Friday, 20 July 2012

What is Stevia?!?

I thought I would do a quick little post to explain a bit about Stevia. Some of you may never of hear of it before and I mention it quite a bit on here! 

Stevia is a zero calorie sweetener that can be used to substitute sugar. It comes from the Stevia plant originating in South America.

Unlike other sugar substitutes which are chemically made and cause a whole host of health issues (Splenda, Sweet n Low etc) Stevia is completely natural. It actually regulates your blood sugar levels.

Another thing to note is that it is around 300 times sweeter than sugar, that's why you only need a small amount!

It comes in liquid and powdered form. Just remember when you are buying Stevia to make sure it is 100% pure Stevia. There are some brands out there that will bulk up their Stevia products with other not so natural sugar substitutes and chemicals.

Click here if you want to read some excellent FAQ's on the topic!

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