Stevia Natural Sweetner


 
I don’t sweeten with anything but honey.  I use honey in teas, in oatmeal, on toast, etc.  But here are some alternatives if honey doesn’t calm your sweet tooth.   
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Established brands like SweetLeaf have stevia in easy to carry packets and even stevia tabs.  


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The Miracle of Stevia by James A. May is one of the best books on the subject. Herbs for Texas tells you how to grow it - it’s very easy.

The Mayo Clinic website states - aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal) is NOT okay for cooking!  Why?  It turns out that aspartame partially breaks down to methanol when it is heated above 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

When you drink a diet soda, the aspartame is broken down to methanol in your small intestine.  Heating aspartame to above 86°F creates free methanol which is absorbed faster by your body!  Free methanol breaks down into formic acid and formaldehyde in the body.  Formaldehyde is a deadly neurotoxin - another reason it shouldn’t be added to hot coffee or tea.

HG

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