If it's highly refined, why is Stevia "ok" opposed to something like Splenda? I hate all of the other artificial sweetners and usually use Splenda. I'm very interested in learning more about this, I was gonna pick some up tomorrow...
Stevia is made from a plant and therefore all natural. It's also ZERO calories and low-glycemic. Splenda is chemically derived, artificial, and considered a "fake" sugar, which is never as good as something plant-sourced and natural, at least as far as Kind Lifers are concerned.
If you want a less-processed stevia product, consider brands like SweetLeaf, which is the whole leaf extract.
Trader Joe's has the most reasonably priced stevia that we've found; my husband uses it daily in his coffee. Buy it in bulk (meaning, the big jar) vs. the little packets to save on packaging waste. Expect to spend about $5.99 and up for the stevia, but it's worth it.
It does have a bitter aftertaste that you have to get used to.
Sure, Melissa! I kinda cheated a bit, as my husband is a natural products expert and just wrote a Stevia report for work this year. HA! Small world, eh? Thanks for friending me. Not sure how much I'll interact with that part of the site, but I accepted! I love connecting with people via this forum and learning/sharing stuff.
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