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Sweeten Your Meals with Svetia® and Get Less Calories

San Antonio TX.  Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is an alternative sweetener of natural origin made of stevia extract and cane sugar as a bulking agent or carrier. Cane sugar as bulking agent provides so few calories per serving that Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener meets the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for no-calorie foods. On the other hand, according to the Global Stevia Institute (GSI), stevia extract –obtained from the Stevia rebaudiana plant – is considered to be zero calorie because steviol glycosides – the sweet compounds in stevia extract – are poorly absorbed in the body and pass through the upper gastrointestinal tract fully intact and then are excreted in the urine, so stevia extract has zero calories essentially due to this poor absorption in the digestive tract.

So, using Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener to sweeten your food and beverages can be an alternative for reducing calorie, carbohydrate and sugar intake, which can help you reduce overweight. People often eat and drink more calories than needed. The GSI says that while many factors contribute to being overweight –from too little physical activity to eating too large portions of foods –, including stevia extract sweetened products in your diet can help trim calories, carbohydrates and sugar, without changing taste.

For example, the GSI says that a lunch composed by two slices of whole wheat bread with a tablespoon of natural creamy peanut butter and a tablespoon of strawberry jam each, plus an apple, two ounces of baby carrots, one grape juice pouch and a container of non-fat Greek strawberry yoghurt, will provide you with 813 kilo-calories, 125 grams of carbohydrates and 88 grams of total sugars. If you sweeten the jam, the grape juice and the Greek yoghurt with stevia extract instead of cane sugar, you will gain only 651 kilo-calories, saving 172. You will get only 88 grams of carbohydrates, saving 37 grams. Finally, you will gain 38 grams of total sugars, 50 grams less than with cane sugar sweetened products.

Happily, cutting back on sweet calories can be very easy when you include stevia extract-sweetened products in place of their sugary counterparts.


Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener has a great natural taste without bitter after-taste. It can be used as an alternative calorie sweetener in beverages, such as tea and lemonade, or in sauces. It is a product created to satisfy the need to sweeten. You can take it cold, hot or even baked, since it keeps its sweetness and does not change the original taste of food.

Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is available in all HEB supermarkets across Texas or online at


Global Stevia Institue: Think Outside the (Lunch) Box for Sweet Swap-Outs


SVETIA® Calorie – Free Sweetener is made with cane sugar and stevia extract. One packet of SVETIA® contains only one gram of carbohydrates. People with diabetes are advised to check with their registered dietitian or physician.



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