Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stevia - natural substitute for sugar

Stevia plants (stevia rebaudiana) is a herbal plant know for it unique features, a natural sugar substitute that doesn’t add calories. Sometimes called as “candyleaf”. A traditional herbal medicine used to treat burns and other stomach problems, is said to also lower the blood pressure.

Studies said it is 200 times sweeter than sugar with the same amount of concentration. With no added calories an obvious solution to those with problem in taking the traditional sugar, especially does who suffer from diabetes.

Some health safety concerns arise with using the stevia plant, it is advised to consult the doctors before taking stevia as daily substitute for sugar.