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Thursday, October 25, 2012

{Review} Trick Cavities & Treat Your Kids This Halloween!



Halloween is a much anticipated night for just about every candy loving child. But as children dream of skittles, snickers and starbursts; parents worry about the negative effects of all that candy on their children’s health, especially their teeth. Some families opt to hand out pretzels or raisins in lieu of candy, but let’s face it, that stuff just sits in the bottom of the pumpkin until the holidays – uneaten. 

This year, why not give kids something sweet to put in their mouths that will actually improve their oral health, by reducing the risk of tooth decay and dental cavities? SparX tiny bite-size fruit-flavored candies are a new sugar-free candy line is sweetened exclusively with all natural xylitol. Xylitol is an all natural sweetener derived from corn cobs, birch trees and other natural sources, and is similar to sugar in taste and texture, but with unique health benefits not found in other sweeteners. Xylitol contains 40 percent fewer calories than sugar, has a net carb level of only 0.4 per gram, and has minimal impact on blood-sugar levels, making it an appropriate sugar substitute for diabetics. Xylitol is absorbed slowly by the body, resulting in a low glycemic index of seven compared to sugars index of 83 (or higher).

You  can find the special Halloween Bag, ideal for trick-or-treaters, that contains 30 individually sealed packets of SparX candy in a variety of natural fruit flavors. They can be found at Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, or select retailers nation wide. You can find SparX in three delicious varieties --natural berry, citrus, and fruit flavors. SparX can also be purchased online at www.xlear.com


SparX Candy made by Xlear, Inc. (pronounced “clear”) is just what health conscious parents have been craving -- a sweet, healthy treat that does not taste like a diet snack. With children consuming more sugar than ever before, there has been an alarming increase in a variety of related ailments; from tooth decay to obesity and diabetes. With this in mind, Xlear has developed a candy line that parents and health professionals will actually want children to eat. SparX Candy offers parents and kids sweet and delicious products without sugar, while delivering enough xylitol to have maximum health benefits to both teeth and body.

Xlear Inc., recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, is committed to providing consumers with the natural health benefits of xylitol.  Xlear Inc. prides themselves on manufacturing all natural products including SparX Candy, which are safe for people of all ages.

What is xylitol?
Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables and produced in small amounts by the human body. It has the same sweetness as sugar (sucrose) but with 40% fewer calories and none of the negative tooth decay or insulin release effects on sugar. Xylitol also has a low glycemic index (7) and has little effect on blood sugar levels. Xylitol is recommended by dentists, medical doctors, periodontists, pediatricians, and many health organizations and health professionals worldwide as a sweetener for anyone concerned with dental health, upper respiratory health, and sugar consumption in general.  

*We were sent samples of SparX for review purposes prior to Halloween; all shared opinions are my own.

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