Replace the Sugar in Your Diet With Stevia
by Kristine Clemenger
that is around 300 times as sweet as sugar. It comes in a liquid form and you only
need a few drops to replace the sweetness of sugar in tea or coffee. It has no
calories and no carbohydrates. No adverse effects have been reported with the use
of this natural sweetener and Stevia also comes in solid forms you can bake with.
Best of all (I think) it comes in flavored drops such as root beer and chocolate
raspberry that can replace sodas. Yum!

Many Americans eat far too much sugar. I know this is not a shocking new bit of
information. However, sugar is being added to processed foods in alarming quantities
these days and even though you may know that, what you may not know is that it
is called by so many names that even if you are trying hard to avoid sugar you may
be eating more than you think. You simply may not recognize the many names that
food manufacturers are using. Here is a short list of names to look for:

Invert Sugar

Lactose

Maltodextrin

Barley Malt

Honey

Maltose

Glucose

Malt Syrup

Galactose

Molasses

Fruit Juice Concentrate

Sorbitol

Fruit Juice

Turbinado Sugar

Fructose

Agave

Dextrose

Dehydrated Cane Juice

Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Cane Juice Crystals, Extract

Cane Sugar

Sucranat

Corn Syrup Solids

This starter list of 24 different manufacturer's names for sugar proves that you really
have to be an informed consumer. Many processed foods will have several or many
of these sugars on the label at the same time.

The best and easiest way to cut down on sugar is to stop eating processed foods.
When you prepare fresh foods you know what you are getting.

Eating too much sugar causes weight gain and inflammation and is associated with
some skin rashes and eczema. It causes your blood sugar levels to get wildly out of
control. Too much sugar increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and
stroke and contributes to seizures in children. Excess sugar can also be responsible
for mood swings, headaches, anxiety, depression and fatigue.

Give Stevia a try.


About The Author

Kristine Clemenger, a Holistic Health Practitioner in San Diego, California since 1999,
is the author of many articles on holistic health, fitness and nutrition. She is also a
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) enthusiast.  Click on the links below to learn more
about fitness and natural, holistic health, including Aura Patches and EFT.
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Perhaps you've already decided to try
and cut some sugar from your diet,
there are certainly lots of reasons to.
But you know that artificial
sweeteners are not the way to go
either. Many have been linked with
health problems. Aspartame for
instance, has been linked to arthritis
and sucralose (Splenda) has been
associated with other health troubles
including decreasing healthy bacteria
in the intestinal tract. And artificial
sweeteners may actually increase
your cravings for sugar.

Stevia, a natural sweetener, is a leaf
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