasty home-baked treats indistinguishable from those that everyone else enjoys, except the ones you make will be incredibly healthy along with being delicious!
You can just use Xylitol, which looks just like sugar, and tastes just like sugar; but has 1/3 of the calories, and 70% less carbs- and, it doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels. (Ideal for diabetics, and for all the rest of us who don’t want to become diabetic)!
Erithritol is another sugar alcohol sweetener, similar to Xylitol, and both are derived from, originally, birch tree bark. And Erithritol has no calories that are absorbed!
A good solution is to use a mixture of 1/2 Erithritol, and 1/2 Xylitol... but to start, Xylitol wins hands down- it’s easy to find and purchase, and it improves dental health.
Actually, it’s kind of interesting: it was discovered in 1890, and was derived from birch bark. (Erithritol was discovered in 1848). It is a completely natural substance that is included in small amounts in many products of nature. Now, it is derived from non-GMO, organic corn cobs, which are chemically identical to those from birch bark sources! You can still buy the birch variety, but there is really no justification.
Many Scandinavian, Asian and European countries use it extensively- in Finland, large quantities of Xylitol are used in chewing gum and candies provided to the Finnish children by the government, since all dental care is provided at no cost to the Finnish people-
Xylitol candy saves them money!
For whatever reason, here in the USA we went with chemical, artificial sweeteners and toxic fluoride in our drinking water. Two of many, many mistakes our government has shoved down our collective throats over the past 50 years or so...
But you and your family don’t need to follow blindly down this toxic nightmare path!
Get some Xylitol, both of my local grocers carry it, and it’s also on Amazon. I’m sure Thrive Market carries it as well. Make yourself some cookies; I will post a recipe I made today at www.paleojay.com.
Get some chewing gum made of Xylitol (PUR), and have a couple every day- your dental health will improve a LOT, since the xylitol makes the interior of your mouth a hostile environment for bad bacteria that love sugar.
If you are a new mom, chew this gum yourself, and if you are breast feeding, the benefits will transfer to your baby! And, most research seems to suggest that the benefits of using xylitol for a year or so turn out to be...permanent.
And then, when he or she starts “chewing” their own food- give them some xylitol candy! Cookies, cakes and brownies!!
Not only will they really, really like it...
But you are making them really, really healthy!!
This is a very healthy Chocolate Chip cookie recipe made with Coconut flour and Coconut Oil.
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yield: 2 dozen cookies
active time: 14 -15 minutes
total time: 30 minutes
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added by: Trevor
1/2 cup Coconut Oil, melted
1 cup Xylitol
4 eggs (room temperature)
1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla
1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 1/2 cups grated or shredded Unsweetened Coconut
3/4 cup unsweetened Chocolate Chips (or wafers quartered)
1 cup sifted Coconut flour
Melt coconut oil by putting it in the microwave for a few seconds. Make sure that the eggs are at room temperature so that the coconut oil does not solidify when mixing.
Mix together Coconut Oil, Xylitol, eggs, vanilla and salt. Stir in Coconut, chocolate chips and coconut flour. Drop batter in spoon-size mounds 1-inch apart on cookie sheet greased with coconut oil. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 C) for 14 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.