Refined sugar is incredibly harmful and for this reason, people are looking for healthy alternatives. There are many low-calorie sweeteners on the market, but most of them are artificial. However, there are a few natural sweeteners out there that taste just as good. One of these is stevia, a sweetener that has become immensely popular in recent years.
It is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant Stevia. The active compounds of stevia are steviol glycosides (mainly stevioside and rebaudioside), which have up to 150 times the sweetness of sugar. They are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable. These steviosides have a negligible effect on blood glucose, which makes stevia attractive to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
*An excellent diabetic aid
*A no-carb, no-calorie substitute
*Lowers blood pressure
*Has antibacterial properties
*Aids in calcium formation
*Prevents tooth decay and checks oral infection
Use Stevia like sugar, to add natural sweetness to your hot or cold beverages, sprinkle on your favorite fruits and use in recipes. It can also be used in appetizers, soups, salads and vegetables, breads and rolls, casseroles, pies and pastries.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
This information is only for the purpose of education and is not meant to replace any prescription medicine or professional advice of a medical expert.