Stevia Extract Has Many Benefits for You
San Antonio, TX, Non-caloric, natural origin sweeteners can be an alternative healthier option for weight management and energy intake. These non-caloric sweeteners provide sweetness but without extra calories.
Stevia extract is a natural-origin, no-calorie sweetener, obtained from the leaf of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, that has been used for hundreds of years as a sugar substitute, and is now a key ingredient for mayor food and beverage companies. Nowadays an excellent stevia extract option is Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener that blends its main ingredient, stevia extract, with cane sugar only as a bulking agent or carrier.
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.
Another health benefit of stevia extract is that it may inhibit the reproduction and growth of oral bacteria, which can prevent mouth and gum diseases. Expert studies have shown that the antibacterial properties of stevia extract may help with gingivitis, cavities, tooth decay and mouth sores.
Stevia extract is also high in antioxidants that may prevent DNA damage, according to scientists from the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, in Kolkata, India, who published their results in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, in November, 2007. Decreasing DNA damage would help to live longer.
Stevia extract is also friendly with the environment. The stevia plant is a sustainable crop, since its farming typically requires only a fifth of the land and much less water to provide the same amount of sweetness as other mainstream sweeteners.
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/
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.