Like we all know, sugar is the worse thing someone with diabetes can take as it will increase your blood sugar. What if we told you that there is a sugar replacement that is completely safe for people with diabetes? YES, there is. It is called Stevia. It comes from a herb and it is used as a sweetener over the world. This herb is 30 times sweeter than your typical sugar and it is so sweet that you would always need to dilute it with water before any use. One teaspoon of the liquid is as sweet as a whole cup of sugar. Insane isn't it? So how can this ultra sweet herb be safe for diabetes?
A study from 2008 in the "Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology" journal proves this fact. Taking this isolated substance from stevia call steviol glycoside, the blood glucose of the patients in the study showed NO SIGNS of elevation. The patients also showed no side effects. In fact, stevia was very well tolerated by the body of the patients.
An extra benefit is Stevia has ZERO calotries. If you compare it with sugar, a gram of it already has 4 calories, hence it totals up to roughly 16 calories per teaspoon of sugar. Stevia is going to help you maintain a healthy weight as well. We suggest you start to take more Stevia in place of sugar.
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