Springfield, IL (PRWEB) May 17, 2008
Efoodpantry.com is now offering a variety of Stevia products, a natural, no-calorie sweetening alternative that is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia is ideal for consumers looking to decrease or eliminate sugar in the diet without skimping on taste.
Made from the leaves of a South American plant, Stevia has been used safely for centuries by the natives of Paraguay. Stevia products are now finding their way into the kitchens of millions of consumers worldwide, including the United States.
Stevia is sold in a variety of forms including liquid drops, plants or leaves, white and green powder and more. The heat-stable product can be used in a number of low-carbohydrate, sugar-free recipes.
In addition to its sweetening capabilities, Stevia also provides a number of health benefits. According to some studies, the plant leaves of Stevia contain nutrients that help regulate blood sugar, promote insulin creation and lower blood pressure. With zero calories and carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index, Stevia is ideal for individuals with diabetes, as well as calorie counters and people following healthy weight loss plans.
Stevia is widely used as a food additive and tabletop sweetener in Asia and South America, but is currently sold solely as a dietary supplement in several other countries including the U.S., members of the European Union and Canada.
To purchase Stevia products, visit http://www.efoodpantry.com and visit the Dietary Supplements Pantry.
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