About fifteen years ago I realized I was constantly feeling tired and run down. I generally felt bad most of the time. By trial and error I soon discovered that what I was eating was greatly effecting the way I was feeling. I began studying health and nutrition and soon realized that in my case, sugar was one of the big culprits. It was wreaking havoc on my immune system.
Since I have greatly reduced my sugar intake, I now feel so much better! Whether you’re goal is losing weight or just a boost in overall health, eliminating sugar is a big step in the right direction.
Ok, I know you’re probably asking, “What in the world am I going to replace it with in my favorite recipes? Splenda? Saccharin? Aspartame?” My answer is no, no, no to those questions, (another topic for another day). But all is not lost and there’s an even better, healthier alternative…Stevia. Stevia extract comes from the plant, Rebiana, (an all-natural herb…designed by God Himself). 🙂
I use it for everything…baking muffins, cookies, pies, sweet tea, breads, etc…anywhere there’s a need for sugar. By the way, it doesn’t raise your blood sugar level, (great for diabetics). Several years back, you could only find Stevia in health food stores. Great news, Walmart now carries it, (that’s where I buy ours and it’s much cheaper). I buy the big bags for recipes and little packets for “on the go”…….(use with your coffee and add to unsweetened tea when you go out). Some folks say they can tell the difference in Stevia and sugar as far as taste goes. But the difference is very subtle, (but it pales in comparison to the health benefits after making the switch).
I greatly hope I have helped and informed somebody today.
Here’s to being a healthier you!