(OrganicJar) Stevia, also known as Stevia Rebaudiana, is an herb that has been used as a natural sweetener for centuries. Its been suppressed for decades by the FDA, but with Coca-Cola and Cargill interested in using it, stevia is about to go mainstream.
Stevia is a great natural substitute for sugar. It is non-toxic, sweeter than sugar, non-caloric, does not raise blood glucose levels and is a healthy choice for cooking and baking for those with diabetes. You can find it at most health stores.
The extracts from the stevia plant, specifically the leaves, have been found to be rather high in antioxidants which prevent DNA damage that can lead to cancer.
The FDA for a long time has suppressed Stevia, but that is soon coming to an end. Lets hope we can start getting other major corporations to stop using aspartame and start using the natural alternative, stevia.
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