Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in certain plants. It has 75% less carbs than cane sugar and is slowly absorbed and metabolised resulting in negligible changes to insulin levels. It has a low GI of 7. Xylitol is antibacterial and alkaline enhancing which means that it prevents the growth of bacteria in your mouth. Extensive research has shown that it can helo to reduce the formation of plaque on your teeth.