Natural Stevia Based Sweeteners for Your Health


From a health standpoint sugar is your enemy but this does not mean you must give up sweeteners. The sweetener stevia is made from the leaves of stevia rebaudiana, a plant that is native to South America. In December 2008 Stevia was approved as a natural sweetener by the Food and Drug Administration. This cleared the way for many people to be able to enjoy its benefits.

Since approved as a sweetener the use of stevia has risen rapidly in the US. It is now available under the brand names such as Only Sweet, SweetLeaf, fructevia, Slimtevia, Nustevia, PureVia, Reb-A and Truvia. The following is representative but not an exhaustive list of stevia based sweeteners.

Stevia products


SweetLeaf® is made by using the leaves of the stevia plant and extracting their naturally sweet taste with only cool, purified water. No chemicals, alcohols, or additives are used. SweetLeaf® is the only chemical-free, zero-calorie, zero-carb, zero-gly

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10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Rabbit Meat

Rabbit was as common as chicken for dinner back in the 1940s and 50s during the great depression. During the great depression people raised rabbits in their backyards and it got them and their children through. During the second World War there were shortages of meat and rabbit provided relief. It is considered a staple for some people in some parts of the world. It is considered a rare food option for people in the United States.

Sweet and lean and similar to chicken in taste, rabbit is extremely versatile and can be cooked in various ways.

Rabbit has been used and may be suitable for special diets, such as those for heart disease patients, diets for the aged, low sodium diets, weight reduction diets, etc. Of course this is between you and your doctor. We do not make any recommendations of this type because we are not qualified.


1. It is one of the best white meats available on the market today.

2. It has

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Diet Rebound Effect – How to Avoid and Stop Experiencing Weight Gain After a Diet

The most important thing to realize about the diet rebound effect is that its primary cause is not what you’re doing wrong but what the diet itself does wrong. You see most diets have a tendency to lower the amount of calories allowed per day to very low levels, this in fact can cause more problems than its worth as I’ll discuss. As well I’ll explain a simple way you can diet, lose weight and actually keep the results.

Why Most Diets Cause Rebound Effects

The main reason that most diets cause rebound effects is that they focus on lowering calorie consumption for most people to all time lows. What happens as a result is that the individuals metabolism will slow down to match this decrease in calories, it essentially triggers a survival mechanism in your body that is triggered by scarcity. Once the diet is finished what then happens is that you begin eating a normal diet again but your metabolism is far from being normal. As it

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Healthy Meal of the Week 23 With Leftover Idea

Healthy Meal of the Week: Pulled Pork, Baked Beans & Corn Cob

Healthy Leftover Idea: Pulled Pork Burritos

We haven’t used the slow cooker (Crock Pot) in a while so here’s a great meal that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare yet tastes wonderfully given you have the 6-8 hours to let the pork roast cook. Interesting enough this pulled pork is cooked in root beer then mixed with BBQ sauce and tastes magnificent. Give it a try and let us know what you think. Plus the leftover meal of pulled pork burritos make an excellent travel meal when at work or on the go.

Equipment Needed

– Crock Pot (slow cooker)

– 2 cooking pots

– large mixing bowl

Prep Time

– 5 minutes

Cooking Time

– 6-8 hours


(6-8 servings)

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A Few Healthy Lunch Ideas for Losing Weight

For those looking to lose weight, you know it can be a challenging process. Some struggle to get the process started while others struggle to keep up the hard work. They may reach a peak in which they aren’t losing any more weight and aren’t sure how to increase their progress. Others simply don’t know where to begin.

The other struggle many have is that during their busy work week, they simply don’t have the time to work out and cook healthy meals. They end up grabbing fast food during their quick lunch break, taking part in work celebrations in which there are unhealthy treats being passed around, and potentially skipping breakfast to get to work on time.

All of these things are a recipe for weight gain. So what can people do to help with their weight loss? The key is to start eating health lunches for weight loss and the rest will fall into place. Here are some excellent lunch recipes for those looking to lose weight.

