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Doctor insights on: Agave Nectar Vs Stevia

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Bought blue agave sweetener. Says it's low glycemic. Switched from splenda. Don't like stevia. Am I doing myself any favors? No diabetes, but hi risk.

Bought blue agave sweetener. Says it's low glycemic. Switched from splenda. Don't like stevia. Am I doing myself any favors? No diabetes, but hi risk.

Low GI foods: Agave and stevia are 2 low glycemic foods, but they still have to be used in moderation. Eat less, eat low glycemic, lose weight and exercise to prevent diabetes. If you are struggling work with a nutritionist/dietician on low glycemic foods. ...Read more

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Is stevia safe?

Yes: Nothing so far to indicate it is not. ...Read more

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What is stevia?

What is stevia?

Stevia: This a natural sweetener made from plant extracts. It tends to be quite sweet. It is used to replace sugar. Best is to sprinkle some do taste test to determine if you need more. ...Read more

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Can stevia subsitute sucanat?

Stevia: They are both sweet and can be used in cooking, although the stevia may not have the molasses flavor of sucanat. ...Read more

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Is pure via the same as stevia?

Is pure via the same as stevia?

Not exactly: Purevia is a brand of sweetener based on stevia, which means purevia contains stevia extract, but also contains other things. Stevia is a family of plants, so the word means different things, depending on what one is talking about. ...Read more

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When and how do you use stevia?

When and how do you use stevia?

Stevia: This a natural sweetener made from plant extracts. It tends to be quite sweet. It is used to replace sugar. Best is to sprinkle some do taste test to determine if you need more. ...Read more

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Can there be anything harmful about stevia?

Can there be anything harmful about stevia?

No problem: The artificial sweeteners are all pretty much interchangable from a medical standpoint. Pick which ever one tastes best to you. Some cannot be used in cooking. ...Read more

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Does Stevia Extract Powder expire? If so how long does it take. (kept in normal room temperate and with lid covering container)

Does Stevia Extract Powder expire? If so how long does it take. (kept in normal room temperate and with lid covering container)

Possibly about 6 mon: Because it is a plant product it my be good for about 6 months or longer
Since it tastes sweet, its being good could be tested by its taste. If the taste in quality and quantitiy did not change, it may be used till the change happens. ...Read more

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Do you know stevia liquid 25%?

Do you know stevia liquid 25%?

No, but. . .: Stevia liquid 25% sounds like it is part stevia and part other things. Stevia is a sweetener made from the sweet species stevia rebaudiana. It is much sweeter than sugar, and does not add calories or carbohydrates to the food. Stevia is considered quite safe to use, but as with any non-regulated dietary supplement, dose/purity/side-effects/etc... May vary between brands and batches of product. ...Read more

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Can stevia help treat diabetes?

Can stevia help treat diabetes?

Not really.: Stevia is a plant extract which is an artificial sweetener (food additive, not a medication). Using this to sweeten foods and drinks instead of sugar will make for less of a glucose elevation, but it is not an actual treatment. A 'treatment' for diabetes is a medication that actively lowers the blood sugar level. ...Read more

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Does stevia have any sugar in it?

Does stevia have any sugar in it?

Glucose molecules: There are glucose molecules attached to the basic structure of stevia. However, since it is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, it does not affect blood sugars and has no significant calories. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from stevia?

Are there side effects from stevia?

No problem: The artificial sweeteners are all pretty much interchangable from a medical standpoint. Pick which ever one tastes best to you. Some cannot be used in cooking. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does stevia have bad side effects?

Does stevia have bad side effects?

Your preference: All the sweeteners are about the same. Depends upon your preference as to taste. Some cannot be used in baking. None have any known bad side effects unless you have a rare genetic disease pku and take aspartame. ...Read more

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Is stevia better for you than sugar?

Is stevia better for you than sugar?

