Craving For Sugar? Try This Natural Sweetener Instead

Instead of processed sugar, you can use stevia in your tea or coffee

Mohini Mehrotra Updated: Jan 6, 2021 22:20:53 IST
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Made from the leaves of the stevia plant, stevia has zero calories and is roughly 200 times sweeter than sugar. A natural sweetener, you can add it to your tea or coffee in place of processed sugar. Since stevia doesn't exactly taste like sugar, it may take a while to adjust to it. You can use it in your baking recipes too.

According to an article published on National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website, “Stevia is a natural-origin sweetener that is increasing the options for reduced sugar and reduced energy foods and beverages. Stevia shows promise as a tool to help lower energy intakes, which may lead to the reduction and prevention of obesity.”

However, with the research on health benefits of stevia still underway, it is best to consume it in moderation. 





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