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    Default Is Stevia Safe or Healthy?

    Katie Wells
    April 18, 2019

    We all know that sugar isn’t healthy, especially in excess, but increased awareness about the problems with sugar consumption have led to the development and use of sugar substitutes.
    Some of these substitutes are harmful, and some are beneficial alternatives. Most alternative sweeteners on the market are artificially created and have a host of side effects. Others, like honey or maple syrup, have slightly more health benefits than processed sugar but are still high in naturally occurring types of sugar such as fructose.
    One sweetener that often gets lost amid the confusion is stevia…

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    Default Re: Is Stevia Safe or Healthy?

    I use Sweetleaf Whole Leaf concentrate. It's a brown, sticky liquid processed with water rather than alcohol, that has less of the odd taste than others. It is slightly less sweet than the alcohol-based stevia, but still very sweet.

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    Default Re: Is Stevia Safe or Healthy?

    I use the processed white packets as well as the flavored liquid... when I want a dessert, usually. A few drops of chocolate raspberry turns a half cup of yogurt into something a bit special for a diabetic.
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