Is Stevia Good For Diabetes

Is Stevia Good For Diabetes


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
stevia good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. Stevia is actually a plant naturally grown
in Brazil and Paraguay. It is now being grown in many other countries
with China now being the largest export of the sweetener derived from the plant. The plant is in the same family as chrysanthemums
and sunflowers. The extract taken from the stevia plant has
been used for many years as a sweetener, but was actually banned in the United States in
1991 because it was thought to cause cancer. The ban was lifted in 1995, but the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) allowed stevia to be imported and sold as a food supplement,
but not as a sweetener. In December 2008, the FDA declared stevia
Generally Regarded As Safe. Since then the market has been flooded with
“stevia” sugar substitutes. Just some of the “brand” names of stevia
are: Stevia in the Raw
Truvia PureVia
Sweet Leaf WalMart has their own “brand” Great Value
Stevia Only Sweet
And there are plenty of “Generic” stevia based sweeteners available. Stevia extract is 250-300 times sweeter than
table sugar. Stevia is generally accepted as a good sugar
substitute. A 2003 study by Søren Gregersen found that
stevioside reduces postprandial blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetic patients, indicating
beneficial effects on the glucose metabolism. Stevioside may be advantageous in the treatment
of type 2 diabetes. Postbrandial simply means the blood glucose
levels after eating a meal. A 2012 study by Naveen Shivanna found that
the active ingredients in stevia not only had a positive impact on blood glucose levels,
but was found to be an anti-oxidant and had liver protection properties. So, is stevia good for diabetes? My answer is yes. But I do feel you need to read the labels
before you buy. Some forms of stevia sold in the US is all
natural, but is it all stevia? Others have additives in them to promote longer
shelf life. Be sure to read the label to ensure you are
getting an all-natural, all stevia sweetener. I hope this answered your question is Stevia
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

4 Replies to “Is Stevia Good For Diabetes”

  1. I am trying the dry leafs they are very good, i soak 2 teaspoons of leaves in H 2 0 hot water wait a few minutes and I have instant sweetness for tea and coffee, so far so good,

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