Dear Dr. Ellie,
I want to tell you that I love the Zellies! I could eat them all day and that is why I have a question. How many Zellies can I eat per day or should I eat, to get the benefits of the Xylitol?
Thank you, and I appreciate your response.
There is one calorie in each Zellie mint and because the carbohydrate content is not utilized a Zellie Xylitol Mint is rated with zero NET carbs. Xylitol is considered very healthy and is recommended for athletes because it helps to preserve muscle fiber and break down fat.
You can eat between 12-20 delicious Zellies each day and harmful germs in plaque will disappear in about 5 weeks.
Some people when adding Xylitol into their diet for the first time, report a little diarrhea. I recommend cutting back on the Xylitol and then adding a few more each day if this happens. Besides that there are no other reasons I know of not to take as many Zellies as you want!
Ellie Phillips, DDS.
Note: The same effect can be achieved with 6.5 g of any type of Xylitol (although some are better for you for other reasons). This can be 8-9 pieces of Xylitol gum, 13 Zellies or 1 1/2 t. granular Xylitol.