Xylitol the Natural Sweetener

It’s no secret that refined sugar is bad for your health. Deemed to be the single worst ingredient in the modern diet, refined sugar feeds cancer cells, triggers weight gain and promotes premature aging.

At Health Freak Café we pride ourselves on the fact that we are a 100% Gluten Free and Sugar Free café. Given this statement we often get asked how we produce such sweet (and not to mention delicious) tasting foods.

Our Health Freak brand promotes healthy, happy, active living, through eating a well-balanced and highly nutritious diet. At Health Freak Café we believe that quality of life is so important, and we only want the absolute best for customers, for our staff and for ourselves. We want to eat well, we want to eat healthy, and we still want to enjoy our meals – which includes enjoying healthy sweet treats, in controlled portion amounts.

So how do we get our sugar free treats tasting so deliciously sweet? Due to the harmful effects of refined sugar we instead use naturally sweet chemical-free sugar alternatives including pure maple syrup, honey, natural fruits, dates and Xylitol.

Xylitol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate, that looks and tastes just like regular table sugar. It is a natural sweetener that can be extracted from any woody fibrous plant material. Xylitol is found widely in nature, most of the fruits and vegetables that we eat on a daily basis have small amounts of xylitol.

At Health Freak Café we use Xylitol because it has a delicious, sweet taste, and no unpleasant aftertaste.

Xylitol has almost one third the calories as table sugar, and is a healthy alternative for diabetics. It is slowly absorbed from the digestive tract, and does not cause rapid rises in blood glucose. Xylitol is well tolerated in the human body, but over consumption can lead to gas, bloating and diarrhoea. There are very low levels of Xylitol found in Health Freak Café menu items allowing you to consume the product without any effects.

One of the keys to living a long, fulfilled and healthy life is eating a well-balanced and highly nutritious diet. Xylitol is a 100% natural sweetener which allows us to satisfy our sweet tooth without any adverse health effects.