Erythritol is a sweet answer to the call for reduced sugar intake. While it offers 70% of the sweetness of sugar, it is 100% sugar-free.
Erythritol is the only sugar alcohol that has zero calories per gram, making it a popular choice for people conscious of caloric intake.
Erythritol is 0 on glycemic index. While sugar can cause spikes in blood sugar, erythritol has no effect on blood sugar or insulin levels. There are also no effects on cholesterol, triglycerides, or other biomarkers.
Erythritol has a natural, pleasing flavor with no aftertaste. In fact, in a recent National Geographic article erythritol was noted as a favorite for its “clean flavor” in contrast to other sweeteners.
Erythritol helps to fight the free radicals responsible for the aging process. A study from Maastricht University found that erythritol may be beneficial in the reduction of oxidative stress.
GOOD FOR TEETH
Erythritol helps prevent the buildup of bacteria that causes tooth decay. While sugar feeds the bacteria, studies confirm that erythritol actually helps reduce and delay tooth decay.
EASY TO DIGEST
While other sugar alcohols have been known to cause digestive upset, erythritol has been found to have fewer digestive side effects, even in large amounts.
ZERO NET CARBS
The total carbohydrates in erythritol are listed on the nutritional panel, but because the body does not convert erythritol to glucose or blood sugar, the grams of net carbs (the ones that affect the body) are zero.