Erythritol is a natural sugar which can be called as natural sugar alcohol or a type of sugar substitute. This type of substitute is used in many different countries all over the world. It is known as a carbohydrate which is generally found in various fruits and vegetables. It is not any kind of artificial substitute made in laboratories. It is a natural sugar alcohol that has been extracted naturally from the fruits and vegetables. Not all vegetables have this natural sugar substance but some vegetables do have this natural substance. It is the natural sugar alcohol that is being extracted from the natural fermentation of the glucose. This glucose is formed from a natural enzymatic breakdown of starch. Both the substitute’s glucose and Erythritol are found in the nature in different fruits and vegetables.
Can Erythritol impact on the blood sugar levels?
When the substitute Erythritol is taken or consumed by the humans it shows no impact on the blood sugar levels as it is extracted naturally from the nature things like fruits and vegetables rather than artificially made in the laboratories. The sugar substitutes which are made in the laboratories when consumed may have impact on the blood sugar levels. As it is known as natural sugar, it has 60-70% sweet than any other sugar alcohols. It is found that the caloric value of this natural alcohol is 0.2 kilo calories per gram which is almost equal to zero calories. This natural sugar alcohol has a special effect which when added to the water dissolves. This natural substitute is found in less quantity in fruits, vegetables and greater amount in mushrooms, fermented foods items like soya sauce etc. There are many advantages with the intake of this natural sugar alcohol.
Advantages of Erythritol
The advantages can be, it does not affect the blood sugar level in the body, intake of this natural does not lead to decaying of the tooth, even if the body absorbs this sugar alcohol there are no side effects to cause gastric. But there is a disadvantage also with this natural sugar alcohol. The intake or consume of the natural sweet has no side effects. It can be taken in the daily balance diet. But if it is taken in excess amount it may lead to some problem like laxative effect. The other disadvantage with this sugar alcohol and that is, when is mixed with the fats like butter etc, it leads in forming of waxy texture which is not good and many leads to some other problem. There is also another problem or disadvantage with this natural sugar, it that it cannot attract to the water which can cause the bake items to get dry sooner and quickly.