While counting your worst enemies, count sugar twice, friends. This sneaky little, fabulous tasting ingredient is not all that good for us. Pretty sure you've heard enough of this but sweet tooths don't panic! We don't mean give up your pastries and mithais completely, simply cut down on the amount and swap regular intake of sugar (this is important) with stevia. Why stevia? Vistevia, a homegrown brand has the answer.
They create products with this natural sugar substitute, because the indigenous sweet shrub not only sweetens food and drinks but also has multiple health benefits. It's anti diabetic, helps in weight loss, lowers blood pressure and is touted to be immunity boosting. Woah. Life changing, indeed. Vistevia keeps it simple and smart with its offerings, giving us sugar replacements to fulfill our daily cravings. On their website, very neatly divided you will find drink concentrates, jams & jellies and table top sweeteners. So if you're a three teaspoon sugar with tea/coffee person, order a bunch of the Stevia Drops or Powder, it will do you good.
Also swap regular jams with their Stevia Sweetened Strawberry Jam and you won't know the difference. Regular juice drinker? Get any of the flavoured concentrates (peach, guava or kala khatta) and forget sugar drinks first thing in the morning. Vistevia ships pan India and their prices (starting at INR 130) are pretty affordable given the use you get out of each item. A little goes a long way with anything you pick from their range. The sweet (and good for us) life, here we come!