This natural sweetener, Xylitol, tastes like sugar but has 40% fewer calories (one teaspoon supplies 9.6 calories), so it’s ideal as part of a weight control programme. Used to sweeten drinks, desserts and cooking, ZyloSweet has a low glycaemic index (GI) so it has minimal impact on blood glucose levels. It may also help maintain teeth free of decay. When first using ZyloSweet, increase your daily intake gradually until your body has adjusted. Large quantities may have a laxative effect, so build up slowly. Since ZyloSweet inhibits yeast, it cannot be used to raise yeast in baking. Do not feed Xylitol to dogs.