Stevia is a sweet-tasting plant. It’s a popular substitute for sugar for you to be able to enjoy sweet treats without gaining weight. Stevia is considered to have benefits in your body specifically on your blood sugar levels. Stevia has no calories but it is sweeter than table sugar. This is a known choice for people who wanted to lose weight. Stevia also is the most recommended substitute for sugar during Phase 2 of the HCG diet.
The sweetness of stevia
Stevia is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. The sweet components of this plant are gathered in the leaves. The process of extraction is through drying the leaves. The substance undergoes proper purification. The sugar-like taste of the substance occurs naturally. It is not gained through a chemical process.
Stevia on the HCG diet
Stevia is used minimally during the HCG diet. It is used to sweeten your coffee, tea, or fresh fruit juice. Stevia helps your body adjust during the low-calorie diet. This is helpful especially when your body withdraws from sweet goods, soda, and other sugar. It helps you deal with cravings on sweet foods during Phase 2 of the HCG diet. Stevia does not hinder the work of HCG in your body.
The benefits of using stevia as a sweetener on the P2 of the HCH diet
- Stevia helps lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Reduces Risk of Pancreatic Cancer and Oral and Skin Health
- Controls Weight and counter-attack you risk of having diabetes
- It is a replacement of non-nutritive sweeteners
- Helps you deal with cravings on sweet foods
Why is cutting out sugar important during the HCG diet?
Cutting out sugar is important to utilize the HCG in your body. It can also boost the rapid release of stubborn fats. You are also cutting other unhealthy ingredients such as starches, preservatives, salt, and additives. Avoid all forms of sugar such as corn syrup, pearl sugar, sucrose, granulated sugar, etc. Choose the “pure” stevia when you purchase it in grocery. Avoid stevia syrup or other products that contain more ingredients.
Sample HCG diet drink using stevia as a sweetener
- Freshly squeezed lemon
- 3 packets of stevia
- 16 oz. of cold water
- Ice (optional)
- Squeeze and get the juice of the lemon and add it to your glass
- Add powdered stevia in a desirable amount
- Dissolve the stevia by stirring it along with the lemon juice
- Add water and ice and mix it well
Hot Peppermint stevia drink
You can also make a hot peppermint stevia drink. You can heat a cup of water and pour at least 10 drops of peppermint stevia. This can make quick soothing beverages that are perfect for cold weather.
Aside from lemon, you can also use other HCG diet-approved fruits such as grapefruit and oranges. You can make a perfect blend of stevia and fresh fruits. You can also add stevia to your cup of breakfast coffee or tea. This is also a good condiment for other HCG diet recipes that you can enjoy on Phase 2. Make sure to track your food intake including fruits and drinks.