Is stevia tooth friendly?

Yes. Intense sweeteners (such as stevia leaf extract) are tooth-friendly because they do not produce acids that eat away at teeth, as noted by The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Stevia leaf extract is an intense sweetener because it has many times the...

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Is stevia healthy?

“Healthy” has a specific meaning to the US FDA. Under US FDA guidelines a food (or food component) must meet specific nutrient requirements to use the term “healthy” in its name or in claims made about the product. As an ingredient with no nutritive value, stevia...

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How does stevia affect blood sugar?

Stevia leaf extract has demonstrated to have no effect on blood sugar levels—which is good news for people with diabetes. Because stevia leaf extract had previously shown to increase insulin production in a study of mice, several regulatory authorities questioned the...

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Has the FDA approved stevia?

Stevia leaf extract is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) in accordance with the US FDA requirements. Crude stevia, or whole-leaf stevia, does not have GRAS status from the US FDA and has not been permitted for use as a food additive. One way the US FDA accomplishes...

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Stevia nutrition information

Stevia leaf extract has no nutritional value on its own, yet stevia leaf extract can still play a role in a healthy balanced diet by providing sweetness with zero calories. Stevia leaf extract is a zero-calorie sweetener that is an alternative to sugar and does not...

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Can Stevia Help me Manage my Weight?

Common sense suggests eating less sugar is a way to cut down on calorie-consumption/energy intake and eventually, body weight. Swapping a zero-calorie sweetener for sugar is a reasonable approach to cutting sugar intake, but some wonder if other effects intervene when...

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Is stevia safe for diabetics?

Stevia leaf extract is both suitable and safe for people who have diabetes. Some early studies suggested that stevia components had a blood-sugar lowering effect (hypoglycemic) on study participants. This development caught the attention global regulatory authorities...

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Is stevia safe?

Stevia leaf extract is widely recognized as safe for human use in foods and beverages based on extensive scientific research and testing. Stevia leaf extract is GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) in accordance with US FDA requirements. In addition, several prominent...

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Does stevia have side effects?

Food safety organizations and panels worldwide, including the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), have thoroughly reviewed and scientifically demonstrated the safety of stevia leaf extract and have...

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Stevia Facts

Did you know that stevia can be anywhere from 50 – 350 times as sweet as sugar depending on the variety of the plant?