Today’s Healthy Dose – Sweet Stevia

What is it?  Stevia Rebaudiana is a plant native to Paraguay. The plant’s leaves, when dried, are so sweet that one teaspoon has as much sugary satisfaction as a full cup of sugar. Pure Stevia has no calories, does not cause blood sugar spikes, has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb, and for the last 30 years as a popular food additive in Japan.

There are no known side affects to pure Stevia, but read your labels…much of what is being sold in US markets is not 100% Stevia. (like anything in a packet)

Go for pure Stevia powder or liquid and drop sparingly, as using too much Stevia can cause a bitter after taste.

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