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Sugar Replacement

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 6:45 pm

I am looking for Xylitol which is a natural sugar replacement with a very low GI of 7 and 75% less carbs than sugar. In it is sold under the brand name of Perfect Sweet™ by SweetLife™ in the UK and "Healthy by Nature Ltd" in the UK.

Anybody using low GI products know where I might find this sugar replacement here in Singapore?

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Postby dennis_tew » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 3:34 pm

Yes there is , a brand call equal. u can find it at any supermarket in singapore as i am also using it too.

0 calories as it is made out from Aspartame, the sweetening ingredient in Equal has been documented in more than 200 objective scientific studies. The safety of aspartame has been confirmed by regulatory authorities in more than 100 countries, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, and the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Food, as well as by experts with the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization and World Health Organization.

check out their website www.equal.com
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 4:31 pm

Wrong! That is aspartame, not Xylitol. Two different sweetners. Aspartame may have some bad side effects as it has been shown to cause tumors but not conclusively. It is also not suitable for baking purposes which is what I'm looking for. Thanks though... xylitol is a known sugar substitute used the baking of low GI foodstuffs.


If you are using Equal, you might want to have a read of these:

http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/fraud.htm
http://v.mercola.com/blogs/public_blog/ ... 24139.aspx

There is more to this than meets the eye. Your quotations are from a very biased corporate website. You really need to do some investigative Googling and you may well change you mind. I use aspartame and I'm not too worried about it either, but before you quote the corporate BS you might want to know the REAL facts and not all studies are created "Equal".

Here's the threads from a little while ago.

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/su ... 4e424eca03

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ft ... 9a5ecd5118

Like I said, I'm basically on your side, but you might want to know a little bit more.... :wink:

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Postby dennis_tew » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 8:08 pm

hi,
i know they are two different products, substance. as for me i only take it during my off-season, and during pre-contest, i will not take aspartame, as i notice water retention.
i have read articles on some studies have also recommended further investigation into possible connections between aspartame and negative effects such as headaches, brain tumors, brain lesions, and lymphoma.

haha, i hope u understand that I am not trying to promote "equal"


maybe i will check out where to get Xylitol and i will also give it a try.

tks for the links.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 11:01 pm

Just to let you know, it's not cheap, something like S$48/kilo.


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