Everyone wants dessert whether they should or not. So, creative books such as this help to save your body unnecessary inflammation from too much sugar and still have a treat.
While a lot of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, should not be consumed, the natural plant sugar substitutes like Stevia, Truvia, erythritol and Xylitol can be a big help and very safe for us to use. I know they can cause some bloating if you overdo it in one day for your system's tolerance but there are a LOT of healthy foods that cause gas and bloating and no one ever recommends never eating them, do they.
All sugar can become an alcohol. Look what happens to the sugar carbs in grains and fruits that are made into wine, beer and whiskeys.
In fact, there is research that proves Xylitol kills the mouth bacteria that damage and ruin heart valve leaflets. That seems like a BIG benefit to me.
Also, Xylitol has been proven to reduce the number of inner ear infections in children who chew sugar-free gum. These are the kinds of routine infections that can reduce or eliminate a child's ability to hear. That sounds like a BIG benefit to me.
Xylitol does NOTHING to reduce, destroy or have any effect on healthy, friendly gut flora used to digest food or synthesize vitamins in the gut. In general, is an extremely safe product to use. If you have a copy of "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis, he explains the entire history of sweeteners in his book.
If you want more info on this, Google Xylitol and bacteria and read the research for yourself. The research of dentists has done more to save our bodies from some significant disease processes such as the relationship between tooth decay and damage to heart valve leaflets plus loss of hearing in children. They have found no deleterious effects of Xylitol.