What is Stevia?
Stevia or Stevia Rebaudianas a natural sweeter that comes from an herb that is mainly found in Paraguay and brazil. It is up to 250 times sweeter than sugar and has zero calories, yep zero calories how great is that! It also doesn’t wreak havoc with your blood sugar levels (say goodbye to sugar highs and sugar lows) and is completely safe for you to use if you are a diabetic.
How can I use Stevia?
Use stevia as a sugar replacement – so anywhere you would normal add sugar add stevia instead. I use it to bake muffins, cakes, brownies and to sweeten tea and my Sugar Free Lemonade. You can buy it in two forms powder (good for cooking) and liquid (good to use in drinks).
Where Can I Buy Stevia?
Most organic and health food stores stock stevia. I also heard from my mother in law that Woolworths stocks it in the health food section.
Why you should avoid sugar
Refined sugar has basically no nutritional benefits (you are just eating empty calories) and it can cause numerous problems. If you are thinking of quiting sugar like I did check out Sarah Wilson’s ebook, you can download it here.
Have you used stevia before? How did you find it?
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