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Stevia is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent

3/8/2015 - The native Indian tribe in Paraguay calls stevia "Kaa he-he" which means "sweet herb". The This local herb is believed to have been used for centuries by locals as a sweetener and for medicinal treatments. Stevia has been shown to not only contain a great flavor but also be a natural anti-hyperglycemic,...

Is stevia healthy and safe to use?

2/2/2015 8:12:54 AM - It's been consumed for decades in Japan to help manage diabetes. Primal enthusiasts embrace it as a near perfect alternative to sugar. And health advocates love that it adds sweetness to food without the drawbacks of excess calories or the downfalls of artificial sweeteners. Stevia -- it's the darling...

Stevia vs. Splenda - choosing the right sweetener

11/14/2014 - As the dangers associated with refined sugar consumption go mainstream, many people are looking for safe alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth. And two of the more popular sweetener alternatives on the market today, Stevia and Splenda, claim to provide a safe dose of sweet without the calories and...

Embrace the use of stevia as your sweetener

5/16/2014 - Stevia is a natural sweetener extracted from the stevia rebaudiana plant. This plant grows in Brazil, Paraguay, Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. The Guarani Indians in Paraguay have, for centuries, used stevia leaves to sweeten teas and healing potions. They have also chewed it just for pleasure. In...

What's the difference between stevia, Truvia and PureVia?

12/7/2013 - If you don't know by now, stevia is a plant that grows in Brazil that tastes naturally sweet; therefore, it is dried out and ground up and is a great substitute for sugar, eliminating unwanted calories. It does have a little aftertaste, as if it was artificial, but it is not. Stevia is becoming easier...

Many food and beverage products made with stevia components still contain sugar, report finds

11/10/2013 - Growing consumer demand for a healthy, natural sweetener alternative that does not contain sugar or artificial chemicals has created a booming market for stevia extract and stevia-derived sweetener components, both of which are now added to thousands of consumer products and are even available in single-serving...

Discover four fantastic benefits of stevia

1/15/2011 - During the holiday season, people are desperately searching for foods that will satisfy their sweet tooth without adding extra inches around their waistline. Stevia could very well be the answer not only for weight loss and maintenance, but also for many other health problems. The natural sweetener,...

Stevia and Agave Nectar: Find the Right Natural Sweetener for You

6/24/2010 - Health conscious people have turned to two natural sweetener alternatives, stevia and agave nectar, thanks to increasing awareness of the dangers of chemical sweeteners. We are fortunate to live in an age where we have so many natural alternatives to potentially dangerous chemical sweeteners. It...

Make Healthy, Sweet Baked Treats with Stevia and Dates

11/27/2009 - Many people think living a healthy, natural life and eating good quality health food means eliminating sweet treats from their diets forever. Not true - there are so many healthy, sweet alternatives such as honey, stevia and dates which can replace refined sugar and processed junk food. Making delicious...

FDA Under Increasing Pressure to Approve Stevia, Lift Import Ban

3/29/2009 - The American Botanical Council (ABC) has called for the FDA to lift its ban on the importation of stevia for use as a sweetener, in an article by ABC founder and executive director Mark Blumenthal, printed in the organization's publication HerbalGram. "The FDA's import alert is an outdated policy,...

Natural Sweetener Stevia Loaded With Antioxidants; Protects Against DNA Damage

7/30/2008 - Extracts from the leaf of the Stevia plant have been found to be high in antioxidants that prevent the DNA damage that leads to cancer, according to a new Indian study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. "These results indicate that Stevia rebaudiana may be useful as a potential...

Food and Beverage Giants Lining Up to Cash in When Stevia Gets GRAS Approval in U.S.

5/23/2008 - Even though stevia has not been authorized as a food ingredient in the United States, a number of food, beverage and ingredient companies are investing significant money to expand production for what they view as its inevitable approval. Stevia, a sweetener derived from a South American plant, is...

The Harmful Effects of Sugar and Choosing Healthy Alternatives

2/21/2008 - Most of us have heard the good advice that we need to eat less sugar - and rightly so. However, despite the numerous warnings by health authorities of the ill effects of sugar, the majority of the population is still consuming sugar on a daily basis in some form or other. "Sugar" is both a broad category...

How Sweet It Is: Our Love-Hate Relationship With Sweeteners

2/15/2008 - Our love-hate relationship with sweeteners has often been a question of choosing one's poisons, as no choice has been without its problems. Sugar and artificial sweeteners tend to disrupt satiety, which causes overeating, spike the fat storing hormone insulin and lead to age-accelerating molecules....

FDA Threatened Celestial Tea Company over Use of Natural Sweetener Stevia

1/31/2008 - The FDA has sent a warning letter to the Hain Celestial Group, instructing the natural and organic food producer to relabel certain products that contain the sweetener stevia. The letter concerned the Celestial Zingers To Go tea and drink mix products, which the FDA charges are being labeled and marketed...

Stevia: The FDA's Attack on a Beneficial Supplement

11/14/2007 - Let's be honest for a moment. There's no question that over the years I've tweaked the FDA, Canadian, and European regulators for some of the outrageously absurd positions they've taken when it comes to alternative health and supplements. Then again, I've also praised them on those occasions that I...

Stevia sweetener going mainstream as new Sunwin brand lands on grocery store shelves

9/27/2007 - A new, stevia-based sweetener is now available in major retail outlets across the United States, even though stevia has yet to be approved as a food additive, according to the product's manufacturer. Sunwin Stevia International, a subsidiary stevia manufacturer of Sunwin International Neutraceuticals,...

The A-List: Top Products Recommended By Mike Adams

5/24/2005 - These are products and services I personally use and highly recommend to others. They include health products, technology products, services and food & grocery items. Nobody pays to be listed here. I do not earn affiliate fees, kickbacks or sponsorship fees of any kind for listing products here. Health...

Many bodybuilding supplements and protein powders are loaded with chemical sweeteners

7/27/2004 - If you take a look at the ingredients in bodybuilding supplements and protein powders at most health food stores, you'll find that they contain an array of questionable ingredients, such as aspartame, saccharin, fructose, and artificial colors. I've always found it interesting to note how unhealthy...

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