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    Default Health Benefits Of Stevia The Sugar Substitute

    Dina Herrington
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    The Stevia plant with its ‘sweet leaf’ is a sugar substitute and also incredibly good for you. Unlike sugar, it doesn’t create an insulin response and actually nourishes the pancreas, which helps regulate blood sugar. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar, while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. This is good for the sugar addict as it will give sweetness without all the negative effects of sugar.

    5 Sweet Benefits of Stevia

    Excellent for Diabetics

    Type 2 diabetic patients who took 1 gram of stevioside (present in the plant Stevia) with a meal had an 18 percent reduction in blood sugar according to this study. A study that compared Stevia, regular sugar and aspartame, showed that Stevia lowered blood sugar and insulin levels after a meal.


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    Other than a teaspoon of honey in my morning tea, Stevia is the only sweetener I use. And because I'm a type two diabetic, I add sweetener to very few things. I like the addition of one of the flavored liquids to a serving of Greek yogurt after supper, though. Makes a nice dessert.
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    Be careful when buying Stevia. It is hard to find "true" stevia unless purchasing in a health food or whole foods store. Most Stevia products found in the regular grocery store are "extracts" that contain processed chemicals. "Truvia" is a product that uses processed stevia. When buying a product sweetened with stevia, make sure the label says 100% pure organic certified "whole leaf stevia."
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    I'm fortunate in having 3 natural foods stores within 30-45 minutes from me! In rural Maine!
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