Popular zero calorie natural sweetener offers better-for-you sugar alternative

GILBERT, AZ (December 19, 2014) – It’s a new year and a great time to make resolutions to cut calories, get in shape and just live better. With natural, delicious SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener, anyone can say goodbye to sugar and start 2015 off right.

According to recent research, eliminating sugar from your diet has never been more important for leading a better-for-you lifestyle. Below are five of the top findings of how consumption of sugar negatively affects overall health:

  • Contributes significantly to obesity and the many health problems associated with it1
  • Contributes to type 2 diabetes1
  • Contributes to cardiovascular disease, due to lower levels of HDL (good cholesterol)2
  • Linked to higher levels of blood fats called triglycerides2
  • Promotes tooth decay and cellular inflammation, which can have systemic repercussions2

The American Heart Association also states that “Over the past 30 years, Americans have steadily consumed more and more added sugars in their diets, which has contributed to the obesity epidemic. Reducing the amount of added sugars we eat cuts calories and can help you improve your heart health and control your weight.”3

This being said, this New Year is the perfect time to cut out sugar and make a positive change. The SweetLeaf® family of stevia products is an essential ally for making a significant difference in eating habits. SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener offers delicious sweet taste and versatility with zero calories, zero carbs, non-glycemic response and NO artificial ingredients.

SweetLeaf has several convenient options with unlimited uses for adding to food and beverages in place of sugar. The natural stevia sweetener is available in packets, shakers and dissolvable tablets in its powdered form. SweetLeaf also produces Sweet Drops, liquid stevia available in over 20 delicious flavors like English Toffee, Vanilla Crème, Chocolate and more. All SweetLeaf Stevia® products are made from natural stevia leaves, which are 30 times sweeter than sugar and contain over 100 vital nutrients, making it an ideal alternative to sugar.

“At SweetLeaf, we are concerned about the negative impact that too much sugar is having on health issues like obesity and diabetes,” said James A. May, Founder and CEO, Wisdom Natural Brands. “It has been my personal mission to provide a natural sugar alternative that will allow people to enjoy sweet taste without the health concerns related to sugar and the artificial ingredients in some sweeteners.”

SweetLeaf is the stevia brand consistently winning international awards for taste and innovation, making it your ideal partner for better-for-you living in the New Year.

1. American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/understanding-carbohydrates/sugar-and-desserts.html
2. Journal of the American Medical Association: www.webmd.com
3. www.cnn.com/2012/10/30/health/sugar-bad/index.html

For more information about SweetLeaf, visit 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 natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and zero glycemic index. The only stevia brand to be named a Top Wellness Company and to win 13 global taste and innovation awards, 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 stevia with raw cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative perfect for baking and cooking. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops add flavor without calories or carbohydrates to favorite foods and beverages, and Sweet Drops Water Enhancers add natural flavor to still or sparkling water. 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 and Sympacho 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 ShopSweetLeaf.com or at grocery and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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