Lo Han Sweet 80g - Momordica grosvenorii, xylitol & inulin-FOS | discontinued

Lo Han Sweet 80g - Momordica grosvenorii, xylitol & inulin-FOS | Jarrow Formulas

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Discontinued, we refer to Xylitol

Jarrow Formulas Lo Han Sweet is the fruit of Momordica grosvenorii, a plant cultivated in the mountains of southern China. Mogrosides, which are water extracted from the Lo Han fruit (aka monk fruit), offer a pleasant taste, without affecting blood sugar.

Lo Han Guo Mogrosides are up to 250x sweeter than sugar.

Xylitol is as sweet as sugar, having 40% less calories.

Xylitol is a sweet-tasting, naturally occurring polyol (which is a type of carbohydrate) that has a distinct cooling sensation in the mouth. Xylitol is metabolized differently from conventional sugar, and does not have the same effects as ordinary table sugar: moreover, it has fewer calories.
Inulin-FOS (FructoOligoSaccharide) is a highly soluble fiber.

Lo Han Sweet™ advantages:
Low Glycemic Index.
Heat Stable: Very stable under high temperature, and can be added to hot as well as cold foods. Suitable for cooking and baking.
Low Calorie: 2 calories per 2 g serving (about 1/2 teaspoon).

code GTIN:
0790011140672
code MPN:
LOHAN-114067
availability:
  • discontinued

How to love your body?

With all these standards for beauty, it’s easy to plummet into a spiral of body-hating. Don’t succumb to the pressure! Love your body, no matter what!
Body shaming is, sadly, a trend these days. You have songs that hate on the skinny girls because “real women have curves.” Then you have songs about shaming people who don’t happen to have the body type of a Victoria’s Secret model. We all know that no one is perfect, but there are still some people who insist on telling people how they should look, how they should act, what size they should be, what their hair color should look like.

Everyone has the right to love their own body. Whether you’re skinny, fat, tall, short, missing a limb, dark-skinned, pale-skinned, what have you, every single body in the world deserves to be loved. It’s just a shame that so many people insist on hating on their bodies, simply because they don’t conform to the unrealistic standards set by society.

Oral health is a reflection of our overall health

On March 20 we celebrated the International Oral Health Day'. According to the dentist Richard Kohsiek, who's a board member of the Royal Dutch Dental Association, we should think more often about the consequences of oral health as "Oral health is a reflection of our overall health".

What encompasses good oral health?
"In the mouth there are good and bad bacteria. As long as there is a prober balance between good and bad mouth flora, there is not much wrong. Things only go out of control when the bad bacteria outgrow the good bacteria. "

"Plaque is the white part that we see grow on our teeth is formed by a combination of bacteria and food remnants. Becasue these calcify it grows into tartar on locations where the tooth brush can't reach".

Artificial or natural sweeteners: which one is the best choice?

For several decadese, there's a disturbing trend in which the majority of the population has gained weight as a result of overeating and/or underexercising.
Most experts agree on how a big part of the over consumption is caused by ever larger portion sizes of junkfood. Junkfood is very cheap to make, as it can be stored for such a long period of time and lacks in the most expensive macro nutrient: protein. It also has virtually zero micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and most of all, the precious antioxidants we derive from vegetables and fruits.

An ongoing discussion is how to stimulate lower calorie intake as well as making exercise more attractive.

Do we guide the general public by offering colour codes, in which green colour signifies the 'right' choice and a red colour the 'wrong' one, whatever the guidance may be. Don't get me started either on fake margarine being promoted and real butter and coconut oil being damned as 'evil saturated fats'.

Or do we punish the industry by banning over-sized junkfood? It isn't even so long ago when the standard sized bottle of lemonade was 'only' 1 litre or less! Now 2 litres is quickly becoming the norm. 

A few weeks ago the Dutch government published her decision to stimulate the choice for lower- and zero calorie drinks by lowering the taxation on mineral water as well as that of artificially sweetened soft drinks.

In the light of the upcoming 50% increase of taxation on all foods from 6% to 9% as of January 1, 2019, the majority of people was outraged!
How is it possible outright beneficial health foods such as vegetables and fruits aren't subsidized and get 0% taxation?

A lot of people stipulated how artificial sweeteners are not good for your health, while others reassuringly sussed these complaints, stating that e.g. aspartame has been researched for decades and barely any negative side-effects have been reported.

Hence why we are on a quest to find out more about low-glycemic low-caloric sweeteners. Are they good substitutes for real sugar?

Sugar = sugar?!

While baking recipes used to simply recommend using flour and sugar, the hip cookbooks now recommend you to use agave syrup, or coconut sugar , because it is healthier and more natural. It sure sounds like more natural, but is it really?

recommended use
Use Lo Han Sweet™ to enhance taste. Mix with tea, coffee or other beverages, desserts and foods as desired.

contains per serving (2 scoops - 2 gram)
nutritional value 2kcal
protein 0g
carbohydrates 2g
- fiber 1g
- sugar alcohol 1g

ingredients
sweetener (xylitol and MogroPure® (Momordica grosvenorii, Lo Han fruit juice concentrate)), fiber (inulin-FOS, Fructo Oligo Saccharide), anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide)

storage
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children

contra-indication
none reported

allergy information
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)

vegetarians/vegans
suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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