Americans are getting more health conscious nowadays, and with the rising occurrence of diabetes, blood pressure, hypertension and cancer, it is very important that everyone maintain a healthy diet.


The Sweet Miracle of Xylitol was written by Fran Gare, based on the research of Reesa Sokoloff. The book  centers on the benefits of Xylitol, a natural sugar substitute. Today, it has been found that the average American uses about half a cup of sugar a day. It is not healthy consuming so much sugar in a day as it spoils one’s health and may lead to diabetes, Syndrome X and insulin resistance.


There are many sugar alternatives available today; however there is no promise that they are all healthy choices as alternatives. Moreover some sugar alternatives just don’t taste right. When compared to this, Xylitol is a great alternative that is derived from corncobs or the birch tree bark. This is a sugar alternative that has no need of insulin for metabolism and is a comparably healthy choice.


Xylitol is a sugar alternative that tastes like sugar, but has fewer calories and carbohydrates. It can be used just like sugar in most recipes. Moreover, Xylitol is a substitute that has health enhancing properties. This is all mentioned in the book, The Sweet Miracle of Xylitol.


She has tried Xylitol in many recipes, and it is this first hand experience that she had on using Xylitol in recipes, instead of aspartame and saccharin, that she discusses in the book. She has also provided numerous recipes that are great to create sweet treats using Xylitol. And all you calorie conscious people, on a diet, can follow her guidelines for the Sweet Miracle Diet where you can enjoy sweet goodies, without any feelings of guilt.


In this 84 page book, The Sweet Miracle of Xylitol she also discusses how Xylitol helps in the prevention of cavities. In addition to all of this, she discusses that white flour is also bad for your health. And its consumption should be reduced, for the sake of your health. So for the overall health of you and your family, it is considered better to use Xylitol in all foods. She also says it is beneficial and good for children to use, as it is safe for teeth and the respiratory system.


There are more than 80 recipes of your favorite sweets in the book that includes ice cream, cookies, pies, muffins, breads, cakes, frostings and drinks. These recipes have all been modified to be used with Xylitol and other natural ingredients for a healthy lifestyle. In addition to all of this, one may also find helpful hints, special ingredients, tips on choosing the right cookware and bakeware, and where it is possible to find the special products that are needed in these recipes.