Diabetes

Can Stevia help with Diabetes?

Stevia & Diabetes

In recent report on diet, Public Health England found that a large proportion of the UK population are consuming over 3 times more sugar than is recommended. Although we do know that sugar is not the direct cause of Diabetes, it is a key factor in controlling weight and blood glucose levels, and as a general lifestyle change we should all be consuming less sugar. In this article I want to look at a possible alternative to sugar, the natural sweetener stevia, which could be introduced into all our diets as a way of lowering our sugar intake. If you are living with diabetes, you will already understand the difficulties of managing your sugar intake and you may well be already using sweeteners and indeed the natural sweetener Stevia. Stevia rebauiana Bertoni has been used by the native Guarani people in Paraguay for over 1,500 years; the leaves being used…

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