Foods for Weight Loss – Stevia, The Sugar Substitute

The word may mean absolutely nothing to you but this darling herb is the new kid on the block in the health industry. I’ve tried the commercially produced Stevia and also bought the plant. It’s freaky but the leaves actually taste sweet!) is the new sugar alternative.

Unlike it’s other sugar substitutes on the weight loss circuit, it’s not manufactured in a laboratory and hasn’t yet been found to cause cancer in rats or mice. You can grow this one in your herb garden!

Stevia is thirty times sweeter than sugar, has no calories. The body cannot breakdown the glycosides, the natural compound responsible for the sweetness, therefore you get zero calories.

It’s not bad tasting. Eating green leaves that tasted sweet was a little weird.

For recipes using Stevia, check out the Stevia Website


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