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Islander
10-01-17, 08:22 AM
MAE CHAN
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Stevia's health benefits go beyond sugar reduction -- it could also be a natural alternative for treating metabolic disorders, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, say researchers. If you're determined to sweeten your foods and beverages, consider using this amazing natural herb.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the marketing of stevia as a food additive in 1987. However, stevia regained its status as a sweet, sustainable dietary ingredient in 1995. The sweetener has since soared in popularity, with a 58 percent boost (http://globalsteviainstitute.com/health-professionals/nutrition-health-hp/weight-management/)in new products that contain stevia.
Publishing their findings in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medicinal Food, the Mexican researchers reviewed both in vitro and in vivo studies which looked at the beneficial effects reported for steviol compounds -- aqueous and alcoholic stevia extracts -- derived from the leaves, flowers and roots of the stevia plant.

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