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Natural Stevia Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Natural Stevia.

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The Science Behind Stevia

The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi...  Read more

Sweet Swaps: Baking with Sugar Substitutes

If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used...  Read more

All About Artificial Sweeteners

Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and...  Read more

8 Foods That Strengthen Your Immune System

Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away."  While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,...  Read more

Homemade Beauty Recipes for Summer

Summer is the season for showing skin. But with more exposure to the elements and greater oil and sweat production, skin problems (namely sunburn, heat rashes and breakouts) seem to increase right along with the temperature. Luckily, you can fight su...  Read more

low sugar, low fat and natural foods
Updated 9/5/2014 8:14:05 AM

I am doing my big grocery shopping this trip and am definetly going to make a lot better choices. The thing I run into is whether low fat, low sugar, or foods with natural choices are healthier and will make a difference in losing weight. I like the...  Read more

Stevia and sparkpeople recommendations question
Updated 6/19/2014 1:52:37 PM

I just read the spark article on this and not recommending using more than 4 artificially sweetened things/day. What are some other options without adding the calories of sugar? I use Stevia in my tea which I usually drink 3-4 cups/day (herbal) mor...  Read more

Need to add sugar/natural sweetners back in
Updated 6/6/2014 8:04:08 AM

I am a diabetic who is allergic to artificial sweetners. I still haven't even tried trivia, but splenda put me the hospital - the reaction was so strong. I get excited to see a SparkRecipe that has no cholesterol, little fat and fits into my calorie...  Read more

diabetes/stevia
Updated 4/19/2014 6:19:22 PM

Does stevia cause blood sugar spikes? I do not like the idea of artificial sweetener....  Read more

Is it possible to switch over to all natural foods
Updated 2/14/2014 4:09:57 PM

I am trying to change my eating habits. I realize I need to change over to natural foods to get well but it's so hard because food of all kinds is everywhere. How do I do this and keep it going? I had been journaling and keeping track of what I ea...  Read more

TRY FAT FREE PRODUCTS MORE

I'M LEARNING THAT I CAN REDUCE MY CALS INTAKE MUCH MORE WHEN I USE FF PRODUCTS LIKE MAYO SALAD DRESSING,MILK AND LITE BREADS NEARLY HALF THE CALS YOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW WHERE TO LOOK NOT BAD TASTING EITHER4...  Read more

Stevia Is The Best

Stevia has natural ingredients with no known side effects, no calories, no carbs, no fat, no affect on glucose levels & no sugar & no artificial sweeteners, It can be advantageous in the prevention &treatment of diabetes & obesity . Use just a little...  Read more

Healthier Arkansas

Arkansans encouraging and supporting one another in our effort to lead a healthier lifestyle through fitness and nutrition. Welcome to the Natural State....  Read more

Weekly Links: Homemade Nut Butters, How to Cook Oats and Eating on Food Stamp Budget

We spent plenty of time this week surfing the web for the most interesting, entertaining and educational stories. From oatmeal to stevia, avocados to packaged foods, this week's links are heavy on the food. Find out which links caught our attention t...  Read more

In the News: FDA Rules on Stevia, Diet Coke Plus

In the last few days before the administration changes hands, the FDA has been hard at work making changes. Here are two of the most interesting rulings: FDA Says Diet Coke Plus Mislabeled In 2007, Coke started selling Diet Coke Plus, also called Co...  Read more