Stevia is a natural sweetener, small amounts of which goes a long way and, unlike other sugar substitute, there is usually no after-taste. Research in Japan has found Stevia to be safe and non-toxic so it is widely used in soy sauce, chewing gum and mouth wash. It is non-fattening and can be used on cereals and in herbal teas.
Stevia is eight times as sweet as sugar. It is a good source of chromium and other minerals. Refined sugar or beet sugar has the chromium removed during processing. Chromium is the fore element in the body's GTF (glucose tolerance factor), molecules which work with insulins to help process carbohydrates.
Stevia can be used in baking, but gives off a greenish tint. Substitute 1 teaspoon of Stevia for each cup of sugar or use 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 teaspoon of Stevia. Stevia however does not dissolve well in drinks and gives a noticeable taste.
Stevia may be safely used as a sweetening agent by both diabetics and hypoglycemics in small quantities.
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