Tag Archives: stevia

Busting Low-Calorie Sugar Substitute Myths

As you’ve seen in this blog, I deal with a lot of myths and misinformation when it comes to artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame and sucralose. I try to correct them as they come up, but all the nonsense online can be hard to distinguish and remember. So, I thought you all would like a one-stop-shop blog Continue Reading

All about All-Natural Stevia

So you’ve probably been hearing a lot about Stevia lately, a new zero calorie sweetener that’s becoming pretty popular. Earlier this month we talked about the difference between stevia extract and stevia whole leaves. But is it a safe alternative to other low-cal sweeteners? The word “stevia” refers to the entire plant and its components, Continue Reading

What’s the Difference Between Stevia Extract and Stevia Leaves?

For the past few years you haven’t been able to talk about dieting and healthy eating without hearing about stevia, natural sweetener that’s becoming popular in the United States. Stevia rebaudiana is a South American plant native to Paraguay that has traditionally been used to sweeten beverages and make tea. The word “stevia” refers to Continue Reading

Sweet Alternatives: A Guide to Sugar Substitutes

Nowadays many people are turning to low-sugar and sugar-free diets. With all the options out there, it can be hard to figure out what sugar alternative to choose and why.  You may simply decide to swap out regular soda for diet soda or choose to go with alternative sweeteners whenever possible. This guide will give you a Continue Reading