FAR BETTER: While it is delicious & almost everyone is addicted to it, sugar is ultimately a poison that increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis etc. See http://nyti. Ms/15xi2o8
by contrast, stevia is not associated with any of those & may actually improve our health! For a good discussion of the benefits of stevia & possible downsides see http://bit. Ly/18r2xta. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stevia?

What are the side effects of stevia?

Rare: Stevia is generally considered safe with few side effects. Some people report nausea or bloating, tough these could be coincidental. I use stevia several times a week and have no concerns myself. ...Read more

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What are the various known reactions to stevia?

What are the various known reactions to stevia?

Safety: Stevia may increase the effect of lowering blood sugar, and may also lower blood pressure. There was conflicting evidence suggesting it promotes cancer, but these data were not confirmed on further studies. Stevia refined extract (rebaudioside a) is "general recognized as safe" as a sweetener. Mild stomach upset and rare allergic reactions are possible. ...Read more

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Is stevia in raw sugar be good/better or beneficial?

Stevia in the Raw: Stevia is an herbal sweetener (made from stevia leaf extract) that has no calories. It's also not a synthetic sugar substitute like aspartame, saccharine, or sucralose. Some feel that stevia has an "aftertaste, " so you'll need to experiment and see if you do. The "raw" product seems to be more sugar-like in taste than truvia or other more processed products. Http://tinyurl. Com/k3oygxg. ...Read more

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Does adding things like stevia to my tea affect the health?

Not known: Stevia is a natural product not known to cause any side effects as I know of. ...Read more

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Can truvia be the best choice of sugar since it's from stevia?

They're all: Pretty much interchangable from a medical standpoint. Pick which ever one tastes best to you. Some cannot be used in cooking. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is stevia a good substitute when cutting or losing weight?

Can you tell me is stevia a good substitute when cutting or losing weight?

Stevia: This has far fewer calories than regular sugar, and thus can help reduce caloric intake while trying to lose weight. However, without a good diet plan, no sugar substitute is going to make the weight melt away. A nutritious diet and exercise is generally the best way to obtain the caloric deficit needed for weight loss. ...Read more

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Splenda vs. Stevia white extract powder which one is the better choice, healthwise?

Splenda vs. Stevia white extract powder which one is the better choice, healthwise?

Stevia: Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia plant. It has been used for over 1500 years by the Guarani people of South America. It is 150 times sweeter than glucose. Many brands of stevia contain undesirable chemicals. "Sweet Leaf" (Amazon) is pure stevia. Stevia contains no calories.

Splenda is not a natural compound. There has been some concern it may cause adverse health effects. ...Read more

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What negative side affects happen if I have too much splenda/ sweet n low/ or stevia?

What negative side affects happen if I have too much splenda/ sweet n low/ or stevia?

No problem: The artificial sweeteners are all pretty much interchangable from a medical standpoint. Pick which ever one tastes best to you. Some cannot be used in cooking. Who knows what "too much" means? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is stevia safer than similar products at the grocery store? Is stevia from different companies very different, or the same?

Is stevia safer than similar products at the grocery store? Is stevia from different companies very different, or the same?

All the same: All of the artificial sweeteners are about the same. The decision should be based upon taste, and whether you need to use it in cooking, as some can't be heated. ...Read more

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What is the difference between "sweetleaf" and "slimtevia"? These are 2 different companies brand products made from stevia.

What is the difference between "sweetleaf" and "slimtevia"? These are 2 different companies brand products made from stevia.

Hard to be sure: Sweetleaf and slimtevia are a couple of the stevia-containing sweeteners on the market. On the web, it is written that sweetleaf has stevia and inuline; and that slimtevia has fructose, magnesium, and a stevia extract. Because each of these are not medications and are not well regulated nor scientifically studied, one cannot be sure what effects or side effects such products have, if any. ...Read more

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Is stevia a recommended sugar substitute?

Yes: Is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. It may be used as a recommended sugar substitute ...Read more