Looking for a Safe Sugar Substitute Like Stevia? Be Careful What You May Find

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Stevia The Natural Sweetener. Zero calories Zero Carbs

According to the Stevia web site: (Austin, TX) December 19, 2008. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the herb stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) as a safe food additive. Prior to this official approval from the FDA, several companies, including food giants Cargill and Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Wisdom Natural Brands, performed reviews self-affirming GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status of stevia as a natural, no-calorie sweetener.

We are too fat. We are eating too much sugar and fructose (HFCS) High- Fructose Corn Syrup. Sugar is Both a Fat and a Carb, and this Combo Drives World-Wide Obesity-Related Disease Rates

Will someone please tell the Food Police; it isn’t the number of calories we consume that make us fat it is the amount of Carbohydrates, Fructose and Sugar we consume that does. Sugar consumption has increased and so has the increase in diabetes. By 2010, sugar consumption had risen to 160 million tons, and global diabetes has reached over 346 million people. Sugar metabolizes as both fat and carbohydrate because it contains both glucose and fructose. These two sugars are not interchangeable, and your body processes each of them differently. Sucrose (table sugar) is 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is anywhere from 42 to 55 percent fructose depending on which type is used. 

Products labeled “Diet”

Concerned Americans are turning toward using the over 6,000 products labeled sugar-free or “diet” believing it is a healthy alternative. Artificial Sweeteners are alternatives to table sugar (sucrose), and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) but studies are finding out the truth. It has since been discovered that aspartame and other artificial sweeteners cause damage to your health.

According to Dr. Mercola, the Health Ranger, and several other Holistic, Naturopathic Web Sites - Aspartame and other “sugar-free” labeled products can cause brain damage and other toxic side effects.

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faryalameen April 19, 2013 at 07:38 AM
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faryalameen April 23, 2013 at 08:58 AM
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Joan McDaniel April 23, 2013 at 03:17 PM
I'm sorry faryalameen I do not understand your posts language.
Jessica Howard June 27, 2013 at 09:04 AM
Recently came across this excellent product ,100% Natural Zero calories stevia sweetener Zyvia? It works great, is a part of our daily supplements. really no after taste.
Joan McDaniel June 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM
I will have to look for that Zyvia--I have not heard of it Thanks.


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