Our expert says:
Thanks so much for your kind words, I really appreciate them. Your friend is obviously not a nutrition expert! According to 'The SA Glycemic Index Guide', xilitol which can be used as a sugar substitute has a low-GI so it won't give you spikes in your sugar or energy levels. Xilitol can cause upset tummies if even in large quantities, but at 1 teaspoon a day this should not be a problem. And the story about caffeine is also not true because at the rate of 2 cups of caffeine-containing beverages, you are not in any danger of overdosing. High intakes of caffeine can have a stimulating effect, but you can certainly have your cup of coffee and cup of tea per day.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.