Tip: What is Stevia? Sugar Substitute!

Stevia is a naturally sweet herb with no calories, 30 times sweeter than sugar and a much healthier alternative to the artificial sweeteners.

Stevia Extract PowderStevia, discovered in South America in the late 1900s, is a naturally sweet herb with no calories, 30 times sweeter than sugar and a much healthier alternative to the artificial sweeteners. It’s an excellent choice for those with diabetes since it does not raise blood sugar like other caloric sweeteners.

Call to Action:

Substitute Stevia in place of these artificial and chemical sweeteners:

NutraSweet, Equal, or Spoonful (aspartame)

Sweet ‘N Low (saccharin)

Sunette (acesulfame-K )

Splenda (sucralose)

Stevia is available in single serving blend packets or bulk, clear liquid, and concentrated extract form and can be found at health or natural foods stores and many grocery stores.

One teaspoon of white stevia extract powder is equal to two to four cups of sugar.  A little stevia goes a long way!

Stevia has gained attention with the high demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar, and low-calorie food alternatives. It is being used commercially in place of artificial sweeteners in countries like Japan.

To your wellness,

Lynn

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