09 Nov 2016

PLANT-BASED SWEETENERS MAY HELP INDIVIDUALS CONTROL THEIR BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS

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A new study shows that it is possible to reduce the level of sugar in muffins without affecting their textural properties by replacing half of the sugar content with stevia or inulin, which are plant-based sweeteners. Also, after individuals consumed sugar-replaced muffins, their glycaemic response — or the concentration of glucose in the blood — was lower than when they consumed regular muffins.

Replacement of sugar with natural plant based sweeteners foods can lead to improved dietary intakes and control of glucose metabolism, body weight gain, and diet-related illnesses such as diabetes.

Herbs that can reduce sugar cravings include Gymnema sylvestre, Cinnamon, and Goat’s rue.

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