Stevia extracts have up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, but it is low in calories, and carbohydrates, making stevia a great low-sugar food alternative. In addition, because stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, it is an ideal natural sweetener for people on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
What is Stevia?
Stevia is a naturally sweet sugar substitute. It is made from the leaves of the stevia plant, which is a member of the chrysanthemum family. This natural extract is non-fermentable, pH-stable, and heat-stable. This means that it can be added to a broad range of foods, supplements and drinks without affecting their compositions.
Stevia is non-nutritious but has 50 to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, with almost none of the calories. In fact, the calorie level of stevia is so low that it’s generally considered a zero-calorie sweetener.
Health benefits of Stevia
Stevia is a sugar alternative, and as such, it is added to food and beverages that would have contained sugar if it were not for stevia. Therefore, the most important stevia benefit is the fact that it can replace sugar, removing the negative effects associated with glucose, sucrose and fructose.
Beyond this stevia health benefit, stevia is a great sugar alternative for those with diabetes. Stevia does not affect your carbohydrate or sugar levels, making this an ideal option for diabetics, enabling them to enjoy a broader range of food products. As it has no effect on the blood glucose or insulin level, stevia is perfectly harmless for individuals with diabetes.
Stevia is also an excellent option for those who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Stevia sweetens our health supplements without adding any calories to them so that you can benefit from all of the health advantages without having to take in extra calories.
Can pregnant and breastfeeding women consume Stevia?
Yes, stevia is safe for consumption, including by pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as children. However, it is important to note that unrefined stevia or whole-leaf stevia may have a negative effect on the kidneys and blood sugar, making it unsafe for consumption. As such, it is important to take note of the type of stevia you consume.
What Rejuvenated products include Stevia?
Our award-winning Collagen Shots and Pea-Protein Smoothie use stevia as a natural, low-calorie sweetener. Stevia makes our health supplements as delicious as they are good for you. So now you can enjoy striving for and reaching your health goals.
As our capsules contain several ingredients, we don’t recommend that you take them while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.