Soon leaves will be changing colors and temperatures cooling, and we’ll be craving a lot more sweet treats, especially pumpkin spice everything and Christmas cookies. Still, as good as sugar tastes, it comes with a slew of unwanted side effects, including expanding waistlines and adverse health effects on our bodies.
The good news is, you can ditch the sugar and all its negative qualities, and still enjoy all the sweetness the season has to offer. Fall in love with stevia this autumn. Stevia is a natural sweetener, derived from the stevia rebaudiana plant. It was first discovered centuries ago in Paraguay by the native population, before a Swiss botanist working in South America discovered the appropriately dubbed “sweet leaf” and brought it back with him. Stevia is 40 times sweeter than sugar. Just a dash of stevia goes a long way in flavor and in amazing health benefits.
Stevia Has Zero Calories and Carbs
Table sugar or sucrose is loaded with calories and carbs, and most Americans are over indulging, consuming way more than the recommended serving. More than one-third of adults and one in six children are considered obese. Stevia, on the other hand, has no calories and may help with weight loss. It’s also keto-friendly for those following the current popular diet trend. This fall you can bake your favorites like pumpkin pie and sugar cookies substituting sugar for stevia. The result: a delicious and sweet holiday treat without the calories and carbs.
Stevia Gives You a Healthy Smile
We all want to look our best, and nothing is more beautiful than a smile. Too much sugar causes dental plaque and cavities. Stevia promotes good oral health since it doesn’t produce the acids that eat away at teeth. Cavities and the gum disease gingivitis are likely to be things of the past when you substitute sugar for stevia.
Stevia is Diabetic Friendly
The American Diabetes Association suggests stevia as a safe alternative to sugar for adding sweetness to food without raising blood sugar. Stevia is also known to cause no glycemic response and increase insulin sensitivity. Pumpkin spice lattes are definitely on the menu this fall when made with stevia instead of sugar.
Toffee Flavored Stevia
Toffee is a classic flavor of fall, and you don’t have to miss out just because you’re reducing or eliminating your sugar intake. Stevita’s Liquid Stevia Drops come in a Toffee Caramel flavor, which is ideal for sweetening your hot or iced coffee, hot cocoa and your favorite fall desserts.
Stevia is the perfect fall companion – Sweet, won’t make you fat and good for you.