Gilbert, Arizona (01/07/13) – While many mothers worry about their children gaining the dreaded “freshman 15” pounds at college, Kelly Molitor had bigger concerns. Her 19-year-old son, Steven, a type 1 diabetic since age 14, controlled the disease through a paleo-type diet: no grains, fruit or sugar; just unadulterated food with nearly no carbohydrates. Steven’s diet played a large part in choosing where to attend college, down to whether he would have his favorite SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener at meals.

“When my son left home for college this fall, we wanted him to be able to maintain the healthy eating habits we developed at home, including a diet that contains absolutely no sugar,” Kelly said. “SweetLeaf is by far the best sweetener I’ve found. It tastes better than sugar, is all natural, and has no impact on blood glucose levels. And, unlike other stevia products I’ve investigated, SweetLeaf is made with only pure stevia extract and inulin, meaning it is not adulterated with sugars or sugar alcohols.”

When Steven was considering Amherst College, a top liberal arts school in western Massachusetts, Kelly brought SweetLeaf to the attention of food services staff. Not only did they appreciate SweetLeaf’s taste over other stevia products, but they were pleasantly surprised to learn that Sweetleaf is natural. Nutrition is important at Amherst, whose website features nutritional content of its meals. Food services readily agreed to provide SweetLeaf in Valentine Dining Hall, which serves all staff, faculty and students. “We were thrilled when the food service staff at Amherst College was excited to include SweetLeaf as part of the offerings,” Kelly said. “Thanks, Amherst!  And thank you, SweetLeaf!”

For those who are trying to control sugar intake, especially when diseases like diabetes are diagnosed, SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener is a natural option because it has zero calories, zero carbohydrates and zero glycemic response. SweetLeaf is the only stevia sweetener winning international taste awards. Those who are managing diabetes, watching their weight, or simply improving their diets appreciate SweetLeaf’s commitment to producing the highest quality stevia extract available. SweetLeaf, which is sold in grocery and natural foods stores nationwide as well as online, adds natural sweet taste to everything from oatmeal to smoothies to vegetables to entrées to desserts.

For more information about SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener, the all-natural, zero-calorie alternative to sugar from Wisdom Natural Brands, visitwww.sweetleaf.com.

About Wisdom Natural Brands®
Gilbert, Arizona-based Wisdom Natural Brands® is the parent company of two highly respected consumer brands: SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas. SweetLeaf® is the only all-natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and zero glycemic response. The sweetener was recognized as the 2010-2011 Global Stevia Products Award Winner for taste, technology and sustainability by the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health. SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, as well as in SweetLeaf Stevia Plus® Shaker Bottles for easy home use and SweetLeaf SteviaTabs™ Dissolvable Tablets for on-the-go use. SugarLeaf™, also by Wisdom, bonds SweetLeaf with cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative perfect for baking and cooking. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia drops add flavor without calories or carbohydrates to water or favorite foods and beverages. For more information about SweetLeaf products, recipes and more, visit www.sweetleaf.com.

Wisdom of the Ancients herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Maté Royale® to calming Rooibos,  are available loose leaf or in bags and come in a variety of refreshing flavors. Select varieties are also available with a touch of calorie-free stevia sweetener.

SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products can be purchased online at www.buywisdom.com or at grocery and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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