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BUSINESS PROFILE

With about 100 different nutrients, Stevia is a healthy choice and is a great substitute for processed sugar.

JIM INSPECTING STEVIA PLANTS.

Act of 1994 (DSHEA), which helps define and regulate dietary supplements. The benefits of Stevia are vast, especially for people with diabetes, those trying to lose weight, and everyone else who enjoys something sweet. With about 100 different nutrients, Stevia is a healthy choice and is a great substitute for processed sugar. In leaf form it is 30 times sweeter than sugar, and when extracted is 300 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia does not spike blood sugar like refined sugar and other sweeteners, and is completely natural.

Jim continues to work closely with the people of Paraguay to harvest Stevia. “The President of Paraguay told Jim he had helped the government and farmers of Paraguay in an extraordinary way, because he had believed in this plant when others did not, and had brought a new industry that was lifechanging for the people,” relayed Carol. SweetLeaf has won 24 awards for taste and innovation and was also recently inducted into the Natural Products Expo Hall of Legends. SweetLeaf also has a cookbook where you can discover ways to use Stevia in all your favorite recipes. For more information, visit sweetleaf.com. Gretchen Pahia has 15 years experience in both media and public relations and is an award-winning television news producer in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Portland. Gretchen is a native to Arizona, born and raised in Phoenix, and a graduate of Northern Arizona University. She lives in the Phoenix metro area with her husband, their two children and their dog. For more business profiles, go to greenlivingaz.com/bizprofile

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