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What You Should Know About Erythritol

Excessive consumption of sugary foods and beverages can have an adverse effect on one’s overall health. However, sugar that occurs naturally in foods, such as fruits in their complete form, is not linked to an increased risk of developing health problems. It has been shown that added sugar is a contributor to dental cavities and is linked to a number of chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, fatty liver disease, and type 2 diabetes.

You should look for food items that are sugar-free or low in sugar if you are attempting to reduce the amount of sugar you consume. Additionally, there is a good likelihood that a large number of these products include sugar substitutes like erythritol.

According to the Mayo Clinic, erythritol is a sugar replacement that is sometimes referred to as a sugar alcohol. However, despite its name, erythritol does not contain either sugar or alcohol.  Pratima Dibba, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist at Medical Offices of Manhattan, goes over the positive benefits and negative side effects. Read the article (Note: Subscribers only)