WHAT IS THE MALTITOL REVOLUTION?
The Maltitol revolution is an exciting trend that is starting to take hold of the health-food industry. Many sugar-free product manufacturers are turning to Maltitol as a replacement for sugar. This is exciting for two reasons:
- There is a change in mind-set around defaulting to substituting sugar with artificial sweeteners. This means that you now have improved access to substitutes that don’t have the nasty health side effects of artificial sweeteners.
- Maltitol products taste amazing, whilst remaining far healthier for you. That’s right! Say goodbye to the days when quitting sugar meant eating sugar-free brownies that taste like cardboard. Now you can get everything from Maltitol sweetened chocolate to gummy sweets. And they taste like the real deal. Quitting sugar has never been easier!
SO HOW HEALTHY IS MALTITOL?
While researchers indicate that Maltitol is the sugar alcohol with the highest glycaemic index (36). They still considered it to be a low GI food. The only health concern is that Maltitol can cause mild digestive complications. It is important to note that this only occurs in a percentage of people and is not severe. However, if you experience digestive complications you should abstain from eating Maltitol.