Funny you mention that. On my walk, I saw stevia plants for sale @ the local WholeFools store this evening. Its called Sweet Leaf in South America. Buy the plant & pick/use the leaves(it would grow like crazy in FL, it's a shrub), or buy the extracted white powder online (Stevita brand) or an organic extract @ Trader Joe's of you have them in your area of Florida.
Originally Posted by SouthernMan435
Some people on these boards insist it spikes insulin, but not of in my use it, I haven't noticed that effect. I used to use it a lot, pretty much daily. Now I use it a couple times a week, sometimes not at all. There is 0 calories & 0 carbs in it & it's a green plant's leaf. Been used for a long long time by native peoples & the Japanese have used it in their industries as a sweetener for decades. There's science behind it, look into it if you are the curious sort.
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