Stevia is a sweetener that is extracted from the leaves of a natural plant. It is safe to consume for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Also, stevia contains 0 calories. I was able to lose 20 lbs in only three months time at the beginning of the year simply by replacing the sugar that I would have normally put in all the coffee and tea that I drank during that time with stevia. I didn’t change my diet in any other way. I’ve been able to keep the weight off since with little effort on my part.
The Guarani people of South America have been using stevia as a sweetener for over 1,500 yrs. In Japan, mainstream food & beverage products containing stevia have been sold in grocery stores since the early 1970s. It’s now available here in the US too. I, personally, prefer to use SweetLeaf’s all-natural stevia tabs to sweeten my hot beverages with. Check out: sweetleaf.com