Monday, January 19, 2009

Sweet Stuff

Do you want to use an artificial sweetener but are worried about its safety?

There is a new sweetener on the shelves called Truvia. Truvia is made with rebiana, the most tasty part of the stevia leaf, and Erythritol, a sugar alcohol, naturally found in some fruits that is 60-70% as sweet as table sugar yet it is almost non-caloric, does not affect blood sugar, does not cause tooth decay, and is absorbed by the body, which means that it is unlikely to cause gastric side effects. The best part is that the FDA has approved rebiana as a safe and natural sweetener. Use it to flavor your foods and drinks and also look for it to be added to other products such as soft drinks in the near future.

Hope Danielson
Health & Wellness Advisor
Niemann Foods

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