Drinking one 12-oz sugary drink daily increases your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease by 20-25% and childhood obesity by 50-60%.
Stevia, also referred to as sweetleaf or sugarleaf, is a natural sweetener... a zero-calorie alternative to sugar that may help reduce these terrifying statistics.
Stevia does carry with it some general concerns. One of the main concerns is the bitter aftertaste. However, the next generation of Stevia sweeteners are already being developed, which will significantly reduce or completely eliminate this bitterness.
This process will allow mainstream companies to use Stevia in their products, and as a result, reduce calories from sugar by 85-90%.
Stevia has a zero glycemic load which makes it safe for diabetics.
Avoiding sugar and sugary drinks can help reduce your health risks significantly. Educating yourself and your loved ones about natural sweeteners is important and will make a positive impact on your health.
CEO of Stevia First, Robert Brooke, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss the benefits of using an all-natural sweetener.