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benefits of stevia and its positive side effects
are countless benefits
of stevia. The sweet leaf herb has been used for curing
various ailments in South America for generations. Indegenous tribes,
especially in Paraguay,
have been linking diabetes
and stevia in the battle against diabetes.
They use stevia leaves and pills with extract to lower blood sugar levels
in people who are suffering from the disease. It does not lower blood
sugar levels in healthy people though. Furthermore, stevia scores a
perfect zero on
index chart and causes no intolerance in diabetics.
A stevia poultice can be
used for treating cuts, sun burns, rashes, and other skin conditions such
as acne or eczema, and it is even said to make wrinkles vanish! On an
open cut it may sting at first, much like iodine, but only for a minute
or so. Stevia will penetrate the cut, heal it fast, and won't leave a
Small scale experiments have shown that the intake of stevioside
capsules lowers blood
pressure in people suffering from hypertension. Further
evidence is still needed to conclusively support this theory though.
Stevia has zero calories
and is therefore ideal for people suffering
from obesity. The sweet leaf can be used to prepare some great sugar
recipes and suppresses
cravings and the need to eat. Many people find it easier to give up smoking
because of this.
reasons to become sugar
free in your healthy food diet? After eating
sugar, a sticky
layer of proteins is attached to the teeth, forming plaque. Stevia's
glycosides have been proven to be good
for your teeth, battling tooth decay, eliminating plaque
and cavities, battling aphthae, and strengthening your gums. Some
toothpastes already contain stevia!
Some other health benefits of stevia include:
- It's good for your digestive system,
- It inhibits
the growth of all sorts of bacteria
- It helps
with an upset stomach, soothing acidity
your hair with stevia extract prevents dandruff
- It increases
energy levels and promotes an overall feeling of
The list just goes on and
on, and it is certainly not exhaustive!
Stevia really is a miraculous little plant, but if you still have
doubts, it can't hurt to consult your physician for more advice.
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