Stevia

  1. What is Stevia?

    If you’ve ever tasted stevia, you know it’s extremely sweet. In fact, this remarkable noncaloric herb, native to Paraguay, has been used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer for centuries. But this innocuous-looking plant has also been a focal point of intrigue in the United States in recent years because of actions by the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The subject...
  2. Stevia Dangers? Busting Myths

    We’ve selected a few examples from the hundreds of studies attesting to the safety of the stevia leaf and its extracts. Contraceptive concerns? The FDA frequently cites a 32-year-old study about stevia and fertility. Read more below. Stevioside and Two Generations of Hamsters In 1991 a study was done by researchers at the Chulalongkorn University Primate Research Center in Bangkok...

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