Stevia: the plant is sweeter than sugar
Today, many choose a healthy lifestyle, abandoning bad habits. This also applies to products, especially the use of sugar, which is popularly called “sweet poison.” But how to completely give up sweets? The solution was found: stevia is a plant sweeter than sugar, and, most importantly, it is good for the body.
What is stevia
The homeland of this herb is considered South and Central America. It was from there that the Spanish conquistadors brought her to Europe, noting that the locals were preparing herbal cures for many diseases. Only much later, scientists discovered the secret of the healing effects of plants on the human body.
In nature, there are few herbs and plants that have similar healing properties. And the whole secret is in the unique composition of the grass. The main substances are rebaudiazide and stevioside. Being glycosides, they do not contain calories, are harmless to health, and are more than three hundred times sweeter than sugar. This sweetness is not carbohydrate in nature, so stevia is useful for patients with diabetes. If weed is regularly eaten, in patients with diabetes, the amount of sugar in the blood decreases markedly.
The composition of the plant is rich in antioxidants – rutin and quartzine, minerals – calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, chromium, copper and selenium, vitamins A, B, C, E.
What helps treat stevia
Of course, one should not replace stevia with taking medications prescribed by a doctor for a disease, but eating a plant helps with the following ailments: angina pectoris; periodontal disease; caries; insomnia; skin manifestation of allergies; psoriasis; eczema; gout; stomach ulcer, bronchitis, bronchial asthma; depression; memory problems nephritis, cholecystitis; pancreatitis, diseases of the thyroid gland.
Stevia Plant Properties
Stevia is often called “honey grass” for its sugary sweet taste. She:
· Slows down the aging process of body cells;
· Strengthens the immune system;
· Removes toxins and poisons from the body;
· Effectively combats obesity, diseases of the stomach and intestines;
· Helps prevent and slow the growth of cancer cells;
· Has good antiseptic and fungal properties;
· Increases the elasticity of the walls of blood vessels;
· Has anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties.
Stevia – sugar substitute
The fact that stevia is a plant sweeter than sugar is a well-known fact. And this is very important, because most of the existing sugar substitutes can not be consumed for a long time. Their composition is able to negatively affect the body, causing serious diseases. After conducting lengthy scientific research, scientists have confirmed that drugs from this plant can be eaten for a long time. At the same time, no negative effects on the human body were detected.
Reception is allowed even to small children, without harm to their health.
These plant properties are due to glycosides. They give it a special sweet taste, and at the same time are considered the safest for the human body. Confectionery, infusions and drinks are recommended in cases of impaired carbohydrate metabolism, which causes diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis.
The Russian Ministry of Health stevia is listed as a medicinal plant recommended for medicinal use.
Realizing that stevia is a plant sweeter than sugar and has good healing properties, they began to grow it at home and add it to baked goods and drinks. Many note the effectiveness of masks with this grass. After the procedures, the skin becomes younger, the oily sheen disappears, wrinkles are smoothed, skin rashes disappear. Try the effect of this plant on yourself – do not be disappointed. Good luck.