Lunch Ide

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Does Calorie Shifting Really Work? Let’s Find Out

The calorie shifting diet plan is a no BS way to weight loss that is for people who want a quick solution fast. It’s not catered to people who want to skip meals and lose weight. You must eat to lose weight on this diet.

If you don’t know already calorie shifting fluctuates your calorie intake daily between high, medium and low to manipulate your metabolism into constantly burning fat. This works because your body will not detect a low calorie diet and slow don’t your metabolism. In addition, one of the most popular calorie shifting diets on the market right now requires that you eat at least 4 meals a day. This creates an environment where your body is constantly burning calories.

Reading testimonials online you can understand the effectiveness of this diet. People on average lose between 7-10 pounds every 11 days on the Fat Loss 4 Idiots diet plan. It’s an easy to implement system that only requires that you input into a generator what foods y

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7 Healthy Food Substitutes

It’s a new year and many are anxious to start their diet off on the right foot, maybe lose a few pounds, eat better and make smarter food choices overall. Here is a list of great, healthy food substitutes for your usual choices that will help you keep your New Year’s Resolution. They are lower in fat, calories but high in taste!

Love chocolate milk but not so fond of the stomach pain and gas you get afterward? There is a new healthy choice available and it’s not soy! As a lactose intolerant woman, I typically drink soy and rice milk, but my latest choice is wonderful, especially in chocolate and it’s Almond Milk! It has such a clean taste and you’d swear you were drinking the real thing! You’ll want to look in your grocer’s healthy/organic or dairy case. They offer a shelved brand as well, but the refrigerated kind is the best. This yummy treat is from the makers of nuts, Blue Diamond Natural Almond Breeze. Even if you’re not la

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Type 2 Diabetes – A Look at Sodas and Drinks Containing Sugar

Even though there is no strong evidence to show sugars cause Type 2 diabetes, high intakes do put extra strain on the pancreas to produce more insulin, exacerbating the underlying problem in those with Type 2 diabetes or at risk of developing the disease.

Anyone with a sweet tooth, who drinks two to three cans of soda a day – containing the equivalent of 16 to 27 teaspoons of sugar, will benefit immensely simply by reducing or even cutting these beverages out.

Are you planning to cut down on the amount of sugar you consume? If so, make sure to take a look at what you’re drinking. Soda, juice, sports drinks, energy drinks, and other beverages contain lots of sugar – and few nutrients our body needs. The sugar in these drinks is also easily absorbed, so it can raise your blood sugar even faster than sugary foods can. Here are the amounts of sugar in some common sugary drinks, along with some alternatives that don’t contain sugar…

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Quick Fat Loss Program

There are many weight loss and diet programs. Most of the programs work for a month only, and you gain your weight back in the next month. If you like to know an effective diet program for a quick and more permanent fat loss for your body, please read the following:

Low Fat Foods

Low fat foods have been popular for many years. However, these foods are often not low in calories. Many people fill up with fat free or reduced fat cookies and desserts. When eating less fat, they may consume more processed sugars and carbohydrates, which are high in calories and can be converted into fat stored in the body. Accordingly, the overweight population is still increasing in spite of a huge consumption of low fat foods. This indicates that a low fat diet program is not really the answer to losing weight.

Low Calorie Diets

Many people think that a fast way to lose weight is to reduce calories eaten each day. Most of thei

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Quick Weight Loss Diet Plan – Lose Weight Quickly With One of the Best Diet Plans

A quick weight loss diet plan is rare to find. While there is no such a thing as losing weight overnight, there are diet plans that can actually help you lose a few pounds fast within a week or up to three weeks depending on a few factors about yourself. Most people who are looking for a quick way to reduce weight fast really do want a diet that works and is healthy in the first place. A quick weight loss diet program is not basically based on starvation in order to get rid of weight. Starving yourself to lose weight is unhealthy. Keep reading to find the best weight loss diet I recommend.

Best Online Quick Weight Loss Diet Program

Fat Loss 4 Idiots: This is one of the most popular downloaded diet program on the internet. In the past few years, fat loss 4 idiots has been dominating on line in the weight loss industry as one of the best diet plans for fast weight loss. Many people have used this program and lost weight and that is proba

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