Orem, UT (PRWEB) March 28, 2006
In recognition of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) American Diabetes Alert Day, Xlear, Inc. is promoting XyloSweet, a 100 percent xylitol sweetener, as a healthy alternative to sugar for people with diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes. The ADA Diabetes Alert Day is an annual, one-day event devoted to helping people understand if they are at risk for diabetes. The event draws attention to the fact that 20.8 million Americans have diabetes, and nearly one-third of them (or 6.2 million people) do not know it.
One way to help reduce the risk is to use a sweetener such as XyloSweet(http://www.xlear.com/xylosweet). The health benefits of XyloSweet extend to those that have been diagnosed with diabetes and to the millions of Americans who are unknowingly at-risk. The ADA offers a free test at http://www.diabetes.com/risktest to help people understand if they are at risk for diabetes.
“In addition to the staggering numbers of undiagnosed diabetics in the United States, approximately 41 million Americans have pre-diabetes, which means that their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified with diabetes,” stated Nathan Jones, president of Xlear, Inc. “Without intervention, individuals with pre-diabetes are at a much higher risk for developing diabetes. Given the growth of diabetes among adults, juvenile diabetes, obesity and tooth and gum problems, it would be wise for all of us to consume less sugar and incorporate a sweet alternative such as XyloSweet into our diets.”
With XyloSweet, consumers will not only reduce their daily calories and carbohydrates, they can keep the sweet, flavorful foods in their diets. XyloSweet provides a safe way for diabetics to sweeten everything from their morning beverage to an evening snack. XyloSweet can be exchanged for common table sugar at a one-to-one ratio, and because it dissolves, mixes and behaves like sugar, it can be used in most recipes that call for common sugar
XyloSweet metabolizes without insulin, creating a significantly lower glycemic effect when eaten. It is absorbed slowly by the body, resulting in a low glycemic index of seven compared to sugars’ index of 87 or higher. Xylitol is considered a sugar alcohol and has zero net effective carbohydrates, which means xylitol is not digested and processed by the body as a dietary carbohydrate.
XyloSweet is available through Xlear (http://www.xlear.com) in single serving packets, and one, three and five pound bags. The product can also be purchased through one of thousands of retail outlets across the country (http://www.xlear.com/locatestore.aspx).
About Xlear, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Xlear, Inc. is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, and one of the largest importers of xylitol in the United States. Xlear, Inc. is committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol by manufacturing all-natural, health-enhancing products. Xlear, Inc. offers Xlear Nasal Wash, an award-winning, patented saline and xylitol solution; a complete line of dental health products under the Spry Dental Defense System brand; XyloSweet, raw xylitol crystals used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption; and Fine & Dandy Candy, a growing line of healthy, xylitol-based candies. Xlear, Inc. is a private company with headquarters in Orem, Utah.
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