We all want a little sweetness in our lives, but it can be hard to choose the best sweetener. Two options are stevia and honey. Let’s take a closer look at these two products to see if one is right for your health.
Honey or Stevia? What’s the superior sweetener?
What is Stevia?
Stevia as a sweetener comes from the stevia herb. Although it can be sweeter than sugar, it is actually free of calories and doesn’t come with the sugar crash. However, the stevia you find in grocery stores is often highly processed. One of the issues is that when using an intensely sweet product like stevia, you are often left with cravings for sugary sweets.
Why Honey is a Better Option
Natural honey is often considered a better option than processed stevia. Not only is honey good for blood-sugar levels, it has many other potential benefits. These benefits include soothing coughs, and it could even reduce the effects of seasonal allergies, although these claims require more research. Honey also contains a wide variety of nutrients, such as zinc, magnesium, vitamin B-6, and riboflavin. This makes it a nutritious and sweet option.
At ORAC, we are proud to make our teas with the finest ingredients. ORAC Tea uses a variety of natural ingredients, including honey, to create a unique taste.
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