Look at this article on Stevia seen at the link here - http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/stevia/
Good for teeth?
Stevia feels like a workaround to me. "It won't kill you" isn't the same as "it's good for you."
I've worked very hard to remove sugar and sweets from my diet. I don't crave them any more. Additives like Stevia would be a huge step back towards my old diet, even if it's "okay" to eat. I'd rather just move forward without sugar/sweets in my diet.
From a recent study:
"Stevia [...] significantly reduced [post-meal] glucose levels compared to sucrose [...] , and [post-meal] insulin levels compared to both aspartame and sucrose."
Any scientific arguments aside, I don't think it tastes good. I avoid sugar as much as I can - your tastebuds adapt - and use honey when I really can't avoid a sweetener. Life is too short to eat something that tastes less than good IMO.
I use it in my coffee and tea. It does taste a bit different than sugar, but I like it. However, you should use the liquid drops and not the powder. The powder is bitter and horrible! The brand I'm currently drinking in my coffee (with coconut milk, too!) is Better Stevia Original by Now. It costs a little over $5 for 2 oz. which will last me a pretty long time. I don't understand the controversy since stevia is made from a root.
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