In an effort to reduce total caloric content, while delivering a delicious product, many large companies have turned to a myriad of sugar substitutes.
While some of these options mitigate the health side effects associated with traditional, bleached white sugar, few offer the same spectrum of benefits of Stevia. In regards to its cost to sweetness ratio, its nutritional content, and its wide availability, Stevia is the best sugar replacement.
Dure Foods also relies on the healthy benefits of Stevia in it’s own Lifestyle Products.
This is in part due to how it is sourced, a naturally occurring compound present in a variety of small flowering plants endemic to South America. These members of the Astreceae family contain a glucose-like molecule which tastes sweet but does not affect blood sugar.
Additionally, they contain a spectrum of other compounds which have well researched health benefits.
1) Losing Weight
Because Stevia can be more than forty times sweeter than sugar, depending on whether it is in a concentrated form or natural dried-leaf, it can help ween consumers off of other sweet foods.
This is complemented by that fact that stevia contains little to no caloric content. It can even be baked and cooked into products without the active chemicals breaking down.
2) Antioxidant Content
Unlike processed, white sugar, Stevia-containing plants also contain a collection of antioxidant compounds such as tannins and flavonoids among others. Antioxidants have been documented as having important health functions: preventing healthy cells from turning cancerous and helping to strengthen the immune system.
3) Clear, Healthy Skin
Some of the active chemicals in Stevia plants are Vitamin A and C. These components, along with a number of others, have been proven to increase overall skin health. Additionally, the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of the Stevia plant have also been proven to treat skin conditions such as acne.
4) Diabetes Symptoms
Because the constituent chemicals in Stevia that make it sweet do not enter the blood stream, thus making it an ideal replacement for sucrose. For people with Diabetes or on sugar-free diets, Stevia can be a viable alternative that won’t induce dangerous side-effects.
5) Cost of Stevia
Despite the overall higher price by volume of Stevia compared to conventional, white sugar, the potency and effective quantity make it dramatically more affordable. This is because of the drastic difference in the amount of Stevia needed to produce the same sweetness.
Refined Sugar is not only more expensive than Stevia, but it comes with a litany of health side effects which may include diabetes, or even an addiction to the common confection.
Stevia, in contrast, can be used as a sugar substitute to provide a more satisfying level of sweetness without the complications and calories commonly associated with it.
Finally, the actual, positive health effects which are related to the nutrients found in Stevia make it a healthy replacement for a normally unhealthy flavour. These include high antioxidant content, and essential vitamins necessary for a healthy complexion and body.
Whether you are a customer looking to cut calories, or a business looking to lower costs and increase quality, Stevia is a viable option.
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