Substituting Stevia Extract-Sweetened Foods in Your Breakfast
San Antonio TX. Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is an alternative sweetener, made of stevia extract and cane sugar as bulking agent or carrier. As stevia extractis extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is of natural origin and it is 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. Although Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener contains cane sugar as bulking agent, it 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), sugar consumption is a health concern in the UK. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) was asked by the UK Health and Food Standard Agency to examine the evidence between carbohydrates and health outcomes. SACN recommended that energy intake be no more than five percent from free sugars (which excludes sugars in milk, fruit and vegetables).
Enjoying a traditional full breakfast with eggs, bacon, ketchup, baked beans in tomato sauce, a cup of butter-fried mushrooms, a half grilled tomato, orange juice, black tea with milk and sugar, and toast with strawberry jam, is a treat. As you might expect from such a big breakfast, all that deliciousness comes with a rather significant amount of calories and sugar. Simply substituting stevia extract-sweetened foods instead of those sweetened with sugar (ketchup, orange juice, black tea, baked beans, and jam) saves 200 calories and 51 grams of sugar–a 59 percent decrease in sugar! – all without sacrificing taste. Substituting stevia extract-sweetened foods is an easy and delicious way to make that special breakfast spread a bit more enjoyable, when you know that you’re saving calories and getting less sugar than you would otherwise.
Stevia extract is available as an ingredient in thousands of food and beverage products around the world, including soft drinks, teas, juices, yogurt, soymilk, baked goods, salad dressings, cereal and more. You might find stevia extract listed differently on nutrition labels depending on where you live. Look for stevia, stevia extract, steviol glycosides, stevia leaf extract, Reb A and other variations on ingredient statements.
Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is nowadays an excellent stevia extract option. It is available in all HEB stores across Texas or online at
For recipes you can use to incorporate Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener into your total diet, visit our recipe web page http://www.svetia.us/recipes/
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.