Manage Your Weight and Sweeten Your Life with Stevia
San Antonio, TX. Effective body weight management can be challenging, especially when we all want to enjoy great-tasting foods and beverages. In order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. Daily exercise is certainly important to help you burn calories; however an equally important fact for an effective weight management is reducing caloric intake by eating smaller portions and choosing relatively lower calorie options. Among the many strategies to consider achieving this reduction is a substitution with a non-caloric sweetener like SVETIA® with stevia.
Stevia is extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, used for more than 1500 years by the Guaraní people from Brazil and Paraguay, to sweeten their local mate tea and as medicine.
Stevia, as a zero-calorie natural origin sweetener, can be part of a healthful diet and lifestyle. It can reduce added sweet calories to lower total caloric intake without sacrificing taste in a wide variety of foods and beverages. The safety of high purity stevia extracts is supported by the rigorous scientiﬁc research and the evaluation necessary for an ingredient to be approved for use in foods and beverages today. Using stevia instead of sugar can cut calories and may keep your blood glucose level more stable.
With so many stevia-sweetened foods and beverages now available globally –ranging from baked goods to yogurt, or on its own as a tabletop sweetener– you are sure to find plenty of delicious options to fit within your personal calorie needs.The regulatory authorities have already taken into account about how much stevia is okay to consume and they have developed the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for stevia.
According to the Global Stevia Institute, the ADI for stevia is set more specifically for steviol glycosides; the sweet components extracted from stevia leaf, and are expressed as the steviol equivalents of 4 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day. This equates to approximately 12 milligrams of high purity stevia extracts per kilogram of body weight per day. This means that a 150-pound (70 kg) person would need to consume approximately 40 packets of a tabletop stevia sweetener per day for the rest of their life to reach the ADI. That’s a lot of stevia and more than anyone would consume in a typical daily diet which is generally healthy and balanced.
SVETIA® with stevia is a product created to satisfy the need to sweeten food with no calories. It can be used as a sweetener in beverages, such as tea and lemonade. You can take it cold, hot or even baked, since it keeps its sweetness and does not change the original taste of food. SVETIA® with stevia is at present the most natural choice to sweeten without calories.
Having a balanced low-calorie diet and being physically active are the best things you can do to manage your weight and keep your health. Reducing calories with moderate portions and low-calorie substitutions like SVETIA® with stevia can help to balance your diet and make your life sweeter.
SVETIA® Calorie – Free Sweetener is made with cane sugar and stevia extract. One packet of SVETIA® contains only one gram of carbohydrates. People with diabetes are advised to check with their registered dietitian or physician.