A Balanced Diet with Stevia Extract

San Antonio TX An effective body weight management comes from good nutrition and it’s about balancing your diet to prioritize healthier foods, while still leaving room for the occasional treat.

According to the Global Stevia Institute (GSI), one of the ways to achieve a more balanced diet is to reduce the level of unwanted calories in your diet. In fact, the World Health Organization recommends limiting calories from total fat and added sugars. The GSIsays that the term “added sugars” in the diet refers to “any caloric sweetener that can be added into a food or beverage and potentially create excess, unwanted calories”. In order to avoid these unwanted calories you can reduce total calories from added sweeteners through a substitution with a non-caloric sweetener like SVETIA®, made of stevia extract.

According to the GSI, leading health and nutrition organizations around the world have stated that the stevia extract is as a safe, acceptable option to reduce calories in foods and beverages and help manage weight. GSI mentions that the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) concluded that the zero calorie stevia extract does not cause increased appetite or preference for sweet tasting foods and that the it offers a way for people to decrease overall carbohydrate intake.

The GSI states that reason for the stevia extract being zero calories is because it is poorly absorbed in the body and pass through the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach and small intestines, fully intact, and it is then excreted in the urine. Several research studies have shown that there is no accumulation of stevia extract in the body during metabolism.

With so many stevia extract-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.

For food, as in life, balance is the secret. Eating well and being physically active are some of the most things you can do for better health. Reducing calories with moderate portions and smart substitutions like stevia extract can help make balancing your diet, managing your weight, and life, a little sweeter.

For recipes you can use to incorporate SVETIA® made of cane sugar and stevia extract into your total diet, visit our recipe web page http://www.svetia.us/recipes/

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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.

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