I’m sure many of us have heard of Stevia as the revolutionary weight loss sweeteners. Dedicated followers sworn by it and who can’t blame them? It is known as a natural, no-calorie sweetener used for substituting sugar made from a native South America plant leaves known as Stevia rebaudiana. Ideally, it is a win-win solution for many people especially for those suffering from diabetes.
But do you know the science behind it? How it can manage to give us the sweet tasting without giving any calorific value?
Well, Stevia passes through our digestive tract in an instant without it being broken down for calories. Voila! There’s your answer- the way our body metabolizes it.
Stevia is also a highly-potent natural sweetener derived from natural compounds called steviol glycosides. It is 250 to 300 times sweeter than your conventional table sugar. Meaning, you only need to add a very small amount of it to achieve the level of sweetness you expect with sugar.
So we can safely say that it is a good choice for diabetics or weight-conscious people since it won’t affect your blood sugar levels.
Now, you know how it delivers its punches but is it truly safe for all of us to consume? Currently, highly purified steviol glycosides are found safe by WHO. All in all, like many other things we consume, I still think that moderation is key- there’s always a con if you’re overdoing it and stevia is a no exception.
With all these benefits presented, we have formulated Stevia by Dr Nabisar made from highly purified steviol glycosides as one of the safe and useful options for everyone to try stevia.