Sugar From the magic box of daily delights
Do you have a sweet tooth like I do? I love sweet tea, coffee, juices, and especially lemon soda! But the amount of sugar this needs used to stop me from having too many lemon sodas. Then I discovered Stevia!
Stevia is the magic that everyone must keep in their kitchen and even in their pockets, handbags, purses etc.
This plant’s sweetening agent, the glycoside stevioside is 300 times as sweet as granulated table sugar! Plus it is a non fattening sugar substitute: it actually triggers hypoglycemic activity, reducing sugar levels as it sweetens! Hence it can be a life saver for many diabetics! (Readers Digest: Magic and Medicine of Plants).
Now when I visit my 87 year old friend, a diabetic who loves sweet coffee, I give her as many cups as she asks for and we are both happy! I need to use a very tiny spoonful of stevia for a large cup of coffee. It is one fourth the size of a teaspoon!