Monday, February 18, 2013

Stevia a Natural Miracle Sugar Substitute

I have been using artificial sweeteners as a substitute for sugar as it is advertised as a healthy alternative for weight watchers and for diabetics.  

My MIL is diabetic so we switched to a popular brand but  after having a conversation with a doctor he mentioned artificial sweeteners are not healthy and using honey or palm jaggery has no benefit as it too breaks down to a sugar compound that raises blood sugar. He recommended me to use Stevia.

Stevia is the only chemical-free, zero-calorie, zero-carb, zero-glycemic index, natural sweetener in the world !! 

Stevia is a double edged sword as it is the perfect solution for weight control and for diabetic . It is very popular in Japan as a natural sweetener 

The health benefits of Stevia include
  •     Helps maintain normal healthy blood sugar levels
  •     Helps support healthy pancreatic function
  •     Helps maintain a healthy digestive function
It is mentioned in Ayurveda and is used for cardiac edema, obesity, high blood pressure and gastritis. 

Herbalists in Brazil describe stevia as hypoglycemic, antihypertensive, diuretic and cardiac tonic. They use the plant for the treatment of obesity, fatigue, dental caries and high blood pressure

Now this was something I had never heard of but it is available in Nilgiris !! Dont worry if you dont have it at your local store, you could order it online in India or order it online in US

But before you consider to buy this for your family I would like to share all the research I found about Stevia.

I sincerly hope you would all benefit and make this life changing decision to use this sweet herb to sweeten all your recipes.


Scientific Evidence of Stevia by Dr  Amit Ahuja





India Recipes With Stevia  with Stevia 

History of Stevia A Tale of Incredible Sweetness

The Miracle of Stevia Book Written by James A May 

Stevia on Fox News 

Other Videos of SweetLeaf

 

12 comments:

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Wow such an informative post.... i have heard about Stevia and also have heard about the no benefits of other sweeteners!!! thanks for sharing all this information in one place!!!
Sowmya
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

hv heard abt it but was not aware tat it is sold in nilgiris .. will try it soon.. my dad wld be really happy..thanks..

Vimitha Anand said...

Never knew nilgris sold it... nice informative post

Kitchen Queen said...

here in US people additicted to thi product.

Amina said...

informative post... thanks for sharing...

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Thanks for this informative post...
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Leena said...

Thanks Satya for sharing a very useful info about stevia..

Priya said...

Am enjoying my coffee with stevia since three years, very informative post Satya.

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Arti said...

Very useful information, I had no clue about this product. Will surely try and keep it in mind.

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