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Stevia 4 Health

Stevia is the world’s only all natural sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index. Switch to the green packet which is a healthy alternative to sugar or chemical sweeteners.

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Comment by shoshana27 on July 6, 2012 at 6:23am

I DO NOT COOK NOR BAKE WITH ANY SWEETENER BUT USE STEVIA OR TRUVIA FOR TEA W. LEMON OR IF COOKED APPLE IS SOUR.I NEVER ADD SALT OR SWEETENER TO ANYTHING.JUST EAT HEALTHY FOOD.NATURAL.

Comment by Ila on August 24, 2011 at 12:49pm
Do you use it in the same amounts you would sugar?
Comment by David on April 15, 2011 at 12:40pm
I loved Zevia when it 1st came out but I honestly believe it originally had only stevia in it (as a "supplement" before it could be labelled for use as a sweetener). then I started noticing that I would get a bad headache after drinking it and BS spiked high. Looked at label and noticed "erithrytol", a sugar alcohol. I've tried blousing for the drink by counting half of the sugar alcohols but sugar still doesn't come out right :-(((( The only diet drink that is sweetened ONLY with stevia is Virgil's Zero Root Beer. It does have a bit of a funny aftertaste compared to the Zevia but it doesn't bother my blood sugar at all.

I've dabbled with using stevia for cooking/baking and I used recipes from a cookbook that had recipes using stevia but the results were unsatisfying.
Comment by Sareln Pupkies on April 14, 2011 at 3:23pm
I have been using stevia for a couple of years. Sometimes I use Truvia because I can't always get to a store that sells pure stevia. At only 4 grams carb per tsp I don't find it a real issue when I bolus and feel that the small amount of carbs is much better than the potential health affects of Equal and Splenda. I would even rather bolus for pure good ol' sugar than use Equal of Spelnda. But of course that's just my opinion. Was really glad to find this group. Just wondering if anyone uses stevia for cooking/baking and how you adapt your recipes?

I hate diet sodas so was really excited to read about Zevia. Went to their website and searched for locations near me and found that the "healthy" foods store that I get to on occasion carries it Also found a store in a town I will be going to tomorrow that also carries it (would never have looked there because it is just a small mountain tourist town). Now I can hardly wait until tomorrow so I can pick some up. Get tired of just drinking water and tea all the time.
Comment by janet on April 14, 2011 at 2:04pm
There is a soda called Zevia that is out of the Seattle area that has many different flavors, I have been drinking it for a few years now but when my Husband was diagnosed with T1 last October he threw out all of his pop and sugary drinks and changed to drinkin Zevia. Great taste and yes you have to get use to the aftertaste but after a couple of weeks you don't even notice anymore. For those that like pop it's a great alternitve. My favorite is the Root Beer, but I also love the Orange (I mix it with heavy cream and it's a cream cycle), Black Cherry and the Dr Zevia (tastes alot like Dr Pepper). It doesn't bother my husband's BS readings and it gives him something other than water to drink. He is allergic to most types of non sugar sweeteners so this is great for him. http://www.zevia.com/ is there web site and if your area doesn't have it you can order online!
Comment by David on February 26, 2011 at 9:11am
Forgot to mention one of my other challenges with the blends is that they are not completely carb free so (depending on how much I would use) I would have to count the carbs which somewhat defeats the purpose of using stevia
Comment by David on February 26, 2011 at 9:10am
I guess I'm an "old timer" when it comes to stevia. I found a brand I like and have stuck with it. I've found the new blends to be not as sweet as a good plain stevia. I found the organic stevias have less of an aftertaste. NOW liquid organic stevia is my preferred choice and I just tried a new one this week: Vitamin Shoppe organic powdered stevia. the Vitamin Shoppe brand even mixes well in liquids. Some of the other brands I've tried in the past clumped together terribly when mixing in liquids. One blended product that I really like is True Lemon drink "sticks"True Lemon drink "sticks"
Comment by Low Carb Dietitian on February 26, 2011 at 5:15am
Mike, I agree that stevia has an unusual taste, but the products that combine stevia with erythritol (brand names Truvia, Purevia) are pretty sweet. Have you tried those?
Comment by David on February 19, 2011 at 5:40pm
I've been using for stevia for 11 years now and love it. Would never think of using things like splenda or nutrasweet.
Comment by Mike Rothermel on October 19, 2008 at 2:27pm
I tried stevia and don't like it. I like my coffee and tea relatively sweet so when I add enough for the sweetness I like it starts adding a bitter flavour. I see the benefits of stevia but I'll stick to Splenda.
 

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