A naturally-sourced sugar substitute called stevia apparently has no calories, no carbohydrates, and does not raise blood sugar levels. Is it too good to be true?
Mention “stevia” to someone and you may well get a quizzical look, as if you’re failing to grasp some unknown language.
But stevia - a plant used as a sweetener for centuries in Paraguay and Brazil - can now be found in many British supermarkets. In the US, it’s even more common.
Ahaha…my favourite part of the article:
“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in the US, and the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) only require acute toxicity studies, which test whether something will poison you in the short-term, explains Lustig.”