Benefits of Stevia Extract for weight reduction

 San Antonio TX.  We often eat and drink more calories than needed since we all want to enjoy great-tasting foods and beverages so, an effective body weight management can be challenging. 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 achieve this reduction is a substitution with a non-caloric sweetener like Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener, natural origin sweetener, made ofstevia extract and cane sugar as bulking agent or carrier, which only provides so few calories per serving that it perfectly meets the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for non-calorie foods.

According to the Global Stevia Institute (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 it offers a way for people to decrease overall carbohydrate intake.

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 extract as an alternative sweetener can cut calories and may keep your body in shape.

The GSI says that stevia extract is considered to be zero calorie because steviol glycosides – the components that give stevia extract its sweetness – are  poorly absorbed in the body and pass through the upper gastrointestinal tract fully intact and then are excreted in the urine.

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. 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 balancing your diet, managing your weight, and make your life a little sweeter.

For recipes you can use to incorporate Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener with 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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