What Is Stevia Made From?
Made from leaves of the stevia plant, which is related to well-known garden flowers such as chrysanthemums and asters, this sweetener is a natural alternative to sucralose, aspartame and other common artificial sweeteners which have been associated with potential health issues.
In fact, stevia has a long and illustrious history – people in Asia and South America have used stevia leaves for generations to sweeten drinks – so you can be confident that you’re making a wise, tried and tested choice when you switch to this sugar alternative.
Our stevia is free from any chemical additives which could alter the flavour or health benefits, and is collected and processed by using state-of-the-art processing equipment.
What Can I Use Stevia For?
Stevia is a truly versatile sweetener that can be used for a wealth of different purposes. Whether you’re making baked goods, making your coffee a little more tasty, or enjoying a delicious soda, stevia can be used to make all these foods and beverages sweet. Stevia has proven to be so popular that many big brand soda companies in the USA now sell soft drinks that come naturally sweetened with stevia.
Why Should I Try Stevia?
|Although most of us love something sweet to eat or drink, we don’t always love the effects of sugar on our bodies. Not only can sugar cause tooth decay and obesity, but it can also cause skin issues and diabetes. Needless to say, a healthier alternative would be a far better choice, and that’s where stevia can help.
Stevia is a non-nutritive sweetener which means it has virtually no calorie content. For those who are keen to shed the pounds or maintain a healthy bodyweight, this is certainly a very appealing aspect. If you’re diabetic, stevia is a great choice too since it can help to keep your blood sugar levels stable.
Studies have also shown that stevia can help to manage cholesterol levels as it can lower LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and total cholesterol while boosting HDL cholesterol without any unwanted side effects. Also, of course, if you’re sick of paying high bills for treatment at the dentist, you can save yourself some money as stevia has been shown to reduce the incidence of tooth decay in patients.