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i have a parent who is a dieadetic an in alot of sugar free foods there is sugar alchol .i want to no if that is good when it states sugar free shouldnt it be sugar free an not with alchol.i need some answers

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Sugar Alcohols are actually good. Xylitol is a common one, has been known to decrease plaque forming on teeth, reduces the incidence of ear infections, etc. You want to do your research, that way you know where they fall on the glycemic index. Diabetics are encouraged to stay with low- moderate glycemic index foods. We use xylitol in my family, it is wonerful. The thing to be careful with is artificial sweeteners- Sweet and Low, Equal, Splenda, etc they are not safe, they are chemicals and can cause serious problems in the long run. If you have any other questions about this, feel free to write back