The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
Warm days are filled with family picnics, neighborhood cookouts, community parades—and lots of summer food favorites.
Grilling can enhance the flavor of meats, poultry, fish and even garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. To liven up yo... Read more
I'm trying to find out if Stevia could be of use for me. I stopped eating sugar a few weeks ago and thought that in the few occasions when I want a treat, I could make a hot cocoa with it or bake something with it instead of sugar.
Tried the cocoa... Read more
Hello everyone....I have a little dilemma and am hoping someone has the answer. I am having trouble getting water into my diet regimen. I have never been a big "drinker" and at the end of my workday I find I have only drank about 8oz of water (or any... Read more
I have a Stevia rebaudiana - Stevia plant and have been using the leaves finely shreaded as a sweetener for very sour fruits like rhubarb, and have also used instead of sugar in crumble toppings.
Having read the article "The truth about Stevia"... Read more
I recently noticed that when I have stevia in my coffee or dessert ect... I crave more sweet stuff. If I have something, say at a restaurant and it says no sugar added, but it's sweet, I crave it all the more and want it more. For example... Read more
I now add 2 or 3 drops of liquid Stevia to my vanilla flavored Jarrow protein drink. Adds just enough sweet taste without the calories or carbs of fruits. Liquid stevia also comes in flavors. Great way to start my morning before or after I work ou... Read more
Replace your diet soda with a flavored liquid stevia in your water. It comes in many flavors and has no calories. Stevia is safe; plus it does not cause food carvings or feed your body toxins like the sweeteners in diet soda. Try stevia, I know yo... Read more
In the last few days before the administration changes hands, the FDA has been hard at work making changes. Here are two of the most interesting rulings: FDA Says Diet Coke Plus Mislabeled In 2007, Coke started selling Diet Coke Plus, also called Co... Read more
We spent plenty of time this week surfing the web for the most interesting, entertaining and educational stories. From oatmeal to stevia, avocados to packaged foods, this week's links are heavy on the food. Find out which links caught our attention t... Read more
Hello! So, I bought some liquid stevia last weekend at that natural food wonderland, Trader Joe's, and have no idea how to use it. What was I thinking? Well, if memory serves, I was thinking that I'd like to see what all the buzz is about and decided... Read more
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