Is Stevia A Healthy Substitute For Sugar?

by Jackie on November 9, 2017

High sugar consumption is linked to many health problems, including obesity. There are many sugar alternatives on the market today, but some are healthier than others. Some artificial sweeteners are low in calories but are linked to possible health risks. Honey is a natural sweetener, but it comes with a high sugar content.

Stevia is a South American herb that has become increasingly popular as a sugar substitute. It is naturally much sweeter than sugar, but one of its main benefits is that it does not increase your blood sugar levels. Stevia is available as fresh or dried leaves or as a herbal tincture. You only need a small amount of stevia to sweeten a cup of coffee or tea, and there are no known health risks to taking stevia in small doses.

Some stevia products in stores today use dried, powdered and processed leaves, and the manufacturing process sometimes includes bleaching. If you are considering stevia as a sweetener, it is best to use pure natural leaf powder or natural tinctures that do not contain any added chemicals or synthetic ingredients.

Jackie

Jackie

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
I'm a fitness nut. I know what you're thinking, one of these people who has never been fat a day in her life, and can eat whatever she wants. The truth is I struggled with my weight growing up and lived in a household where everything seemed to be fried. Once I got away from home I realized I had the choice to eat and exercise how I wanted. I've gained a lot of insight into working as a personal trainer, and feel I can relate to others that were in my situation. I think if I can do it then you can to, and if you want to start kicking butt then hop on board and lets get started.
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