I know when I mentioned to you that you need to cut out sugar, chocolate, ice-cream and all those yummy things we feel we can’t live without many of you wonder if the torture of not having these things is worse than having Endometriosis! I know it feels like it sometimes!
I for one was terribly addicted to anything sweet. My worst must have been chocolate and I could easily consume a slab of chocolate within a 10minute sitting! Scary when I think about it! Now that I know how much sugar lowers our immune system and thereby reduces our chance to heal, I have become almost pedantic about checking food labels and the amount of sugar that is in what we eat. Wherever I can replace sugar or not use it, I do but sometimes we just want something sweet! – usually that time of the month for me!! 🙂
Well, I went searching for a way we could still have something sweet in our diet and discovered a great plant called Stevia. Now, this is a completely natural plant and believe it or not, it is really sweet! I didn’t really believe it and put several drops in my tea and couldn’t actually drink the tea as it was too sweet! Can you believe it? Too sweet!
Well, I naturally became curious about Stevia and as usual looked into it further. Stevia has heaps of other benefits apart from replacing the sugar content in our diet!
- Strengthens our immune system
- Fights bacteria – especially in the mouth. That means less tooth decay and mouth sores!
- Lowers blood pressure
- It helps our digestion, reduces gas and bloating and helps with heartburn
- Helps with Dandruff – just put a few drops with your shampoo!
- Can dramatically reduce wrinkles!
Wow! Who would’ve thought you could get so much out of one little plant! I must definitely get one to add to my herb garden! The wrinkles thing sounds brilliant!
Check out more info on this site: http://www.homeremediesweb.com/stevia-health-benefits.php
I personally got the drops for now (plant still to come!)as I felt most of my craving for sugar was in the tea that I drink all day!
Let me know your thoughts!