Friday, November 20, 2009
Stevia - natural sweetener, 300 times sweeter!
Hi guys, today I want to talk about stevia - it is natural sweetener, 300 times sweeter than sugar!!!! I only found out about it (accidentaly) last week, and beeing nosey as I am I ordered it on ebay straight away as I couldn't find it in Ireland - but I know it is available in England. It is not available in regular food shops, only in health shops, as it is listed as as food suplement for some strange reason. Actualy I think I know why - if it would be made available, it would wipe out sugar and sweeteners manufactors whatsoever! I only got it today, and when I tried it for the first time for me it tastes more like a sacharine than sugar, but I intend to be your guinea pig and I will continue to use it, partly because it does not raise blood sugar levels(hello, diabetic people!), partly because it has no calories (yay for that, because I drink a lot of tea and coffee, and who wants empty calories and extra weight? Exactly, nobody!) and partly because i want to see how long my 96grams will last. it cost me £11.50 with the shipping, and that's around 14€. You can get it way cheeper if you'll do your research first.
So, the more seriuos blurb about stevia - it comes from stevia plant which comes from America, it was used for many centuries there and in Japan from 1970s.
The miracle-herb Stevia Rebaudiana is the only choice for an all-natural sugar replacement. Stevia has been the only permissible sugar substitute in Japan since the mid seventies. Artificial sweeteners are prohibited there. The Japanese used Stevia instead of sugar in soy sauce, tea, sweet pickles and soft drinks such as Diet Coke. Stevia is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, so you need much less. And the best thing: Stevia has no calories!
I think it's ideal natural replacement for sugar and artificial sweeteners - i am always suspicious of those, as I think they can damage health, and I witnesed it first hand, my father's vision got really bad since he started using sweeteners, and when i found out it was the culprit he bined that for good, but his eyes never got better since. but we're not about it today. By the way, I will update this posting when I'll find more info about stevia, and I'll definetly update when my stevia bottle will be be fishished, so we will know how long it lasts.
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