Stevia against Obesity
If you are on a diet, sugar is possibly one of your worst enemies. In the quest to find an alternative to satiate your sweet cravings, you have probably tried everything out there. But did you know that Stevia can help your body in a number of ways, other than just to satiate your sweet cravings or weight loss.
Stevia aids in faster weight loss
Stevia is great for weight loss. It contains no calories, is a sweetener that can be used in any amount without the bitter taste of other artificial sweeteners. The good thing about stevia is that it can be used in baked and cooked products as the glycosides present in it, do not break down when cooked. An added advantage of this leaf is that it has the capability of reducing one’s cravings for fatty foods and suppresses hunger. In order to use stevia in everyday cooking, add the extract or the leaf to your daily diet to satiate your cravings.
Stevia helps protect your teeth and gums
Gingivitis is an infection of the gums, caused due to certain bacteria present in the mouth. Since stevia has compounds that prevent the formation of cavities, plaque and bacteria in the mouth, it is great in fighting against gingivitis. The leaf contains various components like tannins, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc and iron. All these compounds put together, prevent the colonization of bacteria in the mouth and around the gums. Since plaque is what predominantly contributes to the onset of gingivitis – by preventing its formation – stevia protects one’s gums from infection.
All one has to do is add a few drops of stevia extract to their toothpaste or gargle regularly with stevia mouth wash. To make stevia mouth wash, add two to three drops of stevia extract to a small cup of warm water and gargle. Alternatively one could gargle with stevia tea.