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Hello Stevia, Goodbye Sugar

Filed Under: Health Foods at 12:15 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Stevia plant

Stevia continues to grow in popularity around the world. Sweeteners made from the stevia plant are expected to reach about $700 million in sales within the next five years, according to a new report by Rabobank.

This incredible “zero calorie” sugar substitute is gradually replacing sugar because it’s safe and healthier.

Stevia is originally from the rain forests of Brazil and Paraguay but it is now grown in those areas, as well as in Japan, Korea, Thailand, and China.

Studies have confirmed that the all-natural stevia has 300 times the sweetness of sugar and some reports have suggested that it might reduce high blood pressure, obesity and blood sugar levels, potentially helping with diabetes.

No wonder why companies such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi have started using stevia in some of their products. Stevia has being used in a variety of products, including fruit juices, teas, enhanced waters and carbonated soft drinks. The FDA approved steviol glycoside rebaudioside A (known as Reb-A), which is extracted from stevia, as a food additive in December 2008.

The list of benefits from stevia continues to grow. New reports suggest it can kill bacteria in the mouth and it’s good for your teeth. As a result, some chewing gum companies started to use stevia to replace sugar in their products.

So, if you can’t reduce sugar from your beverages or your diet, it’s time to try stevia. It’s healthy and safe and many people think it tastes better than sugar.

 4 Comments, latest by Pearlene Lester

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4 Responses to “Hello Stevia, Goodbye Sugar”

  1. yoda says:

    I use SweeLeaf stevia in my smoothies and tried it with cinnamon in cereal. In a word: YUMMY! I know someone who puts it on her toothpaste to help her teeth and gums. I should try that too! It when also helps cuts heal when applied directly to them!

  2. Griffith says:

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  3. Graham Wondoloski says:

    Good day I loved your article. I feel that it is necessary when talking about diabetes to at least bring up natural therapies that have been proven to be efficient in managing high blood sugar. Various natural herbs can be including in a diabetics routine that will help keep a healthy glucose level.

  4. Pearlene Lester says:

    The glycemic index is a ranking that attempts to measure the influence that each food has on blood sugar levels. It considers the type of carbohydrate in a meal and its effect on blood sugar. Foods that have low ratings in the glycemic index have less impact on blood sugar levels. People who eat a lot of low glycemic index foods tend to have lower total body fat levels. While people who eat a lot of high glycemic index foods often have higher total body fat levels.

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