Studies On The Sweetener

Natural sugar substitute highly controversial health-promoting? Or is it gesundheitsschadigend? The opinions about the sugar substitute stevia diverge widely. As the Internet portal, experts about the effect of the South American honey herb still doesn’t agree. The plant native to the Paraguay-Brazil border, used for centuries by the native Indians. In the 1950s, then also the Japanese began to cultivate stevia in a big way. The natural sweetener that is calorie-free and suitable for diabetics, was used in large quantities across so over a long period until a controversial study identified him as a mutagen. Also today, the attitude to stevia products is divided. In the EU they are not allowed to always still as food. In France and the Switzerland on the other hand, certain forms of this sweetener are allowed.

The large group was interested in Coca Cola 2007 on Stevia and China began in 2005 with large-area cultivation of Stevia. Clear information about the true nature of the plant are difficult to find, since most studies in this regard strongly appear to be influenced by lobbyists. While a study highlighting the health-promoting effects of Stevia and you certify a positive effect against dental caries, high blood pressure and diabetes, other studies will demonize the natural sugar substitute. So the harmless nature of Steviol doubts a study according to WHO. Although studies in humans are still pending, tests on rats showed a negative effect on male fertility. This should however not too much surprise because the fabric was traditionally used by the Indians as a contraceptive. More information:…/ stevia… Contact: Lisa Neumann University first media GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59