Commonly known as sweet leaf or sugar leaf, stevia rebaudiana is a widely grown plant, which belongs to the sunflower family, native to Central and South America. Studies have shown it to be a safe and natural, calorie-free sugar substitute and is commonly used to sweeten a number of foods and beverages. The compound responsible for the plant's sweetness is a glycoside found in the plant's leaves. Steviol glycosides are said to be up to 300 times sweeter than sugar.
With no calories, no sugar and no carbohydrates, stevia's GI score is 0. Stevia was only approved for sale in the EU in 2012, and it was hoped it would prove useful for diabetics looking for a naturally derived, low-calorie sweetener. In tests, pure stevia extract has been found to have no effect on blood glucose levels (and may even improve your bodies ability to metabolise glucose). Studies that have attempted to show that stevia can improve insulin sensitivity and benefit diabetes have not been conducted on humans as yet, but do show some promise.
There are a few different forms out there that you can use: powder, leaves, and liquid. Stevia is great because it has no carbohydrates, calories, and a zero glycemic index. It is believed to have anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antioxidant properties. It is credited for lowering blood sugar levels, aiding in digestion, weight loss, and can help with skin and teeth. Stevia also helps those with diabetes by regulating blood sugar levels. There are no known side effects of stevia.
iSweet is a 100% natural low-calorie sugar substitute. Stevia is also known as "Meethi Tulsi" as it is obtained from natural herbs and does not contain Aspartame. It has absolutely no side effects and very little or no after-taste unlike other extracts.
iSweet is fat free making it beneficial for diabetics and the weight conscious. Stevia tablets can be added to your daily cup of tea, coffee, while Stevia powder goes well with lemonade, lassi etc.
Description: Organic Stevia Leaf
Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
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