What is Stevia?

Stevia is often recommended as part of a healthy eating lifestyle. What is Stevia? It is a natural sweetener that comes from an herb called Stevia.

It is between 200–300 times sweeter than sugar and almost calorie free. The best advantage is that it does not raise blood sugar levels, like common sugar and artificial sweeteners do. Great news for those of us who don’t want to trigger an increase in insulin levels, which can lead to a burst of energy, followed by sudden fatigue resulting in food cravings.

Since Stevia is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, use it sparingly in beverages and baking.

Stevia is becoming more popular so it is easier to find. Health food stores stock Stevia, as well as, the organic or natural food sections of your local grocery stores.

Read the package directions carefully for ideal usage amounts.

No need to wonder what Stevia is anymore, it's a must-have cooking staple for healthy eating.

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