Life’s too short to give up sweets, but what if there’s something that can both let you give in to your cravings and call it a healthy habit? You wouldn’t miss it for the world, now would you? Well, luckily, nature didn’t intend for you to go without your candy stash and the answer’s name’s Stevia. Although it may sound to good to be true, the only bad thing about Stevia is that it’s still not as widespread as it’s supposed to be. It’s a green, leafy plant that originates from South America, or more precisely Brazil and Paraguay.
The sweet potency of Stevia is great, or more precisely, it’s around 300 times sweeter than sugar. So even with a small amount of Stevia you can make cakes and cookies for which you would otherwise need a lot of sugar. However, even if you needed a lot of Stevia you would have zero reasons to worry because Stevia contains ZERO calories. Yes, you are reading this right. This sugar substitute is the perfect addition to your diet if you are planning to lose some weight or manage diabetes. For some people, this info alone would be enough to just stop reading and start looking for Stevia packs Australia wide.
One thing that amazed me the most was the number of vitamins inside this sugar substitute. Stevia is rich in A, B, C vitamins, also iron, zinc and calcium, well, in fact, there are plenty of other healthy elements, but if I had to put them all this article would look like a periodic table. These elements can help your body fight against certain diseases. For instance, if you have anaemia, these elements will help you stimulate the production of haemoglobin. In addition, if you have problems with digestion or constipation, thanks to the quality fibres that Stevia has, it can help you deal with these problems.
Today, a lot of big companies such as Coca-Cola have introduced Stevia as part of their products with the Coca-Cola Life. It is good for a change that companies have started using healthier substances in their products and I sure hope that others will follow too.
If you have the desire to cook with Stevia, there are tonnes of recipes on the internet. Firstly, buy some Stevia packs Australia retailers have to offer most conveniently by browsing the net and finding the ones that will suit you the best. I personally can’t get enough of the Strawberry Mousse Pie – delicious, sweet and healthy!
In conclusion, I can say that Stevia is approved by the Australian government and does not appear to pose any health risk when it is used reasonably. This is the first element of changing your life for the better.