Bag of 40g. of dried organic stevia leaves. Stevia is a natural sweetener par excellence, to sweeten your infusions or to drink alone. Add it to your favorite infusion and enjoy its sweet, sugar-free flavor. Ideal for people who need to control their consumption of sugar due to problems linked to metabolic disorders such as diabetes or excess weight.
The sweet flavor of this plant comes from a glycoside called stevioside, composed of glucose and rebaudioside. Stevia, in its natural state, is 15 times sweeter than table sugar (sucrose). And the extract is 100 to 300 times sweeter than sugar.
It does not affect blood sugar levels; on the contrary, studies have shown that its hypoglycemic properties increase glucose tolerance and, therefore, it´s recommended for diabetes patients.
Stevia is important for people who wish to lose weight, not just because it helps lower calorie intake, but because it reduces cravings, or the necessity to eat sweets.
Stevia also confers properties for the control of blood pressure, since it has a vasodilator, diuretic and cardiotonic (regulating pressure and heartbeat) effect.
Add a handful of leaves to hot water and let sit for several minutes.
Paper bag of 40g. of dehydrated stevia leaves.