Cooking With Cannabis: Is Stevia Bad For You?

Cooking With Cannabis: Is Stevia Bad For You?

Which sugar substitutes are the best for your health? America consumes more sugar on a daily basis than any other country in the world. According to The Diabetes Foundation, the approximate daily intake of sugar for the average American is 126 grams. That adds up to over 100 pounds of sugar a year. Researchers and physicians blame sugar for the growing health crisis in the country, including rising rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. 1)Yang, Quanhe, et al. “Added Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Among US Adults.” JAMA Internal Medicine, vol. 174, no. 4, 2014, p. 516., doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13563. jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_6654_1”).tooltip({ tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_6654_1”, tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”, effect: “fade”, fadeOutSpeed: 100, predelay: 400, position: “top right”, relative: true, offset: [10, 10] });Because of the health risks, this sweet ingredient is increasingly a taboo one, and now sugar substitutes are just as frequently found on labels as the real-deal. Stevia, agaves, and various syrups are slowly breaking sugar’s hold on our society, but are they any healthier? Let’s look at one of the most popular substitutes – is stevia bad for you? What’s the Connection Between Cannabis and Sugar? While it might seem odd to broach the subject of sugar from a medical cannabis perspective, consider the rising popularity of edibles. Analysts expect edible sales to reach 4 billion dollars by 2024 in the U.S. and Canada. One look at a dispensary shelf and the connection to sugar is clear. Most edibles today are brownies, cookies, candies, gummies, and soft drinks. The majority of…

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