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Is Stevia a good alternative for sugar? Is it good or bad for health?
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Stevia plants are natural sweeteners with zero calories that are used in flavouring of drinks like tea and beverages. They are perfect substitutes for the other forms of sweeteners like honey, marble syrup, molasses or agave.  
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According to research its good as substitute for sugars, it's a natural sweeter but we don't know what are the side effects yet on it.

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To date, stevia or Stevia Rebaudiana is viewed as one of the best alternatives to sugar. However, the truth of the matter is that there have been conflicting results of studies concerning whether or not consuming stevia is beneficial.

Some studies point out that stevia indeed is not only a good alternative to sugar, but is also helpful in terms of weight loss since it doesn't contain any calories. However, there have also been studies that declared results showing that people tend to have higher levels of sugar upon eating food containing stevia. In fact, the US FDA has not given safety approval to stevia leaves; hence, they warn people from consuming them, as doing so may potentially worsen their health. Moreover, stevia can also potentially interact with anti-fungals, anti-inflammatory, anti-virals, fertility agents, and other medications.

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