Stevia: Good or bad?

  • Stevia is a natural-origin sweetener, which increases the options for reduced sugar and reduced energy foods and beverages.
  • Stevia has shown promise to help lower calorie intakes, which may lead to the reduction and prevention of obesity.
  • Stevia products made with Reb-A is considered safe, even for pregnant woman and people with diabetes.
  • These products rarely cause side effects.
  • More research needs to be done to provide decisive evidence on weight management, diabetes, and other health issues.
  • Whole-leaf stevia is not approved for commercial use.
  • Stevia is considered safe for everyone when used moderately.
  • Approval from a medical professional is advised before consuming it especially for people suffering from a serious medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure.