Xylitol is a natural sweetener with the color, consistency and taste of sugar, but acts on the body with the opposite effect. It contains 40% less calories than sugar, reduces cravings for sweets. For dietary users, xylitol allows easy weight control. It slows the emptying of the stomach, which increases the feeling of satiety, thus reducing the overall food intake. Xylitol does not ferment in the digestive tract like glucose, fructose or sucrose.