Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Kiva Organic Stevia is the perfect tabletop sweetener, plus it's made from Non-GMO stevia plants! Many people use Stevia to replace sugar or sugar substitutes. The Kiva Organic Stevia has zero-calories and is a low glycemic index. This particular stevia is blended with erythritol, which is a sugar alcohol.
Is Stevia Safe?For this review, I received one bottle of Kiva Organic Stevia! I thought all stevia's were safe, but now I'm not so sure. Since this stevia is blended with erythritol, I can't recommend it. I just read an article called, Demystifying "sugar alcohol": Is it a suitable substitute for ordinary sugar? The article talks about how the body can not absorb sugar alcohol and that it can affect your small intestines. When the sugar alcohol passes through your intestinal tract, it could act like a laxative, causing bloating, diarrhea or abdominal pain.
The Stevia is a Non GMO, but is the erythritol a Non GMO? In another article I read, it states that Erythritol is often indirectly derived from genetically modified corn. Also, here is a quote from this article:
"The more you get [fruit flies] to consume erythritol, the faster they die," Sean O'Donnell, a professor of biology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, told CBS News.
I did try the stevia before I knew it had erythritol in it and it was kind of sweet, but had a slight bitter after taste. The links above will take you to these articles. If a product can affect my body in a negative way, I would not want to consume.
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