Stevia a Natural Sweetener
Posted by Gus on 10/25/2012 to • Diabetes

Many Hispanic Americans have a sweet tooth. This is why Panaderias (Bakeries) are so popular in the Hispanic American community. They contain an assortment of irresistible treats such as conchas (sweet bun), arroz con leche (rice pudding), buñuelos (deep-fried tortilla sprinkled with sugar), and drinks such as horchata (rice drink), and champurado (chocolate drink) that contain high amounts of sugar. Traditionally these sweets are what tie our meals together.

As if that wasn’t enough, Hispanic American have adapted to the western diet which includes cereals, packaged foods, snacks, and sodas that contain added sugar. These foods, snacks, and treats consumed in excess can cause weight gain, heart disease, mood swings, diabetes, and more. According to Everyday health, research has found that a high-sugar diet certainly increases the risk of diabetes. Adding just one serving of a sweetened beverage each day to your diet increases the risk by 15 percent. Wexner medical center reports that Hispanic Latino Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes then are Caucasian Americans. 

Luckily, Natura-Genics® has made a product that can help with your sweet tooth. It’s called Stevia Complex™. Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is an herb derived from Paraguay and Brazil. It has been traditionally used as a natural sweetener that contains zero calories. It has been used in Japan, China, and South America for its intensely sweet compound. It has been shown to help with weight loss, sweet tooth, and diabetes. Natura-Genics® Stevia Complex™ is a combination of stevia and chromium (polynicotinate). The chromium functions by regulating glucose (sugar) in the blood. You can use this supplement for baking goods (cookies, sweet bread, cakes, etc.), Ice cream or yogurt, candy or fruits (jam, yam, rice pudding, gelatin or jell-o, etc.), and it may be added to your beverages. In order to achieve optimum health you have to discipline yourself by eating healthy (living foods), exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, resting, and taking stevia as your natural sweetener instead of table sugar.

Reference: n.d. (n.d.). Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Retrieved 09 24, 2012, from Statistics About Diabetes : http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/ healthcare_services/diabetes_endocrine/about_diabetes/statistics_about_ diabetes/Pages/index.aspx

Vorobeichik, L. (2012, 05 09). Everyday Health. Retrieved 09 23, 2012, from Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes?: http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/0509/can-eating-too-much- sugar-cause-diabetes.aspx

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