Monday, September 10, 2012

Stevia

Stevia is the darling of the zero-calorie sugar substitutes, with good reason. It's totally natural, plant based, has no calories at all, 40 times sweeter than sugar, won't cause spikes in blood sugar levels and has no discernible side effects.


Global Scientific Advisory Committee
Stevia caught on slowly due to initially having a bitter aftertaste; however, manufacturers of stevia products have started using the sweeter parts of the stevia plant to reduce the bitterness, making it more palatable. Because stevia is so much sweeter than sugar, it's difficult to use in baking. Stevia has not been approved by the FDA at the time of this article, due mainly to the strong lobbying efforts to keep it off the market by the American sugar corporations.

On a personal note: It works great like sugar on your cereal, and no calories!

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/037102_sugar_substitutes_aspartame_sweeteners.html#ixzz268AGu8UB

3 comments:

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

I like it, but it's never going to replace honey & cinnamon.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

I like it, but it's never going to replace honey & cinnamon.

texlahoma said...

Galt - I can't argue with you there.

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