We posted an article debating the different artifical sweetners. In that article it stated that most of them where not good especially if you are diabetic. We came across this article by Web MD explaining what stevia is and if it good for you. You be the judge. It seems one moment we hear artifical sweetners are not good use sugar then there’s an article stating sugar is not good for you use artifical sweetners and now there is Stevia.-MDA

Those cheery, yellow mum plants you find in your supermarket each fall have a cousin over in the sweetener aisle. It’s a sugar substitute called stevia.

Stevia is about 100 to 300 times sweeter than sugar, but has no carbohydrates, calories, or artificial ingredients. 

Not everyone likes the way it tastes. Some people find it bitter, but others think stevia tastes like menthol. Try it in your morning coffee or sprinkled over your oatmeal to see if you like the taste.

 A Naturally Sweet Fix

Stevia is natural, unlike other sugar substitutes. It’s made from a leaf related to popular garden flowers like asters and chrysanthemums.

In South America and Asia, people have been using stevia leaves to sweeten drinks like tea for many years. Look for stevia in powder ….

read more: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/what-is-stevia

source: Web MD

 

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