Coffee has been getting a bad reputation for years. Besides allegedly triggering high blood pressure, insomnia, and hyperacidity, it has also been believed to aggravate diabetes because of the Filipino habit of adding lots of sugar and cream to one’s cup.
While most Pinoys can’t live without having their morning coffee fix, there is concern over the amount of sugar present in commercial 3-in-1 coffee mixes. Do you know that the leading brand has 14.6 grams of sugar in one 20-gram sachet alone? Imagine how much sugar you’re taking in if you drink an average of three cups of coffee a day.
What about Sugar-free Coffee?
For health-conscious individuals, especially diabetics, turning to sugar-free coffee mixes seems to be the only option. This meant enduring tasteless cups of coffee just to satisfy their caffeine fix —until stevia came along.
Stevia is the low calorie, zero sugar sweetener that tastes so much better than artificial sweeteners. It is an herb with a sweet-tasting extract that comes from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant.
Stevia has been enjoyed since pre-Columbian South America where indigenous people used the herb to sweeten their tea and other drinks. The plant’s taste stems from steviol glycosides, molecules which are 250–300 times sweeter than regular sugar.
Stevia became popular among health-conscious individuals due to its very low caloric content. This makes it perfect for people who are trying to lose weight. Stevia also makes coffee and tea taste so much better without adding any calories. It can also be used as an alternative sweetener when cooking or baking.
The Health Advantages of Stevia
Stevia is a safe, healthy sugar substitute that can sweeten up food without the negative health effects of refined sugar. It’s also associated with several impressive benefits such as reduced calorie intake, managed blood sugar levels, and minimized risk of cavities.
Additionally, while other sugar substitutes like Aspartame have been linked with cancer, there’s no evidence linking stevia to cancer since it is a natural ingredient. This means you can add stevia to dishes and drinks without fear that you’re taking too much sugar or that you’ll get sick a few years down the road.
Good news for all coffee lovers! Locally-made Glorious Blend coffees and instant beverages have stevia as its natural sweetener. The blend of natural and healthful ingredients makes the drink not only refreshing and safe but also good for one’s overall health.
The Glorious Blend boasts a full line of healthy drinks, including a 7-in-1 healthy coffee mix. This special blend is made with proven medicinal ingredients like Malunggay, Mangosteen, Calcium, Gotu Kola, and sweetened with Sweet & Fit Stevia. What’s even better is that the Glorious Blend 7-in-1 Coffee is non-acidic and promotes regular bowel movement.
The Glorious line-up also includes the 3-in-1 coffee mix with Stevia; 7-in-1 choco mix; 4-in-1 coffee with Malunggay; 5-in-1 coffee mix with Brown Rice; and the MaxiTrim coffee. All Glorious Blend beverages use stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day.
So if you’ve been cutting back on drinking coffee because of health problems like diabetes or hyperacidity, Glorious Blend coffee mixes are here to help. You can enjoy all the aroma and flavor of freshly made coffee all day without the guilt! Now, you can drink coffee for better health! Glorious, isn’t it?
It’s also good to note that Glorious Blend products are locally sourced and manufactured. Their company supports local farmers, stevia growers, and other agricultural communities.
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