Don't hesitate anymore!! Change sugar for JUAL stevia and enjoy all its benefits
Doesn't make you fat
Due to its high calorie content, sugar makes you fat. Furthermore, it is practically impossible to avoid its consumption because today there are a large number of sugary products. In contrast, stevia contains no calories at all.
It's much sweeter
The leaves of the stevia plant are approximately 40 times sweeter than sugar and the powdered sweetener extracted from them is up to 200-300 times sweeter. Furthermore, the so-called “sweet leaf” can be preserved without losing its properties for a period of approximately 5 years.
It has a glycemic index of zero
The glycemic index (GI) measures the amount and how quickly a food is able to increase an individual's blood sugar. Foods with a glycemic index value less than 50 are considered relatively safe for diabetics. The lower the value, the better. To give you an idea: sucrose has a GI of 89 and glucose has a GI of 100. Therefore, stevia is ideal for keeping diabetes symptoms under control without having to sacrifice sweetness in your meals.
Prevents bacterial plaque
When you consume sugar, a layer of bacteria forms that adheres to the teeth, causing the appearance of dental plaque and cavities in the long term. Chewing gum and toothpastes contain ingredients called “sugar alcohols” or “polyols”, such as erythritol, sorbitol and maltitol, which prevent dental bacteria from adhering to your teeth: the bacteria cannot ferment these components. But sugar alcohols can be harmful to your health. They contain many calories and some of them have a high GI, which is not recommended for diabetic people. In addition, they cause bloating and gas in individuals prone to it. Stevia has the same positive effects as polyols but without any side effects.
Reduces high blood pressure
For generations, native tribes in South America have been using stevia as a method to reduce blood pressure in people suffering from hypertension. However, extensive testing has revealed that stevia does not lower blood pressure in healthy individuals.
It is not addictive
In addition to all the calories it contains, sugar is addictive and drives the desire to consume sugary products. There are artificial sweeteners, such as sucralose or aspartame, that have almost no calories or GI, but they still have the same drawback as sugar: they stimulate the desire for sweets. Likewise, negative side effects associated with the consumption of artificial sweeteners have been observed: headaches, dizziness, stomach pains and even rashes. On the contrary, stevia has been shown to be non-addictive and also eliminates cravings.
Can treat fungal infections
Candidiasis is an infection caused by a type of natural yeast present in the intestines of all human beings. This yeast is called candida albicans and when it grows in excess it causes candidiasis, the symptoms of which are nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. The appearance of candidiasis is due to the fermentation of sugar in the intestine carried out by candida albicans.
But what happens when this yeast tries to ferment natural stevia? Can not. Candida albicans is not capable of fermenting stevia and therefore does not cause candidiasis. For this reason, it is completely safe to replace sugar with stevia in people with this problem. However, always consult a doctor before changing your diet.