This article by The Healthy Home Economist is a great read on the blooming industry of alternative sweeteners called sugar alcohols and are derived from natural plant based sources.
These sugar alcohols, also known as polyols, are neither sugar nor alcohol. The most familiar of these are xylitol, erythritol, mannitol, and sorbitol.
Click here to read the full article and find the glycemic index for a whole range of sweetners.
Yours in good health,