Monday, June 20, 2011

Say hello to my little (sweet) friend.

Oh, Stevia. I love you. Here's why:
Stevia s a South American herb that has been used as a sweetener by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay for hundreds of years. The leaves of this small, green Stevia rebaudiana plant have a delicious and refreshing taste that can be 30 times sweeter than sugar.
Depending on the source, Stevia is said to be from 15 to up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. If you've ever tasted it, you know exactly what that statement means. A little bit goes a long way.

In the raw food movement, stevia is best known as a low-glycemic sweetener used and recommended by Dr. Gabriel Cousens at the Tree of Life on his diabetes program and in general as a low-glycemic sweetner safe for those on a low-sugar diet.

Try Stevia in your next juice! :)

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