Svetia® Calorie Free Sweetener Can Help You to Manage Your Calorie Intake
San Antonio TX. According to the Global Stevia Institute (GSI), obesity rates around the world have nearly doubled since the 1980s. In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were reported to be overweight. Of those, more than 200 million adult men and 300 million adult women were obese. There has been some evidence in the United States that obesity rates are stabilizing, but the rates remain high, putting millions at risk for increased health problems.
The GSI says that the causes of overweight and obesity include physical inactivity and increased intake of energy – dense foods that are high in fat and added sugars. Importantly, added sugars include a whole host of high calorie sweeteners, from sugar and high fructose corn syrup to agave nectar and maple syrup. According to the GSI, the intake of added sugars has been shown to contribute an average of 16 percent of the total calories in the American diet, and have been linked to weight gain.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend reducing the number of calories consumed by consuming foods and beverages that have no or are low in added sugar. For people trying to manage their weight, stevia extract – a natural-origin, low-calorie sweetener, extracted from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant – provides a natural-origin way to cut calories without having to sacrifice 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 steviaextract as an alternative sweetener can cut calories and may keep your body in shape.
SVETIA® Calorie Free Sweetener is an alternative sweetener of natural origin made of stevia extract, which is its main ingredient, blended with cane sugar as a bulking agent or carrier, which provides so few calories per serving that SVETIA® Calorie Free Sweetener meets the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for no-calorie foods (less than 5 calories per serving). It can be used as a low calorie sweetener in beverages, such as tea and lemonade, or in sauces. It is a product created to satisfy the need to sweeten. You can take it cold, hot or even baked, since it keeps its sweetness and does not change the original taste of food. Being low calorie, SVETIA® Calorie Free Sweetener with stevia extract can help you manage your calorie intake.
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.