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Stevia: A boon for diabetes

Are you sure the artificial sweetner you are using is safe? Aspartame, Sorbitol, Xylitol, etc. Stevia contains high levels of sweetening glycosides including stevioside which is thought to possess antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Little is known about the nutritional value of the shrub in livestock. This study determined the potential use of the shrub as a prebiotic animal feed supplement in light of the recent ban on the use of antibiotics in animal feed and the role of its constituent stevioside in the effects of the shrub. Continue reading