What is stevia?
Stevia is a semi-tropical flowering perennial whose scientific name is Stevia rebaudiana. It is also known as sweet herb because it is 200 times sweeter than normal sugar. You can consume stevia by putting in your beverages. The stevia plant contains antioxidants, germicides, and it is a diuretic.
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Stevia is a natural sweetener and can be part of a healthy diet or lifestyle, because it is devoid of calories and carbohydrates, which does not affect blood sugar levels.
Who can consume stevia?
Stevia has gained immense importance in the commercial and medicinal world in recent years. It is being 200 times sweeter than normal sugars. Stevia’s specialty is that it is completely calorie-free, making it safe to use as a sugar for diabetic patients.
It is safe for people who are calorie conscious and who are very conscious of their weight gain. Because the various sweeteners currently being used are not safe for humans. So stevia is a completely natural and is free from all types of side effects. It is becoming a suitable effective alternative to sugar.
Also, It is safe for pregnant women and for kids. They can consume stevia leaves in their daily life because it does not contain any extra calories and side effects.
Compounds extracted from the herb stevia such as Stevioside or Rebaudioside A are often considered safe when consumed as food sweeteners, as Rebaudioside A belongs to the General Safe Substances List known as GRAS of the US Food and Drug Administration, so it can be used as a food sweetener.
Anyone can consume stevia without worrying about any health issue. But still if you have any doubt or fear then you can consult doctor before using stevia. Just keep in mind that we should use anything within a limit.