Can I use stevia in a diabetic dessert? I am going to bake for a party next week.

Posted on: Thu, 12/12/2019 - 2:49pm
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I need to bring a dessert for a small dinner party for the holidays. The main woman who is hosting the party is diabetic. I know she would not care if I brought a "regular" dessert but I want to be respectful. I am going to make something at home as I love to bake. Is stevia safe to use as a sugar substitute?

Posted on: Thu, 12/12/2019 - 5:53pm
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I have read a good amount about this as I love to cook and bake. There has been a lot of research done that says that stevia is safe for diabetics. The main thing to understand is that stevia is low in calories but tastes very sweet. The main thing to watch out for it that you don't add on a lot of extra calories with later meals or other foods when you are eating just because you are eating a dessert that is made with stevia. Also be careful if you are adding any fruits because they could be high in sugar as well so you are defeating the purpose of baking for someone who has diabetes. Just in case you were wondering, these studies were done by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

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