In this review I want to tell you about a natural sweetener, namely Now Foods Better Stevia Extract, which is absolutely natural, safe and vegan. It contains no gluten and has a low glycemic index. I’ve been taking it for a year now, and it’s really of help for successful weight loss.
The stevia extract is available in many flavors. I’ll be describing the one with cinnamon and vanilla flavor.
BetterStevia® is the zero-calorie, organic stevia sweetener that’s simply better than sugar and other alternative sweeteners. You won’t find any artificial colors, flavors or additives, just the clean, sweet taste of stevia and a low glycemic impact that’s got all those unhealthy sweeteners counting their days.
This little bottle will last more than a year, since one drop can make the whole cup of tea or water sweet.
Vegetable glycerin, natural cinnamon vanilla flavor (in an alcohol base) and certified organic stevia extract (stevia rebaudiana) (leaf). Contains 11% alcohol.
The only thing that may confuse is the presence of alcohol, but I doubt that one drop with a minimum amount of alcohol can somehow impact your health.
The bottle is made of solid black plastic. There is a special dispenser which allows you to measure it in drops. Once you run out of the extract, you can unscrew the cap and use the bottle to store something.
The stevia extract is dark brown, sticky and viscous like syrup. It doesn’t dye water and dissolves in it completely, without leaving any visible film on its surface.
Don’t worry, stevia is absolutely not harmful for your health, since you dissolve it in water and therefore will hardly overdose. Plus, it’s scientifically proven that stevia is the best sweetener available nowadays. It’s less toxic than synthetic sweeteners, has no side effects, has a goodish flavor and affordable. It’s really important for those with diabetes and extra weight.
Scent and flavor
The extract in bottle smells of rich bitter coffee with vanilla. Since the extract is really concentrated, don’t even taste it pure otherwise you may end up with nausea. It’s inexpressible how sweet this little drop is! It’s 200-300 sweeter than sugar, depending on the concentration.
One drop added to a glass of water is equal to one teaspoon. I don’t add more, because the stevia extract make drinks taste odd. If you add too much, the water will taste bitter, with an unpleasant scent of medicine.
The scents of cinnamon and vanilla are quite intense.
Of course, I don’t usually mix this extract with water. I add the stevia extract to drinks I make with fruits and berries. In order to make the drink taste sweet, I add this extract.
And this is how I lose weight. Although the stevia extract can be added to desserts, I only use it for drinks. I often make such drinks when I go out, because I often want something sweet, but I don’t want to buy sweet, harmful and high calorie drinks.
The only drawback this stevia extract has is the odd taste it gives when you add more than one drop. It isn’t horrible, but personally I can’t drink water when I add too much. It becomes nauseating. Actually that’s why I don’t add this extract to desserts, because it’s so easy to overdose and ruin the whole thing.
Just control the amount of extract you add to your food and drinks, and everything will be o.k.In conclusion, let me tell you the following: if you want to lose weight without diets, replace your sugar with this stevia extract. Because sugar means empty calories and fast carbs, which have no beneficial impact on your health. The stevia extract may help to reduce the daily caloric intake and you’ll see the gradual loss of weight. Plus, the price is quite affordable, and the bottle will last long. Highly recommended.
But, remember that I’ve warned you about its odd taste!