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Agave Nectar Vs Stevia
Cutting out sugar for health. Afraid of splenda and nutra sweet. What about other alternatives like stevia or agave? Any red flags or recommendations?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Not known: Stevia is a natural product not known to cause any side effects as I know of. ...Read more
No: No it's not supposed toGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
I use a lot of stevia everyday (about 10 packs) cause I like to sweeten my drinks will I gain weight?
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
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