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Are There Downsides to the Sweetener Stevia?

nytimes.com

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Stevia, a sugar substitute, is generally regarded as safe by health and food safety organizations. The studies that they rely on are industry-funded, so we have to take their take on this artificial sugar with a pinch of salt.

The World Health Organization says that the main extract o...

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Though Stevia is 300 to 400 times sweeter than sugar, the Center of Science in the Public Interest, which is a food advocacy group, considers it safer than other substitutes and artificial sweeteners.

Many products club Stevia with other sugar alcohols like erythritol, which can cause dig...

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It can cause metabolic effects, and may not be helpful for weight loss.

Sweeteners are also associated with obesity, diabetes and heart disease, apart from affecting our gut microbes.

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