Why is Zevia a better alternative for diabetics?
Almost 10% of the United States population has diabetes – that’s 30.3 million people. As November - National Diabetes Month – wraps up, we want to share tips on how reducing your sugary beverage intake can help prevent and minimize your diabetes risk all year round. Compared to sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages, here are 3 reasons why Zevia makes for a smarter choice.
Zevia is a better-for-you alternative to drinking sugary beverages
Sugary beverages are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet. In fact, carbonated soft drinks in particular are Americans’ single biggest source of calories, providing over 5% of total caloric intake. In numerous studies, the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages has been correlated with diabetes and other diseases. Sweetened with stevia without any sugar, Zevia provides a better-for-you alternative.
Studies have shown that stevia is a preferable to artificial sweeteners
Just because artificial sweeteners don’t contain sugar, does not make them safe. In the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, daily consumption of diet artificially-sweetened drinks was associated with a 36% greater risk for metabolic syndrome and a 67% increased risk for type 2 diabetes. As a comparison, not only does stevia not raise blood sugar levels, it actually helped lower blood sugar levels even as much as 18% in one study published in the journal Metabolism Clinical and Experimental.
Zevia can help reduce sugar intake without deprivation
At the end of the day, most of us have even a small sweet tooth and welcome a change from plain water. With stevia-sweetened soda, you can get the best of both worlds while keeping your sugar intake to a minimal level. Not only can you enjoy Zevia straight of the can, but you can even use it to recreate your favorite sweet treats in a healthier way. To see how you can incorporate Zevia and stevia instead of sugar, check out the many examples on our recipe page.