Extracts made from Stevia rebaudiana, a perennial plant Tender, they provide a sweetener for food and beverages rated 30 times sweeter than sugar. Like other artificial sweeteners, such as sucralose, the body does not metabolize the glycosides of the Stevia leaf or any of its elaborate forms.
Stevia does not contain calories. Many people have found that Stevia has an unpleasant aftertaste, which caused manufacturers to add other ingredients, such as dextrose or maltodextrin to make a more palatable taste mixture. The amounts of these added ingredients can affect calories in general, but not to a significant degree. The highest caloric content reported by Stevia blends is a single calorie per 1 g.
Any calories in Stevia blends come from carbohydrates. Your body does not recognize or process Stevia extracts as a carbohydrate, but because Stevia mixtures contain additional sugars, such as dextrose or maltodextrin, many mixtures containing Stevia extract contain a very small amount of hydrates. carbon. Normally there are less than 0.5 g of carbohydrates in a 1 gram Stevia mix portion.
Stevia does not contain calories from fat. However, sugar substitutes like Stevia can not fool your body. As reported in time, in February 2008, scientists at Purdue University showed that animals fed artificially sweetened foods consume more calories and gain more weight than animals that eat foods flavored with glucose - a high-content sweetener natural caloric This research supports the claim that artificial sweeteners disturb the body's ability to regulate incoming calories and may help explain why people who use artificial sweeteners have problems losing weight.