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Vitacost Liquid Stevia Extract Natural Chocolate -- 2 fl oz (59 mL)


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Vitacost Liquid Stevia Extract Natural Chocolate -- 2 fl oz (59 mL)

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Vitacost Liquid Stevia Extract Natural Chocolate Description

The sweetest way to get something for nothing.

  • Nature’s sugar substitute for health-conscious diets
  • Convenient liquid form
  • Made with natural chocolate flavor
  • Gluten free and soy free
  • Add several drops to yogurt, coffee or hot oats


Naturally chocolate flavored, this liquid stevia extract is the most convenient way to sweeten drinks, desserts and so much more.

 

About Vitacost

Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 110) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).


Directions

Suggested Use: Shake well before use. Add 7 drops to your favorite food or beverage, using more or less as desired.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°- 75° F [15° - 24°C]).

Free Of
Gluten, soy, sugar.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 7 Drops (0.2 mL)
Servings per Container: 290
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories0
Total Fat0 g0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate0 g0%
   Total Sugars0 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein0 g
Other Ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, water, stevia leaf extract, natural dark chocolate flavor.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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The Bitter Truth About Added Sugar

Somewhere along the way, the moderate “a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down” concept got hijacked. It was replaced by the notion that multiple teaspoons of sugar make the medicine go down. But when you add that much sugar, whatever medicine you have ultimately gets lost.

Woman on Balcony Eating Bowl of Cereal Loaded with Added Sugar | Vitacost.com/blog

Case in point: the sugary cereals that pass for breakfast are a major culprit behind the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. According to the EWG, “Breakfast cereals are the fifth-highest source of added sugar in the diets of children under 8, after sugary drinks, cookies, candy and ice cream.” Be skeptical about healthy sounding cereals, such as Honey Nut Cheerios, America’s best-selling breakfast cereal.

A story in the New York Times about added sugars reported that roughly 151 million boxes and other containers of various sizes of Honey Nut Cheerios were sold over the past year, “well ahead of the second best-selling breakfast cereal, Frosted Flakes, according to IRI, a Chicago based market research firm.” Honey Nut Cheerios has 9 grams of sugar for ¾ of a cup, which translates into over two teaspoons for a skimpy serving. (Most people, including kids, would consume at least double that.) If you stay true to serving size, you’ve just consumed a third of the recommended daily allowance of sugar—and it’s not even 9:00 in the morning.

What is added sugar?

Children aren’t the only victim of concentrated sugar bombs. Added sugars—sugar added to foods or beverages when they are processed—play a major role in the downfall of many Americans' diets, leading to health problems such as weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. (These kinds of sugar are different than sugars found naturally in fruit or milk.) If you can eat less, particularly sugar, you are well on your way to better health.

What are other names for sugar?

Manufacturers try to mask sugar amounts by getting sneaky. To avoid having sugar come up as the first ingredient, they use multiple forms of sugar. This creates a form of smoke and mirrors, making it more challenging for consumers to assess how much overall sugar is in a product. Here are some examples of other names of sugar to look out for: brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, lactose, malt syrup, maltose, molasses, raw sugar and sucrose.

Don’t be tricked by a “healthier” sounding name for sugar. Your body treats all added sugars the same way; it doesn’t distinguish between less refined versions of sugar such as honey. When you try to ascertain sugar amounts by reading a label, identify all sources of added sugars.

How much is too much?

According to the CDC, Americans should aim to consume less than 10 percent of their total daily calories in added sugars. If you eat 2,000 calories a day, less than 200 calories should come from added sugars. That’s a generous allotment, relatively speaking.

The American Heart Association is more prudent: They suggest no more than 100 calories per day from added sugars (about 6 teaspoons or 24 grams of sugar) for most women and no more than 150 calories per day (about 9 teaspoons or 36 grams of sugar) for most men. If Honey Nut Cheerios has 12 grams of sugar per cup, that’s half of a woman’s daily quota of sugar right there.

A quick tip to calculate sugar levels when reading nutrition labels—4 grams of sugar equals 1 teaspoon. Divide the added sugar amount by 4, and you will figure out how many teaspoons of sugar has been added. A good rule of thumb is to eschew foods that list “sugar” as the first or second ingredient.

Serving size matters

Manufacturers have reduced the serving size to make it seem like there is less sugar per serving. Don’t be duped by unrealistic serving sizes that are one-fourth to one-half smaller than what the average American actually eats. An EWG analysis found that kids who consistently eat a bowl of some sugary cereals could inadvertently be eating five to nine pounds more sugar a year than the labels indicate.

In May 2016 the FDA announced a ruling that required improved transparency around serving sizes. The mandate says, “By law, serving sizes must be based on amounts of foods and beverages that people are actually eating, not what they should be eating.” Ice cream, sodaand cereals will have to bump up their serving size to reflect our bigger appetites. The industry has more two years to comply—but you don’t have to wait till then to become more label savvy. 

Now that you know what to look for, you can exercise your discrimination and make savvier choices about how you want to indulge your sweet tooth. While a little sugar won’t kill you, a heavy hand with the sweet stuff takes a nasty toll on your body.

 

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