I sometimes blame all the sweets in the house on my three boys. But really, who am I kidding? I love sweets and practically grew up on them. My dad has a major sweet tooth and it was not unusual to leave a grocery store with something sweet in our basket. Now that I have my own family and my body doesn’t burn calories the way it used too, I am so much more conscious of the health factor and their teeth. My fix for the sweet cravings, is Fruity Sparx Xylitol candy by Xlear.
Xlear – Fruit Sparx Candy are bite size candy dots that are sweetened with 100% pure xylitol.
What’s the skinny on Xylitol?
I hadn’t realized this sugar substitute was a great addition to our “diet”. Xylitol is great for our oral hygiene and promote healthy teeth, that’s why it’s found in toothpastes and mouthwashes. Also aides in osteoporosis, and is a great substitute sweetener for those with diabetes. Fruit Sparx are naturally fruit-flavored candies that are safe for children and adults.
One of the primary benefits of xylitol and SparX Candy is the effects it has on the bacteria that create cavities. When exposed to as little as 15 grams of xylitol a day, the bacteria in the mouth lose their ability to stick to teeth and form plaque. Studies have proven that when combined with regular dental hygiene, regular use of xylitol gums, mints and candy can reduce dental cavities by as much as 80%. While all of these benefits are great, the fact is, kids and adults will not be able to tell the difference between SparX Candy and sugar-sweetened candy!
What do we think?
I love finding Xylitol in these little packets. It’s all about portion control in this house. They are a mix of fresh, fruity and remind me of a better tasting mint. The boys enjoy them, as they were just sweet enough to be candy, without the added affects.
You can purchase SparX in a variety of natural fruit flavors, online at www.xlear.com, and in stores nationwide at Vitamin Shoppe.