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Side Effects Of Stevia Leaf Extract
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
Aspartame: An artificial sweetener, is declared to be safe & no correlations, to my knowledge, exists with sexual dysfunction, or withdrawal. ...Read more
Taking into account the side effects, is it possible to use stevia as a fully sugar substitute? Or should it only be used as a complement?
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'm using stevia in the raw as a sweetener. It contains dextrose and stevia leaf extract. Is it a healthy choice for diabetics?
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
Stevia: Wikipedia has an extensive discussion regarding Stevia extract and that should help you understand. If you don't have computer access you could go to your local library for help or discuss this with your doctor. There are benefits and risks for Stevia but benefits are usually more common than risks. ...Read more
Apart from healthy eating, to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder, vanilla extract & stevia daily?
Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more
I am 6 months pregnant and I was wondering if a chamomile tea containing valerian root, passionflower and stevia leaf extract is safe?
What to do if I have made recently is to a fruit juice containing the plant extract stevia, so could it be this that has caused the overactive bladder?
Overactive bladder: Yes, this juice could cause an overactive bladder but there are many other reasons for an overactive bladder. For starters please stop taking the fruit juice. If after a week your bladder is under control - great! If not please see your doctor to find the real cause of an overactive bladder. ...Read more
Artificial sweeteners like splender aren't good so what type of sugar do u recommend truvia is good but it has erythritol and stevia extract nat flav?
Stevia is the best: Stevia is the best sweatener.Get a more detailed answer ›
Interactions: As far as I know there is no interaction with the sweetner Stevia. A good place to read is "Atripla Herb Interactions - The Body" ...Read more
It's safe: It's safe. Try to find a brand without a lot of fillers. Use sparingly. It's super concentrated and sweet. ...Read more
Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?
Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more
Do I have to brush my teeth after just drinking 0 calorie vitamin drinks before sleep? They usually don't contain ''sugar, ' but have stevia extract.
It is recommended: Are you saying that at night time you brush your teeth before bed and then consume a vitamin drink? If that is the case, I would recommend that you switch that scenario around. I do not know what all the ingredients are in your drink, but if there are any fermentable carbohydrates you can get cavities. ...Read more
Not enough research: Just yesterday, american heart association & american diabetes association published a joint scientific statement on use of non-nutritive sweeteners, including stevia. Bottomline, not enough human studies to determine good from bad. Check it out at http://circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/early/2012/07/09/cir.0b013e31825c42ee. Full. Pdf. ...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
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