Stevia is very low in calories and is anywhere from 40-300x sweeter than sugar, depending on the prevalence of certain extracts in the species variety. This means that people can eat foods like cakes, cookies, and candies made with stevia without worrying about gaining plenty of calories from sugars, so they won’t hurt their chances of successfully losing weight. This can also help in controlling excess sugar content in children’s diet.
The rich source of antioxidant compounds found in stevia makes it an ideal dietary supplement for the prevention of various cancers including pancreatic cancer.
Stevia is useful against skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Topical application of it inhibits the spread of bacteria and acts as a steroid in these situations, making it a popular option for many people who can’t get relief from these conditions. Stevia, unlike sugar, aids in increasing bone mineral density and treat osteoporosis.
How to Use
You can use stevia leaves, leaf powder or liquid form directly as a sugar substitute in various foods:
. Beverages – coffee, and tea
. Dairy products – yogurt, and ice-cream
. Packed foods – pickles, sauces, soft drink and candies
. Baked products – bread, cakes, and desert you could also use it in cooking various dishes at home.