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6 Reason Why You Should Be Using Stevia Sweetener As A Sugar Substitute


1. Organically grown

The stevia sweetener is made from the Stevia plant, or Stevia Rebaudiana, and commonly known as candyleaf, sweetleaf or sugarleaf. The plant favors humid, wet enviroments and grows in favorable parts in Brazil and Paraguay (Goettemoeller and Ching, 1999).

2. Natural Sugar replacement

The sugar replacement Stevia plant has been used for more than 1500 years as a sugar free sweet for the Guaraní people, who are located on the borders of Brazil and Paraguay. The plant becomes an inevitable sugar alternative especially with the over 346 million diabetic population across the world.

(WHO, 2011).

3. Calorie free

Stevia products such as Good Good Stevia Drops https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AMA6NIK/ are totally calorie free! The sweet compounds of Stevia pass through the digestive process of the body without chemically breaking down and producing 0 calories!

4. 100-300 times sweeter than sugar

The compounds of Stevia products are various steviol glycosides, mainly stevioside and rebaudioside, which have 250-300 times the sweetness of regular sugar!

5. Does not affect blood sugar

Perfect sweetener for diabetics! The sweet compounds of Stevia pass through the digestive process of the body without chemically breaking down! Which means that the Stevia is a safe food substance for consumption by people who need to regulate their Blood glucose level, hence people suffering of diabetics (Strauss, 1995). The introduction of low glycemic load snacks based on Stevia in a low calorie diet in patients with MetS proved to be safe and can lead to further reduction in BP, Fasting Glucose,

OX-LDL and Leptin which is a crucial factor when keeping your blood sugar in the correct levels.

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6. Can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease

Unlike regular sugar, the stevia plant has reported positive results in fighting tooth decay and gum disease – making it the perfect sugar substitute!

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