Ingredients: Pure Stevia Reb-A mixed with inulin, in comfortable individual packages. Stevia from organic production.
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Stevia is a natural sweetener alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners made from a shrub native to Paraguay and Brazil. It has been used since ancient times as a sweetener by the Guarani Indians and that in countries like Japan, today, accounting for 41% of the sweeteners consumed. As a sugar substitute, stevia tastes slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar.
With its extracts having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, stevia has drawn attention to the growing demand for low carbohydrate and low sugar foods in the diet alternative. Medical research has also shown possible benefits of stevia in treating obesity and high blood pressure because it has a negligible effect on blood glucose, is attractive as a natural sweetener to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets. Stevia components favoring the effective regulation of the levels of blood sugar, for stevioside is a potent antihyperglycemic agent that stimulates insulin secretion via direct beta cells of pancreatic islets.