The stevia plant provides one of the best natural sweeteners you can find today. The stevia plant is 30-45 times sweeter than sugar and the extracts can be up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar. You will often find it called sweet leaf, sweetleaf, rebaudioside A, and sugarleaf, but most commonly it is called just plain stevia. It contains ZERO calories and zero simple sugars so it’s safe for everyone to use, including diabetics and those on a carbohydrate restricted diet. There are no known stevia side effects. The only other two natural sweeteners in stevias' category are xylitol and Luo Han.
Xylitol isn’t nearly as sweet and contains a few calories per serving but not nearly as much as sugar. Luo Han also contains calories and is less sweet then stevia leaf. When it comes to the process of extracting the sweet portions of stevia, Canada leads the way with a patented process that nearly eliminates the aftertaste. Therefore, if you have tried stevia leaf sweeteners previously, you should try the one you find at Proteinco Canada as we feel you will find it to be superior to others you may have tried.
A ZERO CALORIE SWEETENER FOR EVERYONE!
A safe and natural alternative to artificial sweeteners
Many people use stevia supplements to replace artificial sweeteners and sugar in foods, drinks and other supplement powders. Proteinco Canada sources our stevia powder from Stevia rebaudiana that is guaranteed to be no less than 90% stevioside. This means you get a great tasting sweetener from the stevia plant without the after taste you get with other cheap sweetleaf choices. We feel this the best choice among ZERO calorie sweeteners as it’s 100% natural and completely safe to use. Stevia side effects are never a concern as opposed to the documented problems consumers have experienced with artificial sweeteners. Here are some key points that should convince you the best stevia you can find online at Proteinco.ca is worth the investment.
Stevia is 100% natural
While sugar can be a natural sweetener, the quality can be suspect if it comes from GMO sugar beets or other modified crops. Stevia doesn’t have the popularity so it’s arguably the most natural sweetener choice possible. Being so much sweeter than sugar keeps it from being such a burden on the environment when it is harvested an used so that is an added bonus.
Stevia contains ZERO calories
Both xylitol and Luo Han Guo are natural sweetener choices but they both contain some calories per serving. Being able to sweeten drinks, food and powdered supplements without adding calories can help you lose fat and maintain a healthier weight. Your only other zero calorie sweetener choices come from artificial sources. Aspartame was popular for a long time before it fell out of popularity due to many complaints of migraine headaches and worse. Sucralose sold as Splenda has been touted as a safe alternative. There is a lot of information available that contradicts those claims however. Why take a chance with artificial sweeteners when Stevia powder is a safe alternative? Proteinco Canada recommends natural sweeteners and supplements whenever possible.
Stevia extract is 300 times sweeter than table sugar
The stevia leaves themselves are about 30-45 times as sweet as sugar. This is why it is sometime called sweet leaf. By extracting the best qualities of this sweetleaf, we are able to sell you an extracted powder that is 300 times sweeter than sugar. This means it only takes a very small amount to sweeten whatever you choose to enhance. Just two ½ gram servings of the Stevia Powder we sell at Proteinco Canada is equal to approximately 1 cup of table sugar.
For most everyone it’s sugar that makes you fat not dietary fat consumption. By replacing sugar as a sweetener with 100% natural Stevia you can positively affect your weight. Stevia Powder contains ZERO calories so you never have added caloric intake no matter how sweet you choose to make whatever you eat or drink. You may believe that artificial sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame would offer the same advantages. Studies have shown however, that despite having no calories, artificial sweeteners can actually adversely affect your metabolism and sabotage attempts to burn body fat. Xylitol is another natural choice but it has some calories versus ZERO calories for Stevia Canada! Luo Han Guo is the same and neither it nor xylitol are as sweet as stevia so you have to use more, adding more calories than you may desire.