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Natural sweetener: Stevia is a plant-based sugar substitute that has no calories. The term “stevia” refers to Stevia rebaudiana, which is a South American plant. Only certain parts of the plant are sweet. Highly purified extracts from the leaves of the plant are called “steviol glycosides.” They are 200 to 400 times sweeter than sugar. It can be bought at many groceries. ...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
It isn't: Neither is good or bad in small amounts. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Non-commital: Stevia is not healthy nor non-healthy. It is a sugar substitute and may help people in controlling their intake of sugar. Moderation is generally a good idea. We do not know the long term effects. ...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
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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