STEWIA is a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which is native to South America. Stevia contains compounds called steviol glycosides, which are responsible for its sweet taste. They are 200-300 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), and at the same time have zero calories.
Stevia works by replacing sugar in the diet, which can bring various health benefits, such as:
- Control of blood sugar levels. Does not affect blood sugar levels, which makes it suitable for diabetics and people who care about glucose balance.
- Support in maintaining a healthy body weight. Is sweet but contains no calories or carbohydrates, which can help reduce calorie intake and maintain a healthy body weight.
In the context of physical activity, the use of stevia can affect:
- Weight control. Replacing sugar with stevia can help maintain a healthy body weight, which is important for achieving better athletic performance.
- Stabilization of energy levels. Thanks to the fact that stevia does not affect blood sugar levels, it can help maintain energy stability during workouts.
Dosage: It is usually recommended to replace 1 teaspoon of sugar (about 4 grams) by about 1/32 teaspoon (about 0.12 grams) of stevia powder.