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Researchers in Georgia are reporting an advance toward the possible use of a new natural non-caloric sweetener in soft drinks and other food products in the United States. Stevia, which is 300 times more potent than sugar but calorie-free, is already used in some countries as a food and beverage additive to help fight obesity and diabetes.
Originally posted by Benarius
What intrests me is the affects compared to traditional sugar.
No Calories. Ok, thats a good thing, maybe.
How does it affect your teeth ?
Do I still get a 'kick' drinking coke ?
Originally posted by monkeybus
I prefer sugar, it is natural. And has been used for hundreds of years.
"The same label also carries government-required warning: "Not recommended for pregnant women, children or those who have low blood pressure."
All products containing Stevia must display the same information. "
Sugar does not have this.
Coca-Cola and Pepsi are planning to introduce new drinks made with rebiana, an extract of stevia leaves that is 200 times sweeter than sugar. But according to a new 26-page report by toxicologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, several, though not all, laboratory tests show that the sweetener causes mutations and DNA damage, which raises the prospect that it causes cancer.
Originally posted by DataWraith
sorry for the one liner , but it doesn't say whether or not it will still have the aspartme found in sweeteners.
I hope for all our sakes that it doesn't , but I bet they find a way to put it in to keep us all brain fried
Originally posted by Lecter
Also I remember reading that Stevia was going to be used as a sweetener by soft drink companies but there was a "secret" lawsuit to prevent it which succeeded, and many speculate that it was initiated by the people that shove high fructose corn syrup down our throats.