MAILBAG! The Truth About Stevia

Is stevia as bad as other sweeteners? I’m diabetic and use it to watch my sugars.

— Diane from Woodstock, Illinois

Hi Diane,

The short answer to your question is NO.

Stevia is NOT as bad as the alternative artificial sweeteners.

Regular Living Daily readers already know how I feel about ARTIFICIAL sweeteners. (Hint: I HATE them!)

Many fake sugars on the market harm your health, and you should avoid them like the plague. (See my P.S. below for MORE on their disturbing effects.)

But stevia is different. It’s a NATURAL plant that tastes sweet.

The suits at Coke and Pepsi pressured the FDA to approve stevia years ago. The FDA green-lighted a stevia extract (a glycoside) called rebaudioside A (Reb-A).

Studies show that rebaudioside A (and other glycosides in Stevia) aren’t harmful.

Research also shows that the whole Stevia plant can help make insulin work better. And that, of course, means it could help people manage diseases like diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Stevia has been used for hundreds of years without any significant side effects surfacing. So, it’s likely safe to use if you don’t go overboard.

But there is one thing to remember that often goes overlooked in these kinds of discussions.

Stevia is very sweet. So, if you’re trying to give up sugar, it will keep you addicted to sweet things.

If you wean yourself OFF the sweet stuff, you’ll find you eventually stop craving it. Sweetened foods will taste TOO sweet. And you’ll discover more subtle flavors in your foods that were covered up before.

P.S. [CAUTION] This common food could DESTROY your gut.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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