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STEVIA ... the Approved Sweetener on the HCG Diet
|October 7, 2013|
STEVIA the sweetener of choice on the HCG diet
What is Stevia?
Stevia is a South American herb that has been in use as a sweetener for hundreds of years. Stevia makes an excellent supplement to the health regimen of diabetics and dieters due to its zero calorie content. Stevia has also been known to reduce cravings for fatty and sugary foods which is very helpful on the HCG Diet.
We highly recommend Stevia on the HCG Diet. The HCG Diet is theorized to be working on their hypothalamus gland (which controls the emotional/eating and drinking portions of the brain). With the addition of Stevia to the HCG diet the taste of something sweet can still be had without raising the blood sugar. Stevia is available in a wide variety of forms from powder to liquid to tablet and also in a variety of flavors.
In our practice, we recommend the Sweet Leaf Stevia drops. These drops can be found in the flavors of Vanilla Creme, Peppermint, Apricot Nectar, Cinnamon, Root Beer, English Toffee, Valencia Orange, Grape, Milk Chocolate, Lemon, Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Raspberry. There is a flavor that will suit almost everyone. Added to sparkling mineral water these make a refreshing and tasty beverage on the HCG Diet.
Where does the Stevia that is recommended on the HCG Diet come from?Stevia comes from the leaves of a small, green plant called Stevia Raubundia. Stevia has a taste that is said to be up to 30 times sweeter than sugar. In addition to being good for weight loss, some research shows that Stevia is a positive in fighting both diabetes and breast cancer. In my Stevia research I found a source that stated that stevia may help with the hunger mechanism of the hypothalamus.
Stevia and the HCG DietThe incorporation of Stevia as a sweetener in the Natural Path HCG Diet Program diet plan makes navigating the program successfully easier. It fulfills the requirements of being natural, calorie free and does not raise blood sugar. The Natural Path HCG diet weight loss program doesn't come with many negative side effects, yet has† several positive effects in addition to the weight loss dieters are looking for.
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