Sugar is bad for you. That much we know. So, how do you sweeten your coffee or tea? There’s always honey, but even that is steeped in controversy. Some experts say honey is good for you while others say it’s just another form of sugar. Then there are the “fake” sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose. They may give you the sweetness you crave, but at what cost? These substances can even trigger a migraine in some people.
So what is the answer? Is there a way to get the sweetness you want without sacrificing your health and wellbeing?
Stevia seems to be a viable solution but is it good for migraine? Let’s take a look and see.
What is stevia leaf extract?
The plant stevia is a member of the chrysanthemum family and it’s the leaf of the plant that is used for sweetening foods and beverages. Commercially packaged stevia products do contain stevia leaf, but also tend to contain high concentrations of a stevia leaf extract that is called Reb-A (rebaudioside A). This extract makes the product about 200 times sweeter than table sugar.
There are no claims that stevia directly treats any specific conditions. However, some trials do highlight the plant’s role in helping to lower blood sugar and in combating other health conditions. Stevia research is still fairly new, but the results are promising.
One study used 19 lean, healthy participants and 12 obese participants to test stevia, aspartame, and sucralose on food intake. The study concluded that stevia intake significantly contributed to lowering both glucose and insulin levels. Participants also reported feeling full and satisfied after eating.
Another study found that stevia may be effective in the management of cholesterol.
Why is stevia a better sweetener for Thuswell?
Stevia leaf is included in the Thuswell blend so that you get the benefit of sweetness without the negative impact on
Stevia may not directly prevent migraine or even affect migraine pain, but what makes it a valuable part of Thuswell is that it does not trigger migraine. This means that using stevia leaf extract for migraine is a very smart move.
Sugar can be a significant migraine trigger, so can sucralose, and aspartame is probably the worst. With all the potential triggers out there, it doesn’t leave much by way of a sweetener. Stevia fills the bill – deliciously.
Each glass of Thuswell has a blend of ingredients that are designed to help prevent migraine and even help reduce migraine pain. It’s the stevia that makes it sweetly delicious. Stir yourself up a big glass each morning and you too could have fewer migraine days.