Don’t have most of us some sort of ‘sweet tooth’? If so, this is not necessarily bad at all. However, don't mistake industrialized commercial sugar for nature's healthy alternative. Especially if you suffer from one of our modern society's leading premature and non-age-related death sentence: diabetes. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
If you are struck with diabetes, you are told in most cases to refrain from any kind of sugar. Right? Unfortunately, this is an unsophisticated overreaction, lowering your life quality unnecessarily.
As you have learned from our previous blogs and otherwise, not only is our globe, the Earth, a perfect ecologic-biologic system strictly based on natural laws, so is any living species on this planet – with special reference to mankind's health and longevity.
This implies that yes, nature got the answer to any health issue – with its own (natural) remedies, especially medicinal herbs.
STEVIA – NATURE’S SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED ANSWER
Just take stevia, a shrub native to the Americas with its compound steviol glycosides, 300 times sweeter than commercial sugar but unlike the latter low in calories and with no negative effect on your body’s blood sugar.
Despite of this reputation, and although it is used in its native homelands for centuries with great success, stevia was banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 as allegedly ‘unsafe’. Until it has well been rehabilitated by medical science today (and, accordingly, cancelled from FDA’s black list ‘generally recognized as safe’ - GRAS).
Based on research at, and scientifically validated by, inter alia, the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, 2 Indian Universities (Banasthali University in Banasthali, and Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University in Ajmer) as well as the Indian Defence Food Research Laboratory in Kamataka.
Similar positive scientific evidences come from Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland, the National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment in China’s capital Beijing, and Mahidol University in Thailand’s capital Bangkok.
With the result that the (powdered) leaves of stevia are not only safe for diabetics, unlike commercial sugar they are also very low in calories and with no negative effect on your body’s blood sugar. More than that – stevia may not only lower blood sugar levels, but also reduce the risk of kidney and liver damage, and it may serve as a diuretic.
How’s about side effects?
While in some cases stevia may lead to moderate digestive issues (like vomiting or bloating, etc.), there is a very positive side effect involved: stevia my even lower high blood pressure.
IN A NUTSHELL
Diabetes is the third leading premature and non-age-related fatal disease in our modern times. With individual sugar consumption being the crucial parameter. However, don’t mistake industrialized commercial sugar for nature’s probable very best alternative: stevia, native to the Americas and available in powdered form also online.
300 times sweeter than commercial sugar, stevia even lowers blood sugar (and high blood pressure alike) along with more benefits for liver and kidneys, etc. Scientifically validated at different medical schools worldwide, as listed above.
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Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD