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Infographic: Comparing Stevia and Aspartame sweeteners

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Zevia, a zero calorie soda, recently published an infographic comparing two sweeteners: Stevia and Aspartame.

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Nearly 160 million Americans -- more than half the U.S. population -- now consume sugar-free sweeteners, up from 70 million back in 2000. This trend reflects a growing awareness of the dangers and toxicity of sugar. New research shows that sugar is one of the leading causes of obesity and heart disease.

Stevia Sweetener

In 2008, the Stevia plant was approved for consumption in food products and can be up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Industry experts consider Stevia as a natural sweetener containing no calories. It may also have possible health benefits for people who suffer from hyperextension and diabetes.

The ingredient is commonly used in baked goods, chewing gum, tabletop sweeteners, ice cream, yogurt, iced tea, soda, and juiced beverages.

On the other hand, Aspartame may be very unhealthy. The laboratory-produced sweetener contains chemicals such as Phenylalanine (can result on memory loss, headaches, and mood swings), Aspartic acid (headache, fatigue, depression), and methanol (can be poisonous).

Click the images to view the infographic comparing both sweeteners.

Contact: Marv Dumon at marvin.dumon@gmail.com

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