Books and literature about Stevia
Here you will find interesting books, literature and information on the subject of stevia. From recipes to baking tips as well as useful information for diabetics.
Stevia and steviol glycosides
Prof. Dr. Jan M.C. Geuns (University of Leuven, Belgium) spent the last 20 years doing research on the Stevia plant as well as on steviol glycosides (stevioside, rebaudioside A).
He has written an update on techniques, uses, exposure, toxicology, pharmacological effects in cases of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis. The book has 307 pages and is available at the end of March.
Preis: 75,00 EUR
Coconut Cuisine featuring Stevia
"Jan provides sound, practicle advice on how to use two of nature's prize foods, the noble coconut and the remarkable sweetner stevia, in our movement towards good health. Most people are unaware of these two all-star foods. At the same time she provides tantalizing, easy-to-make recipes for the reader to enjoy". (Dr James D Krystosik, author of Carbs from Heaven, Carbs from Hell).
Price: 11,99 EUR
Baking with Stevia
Review: A wonderful collection of low-sugar, whole food dessert recipes using an extract of the herb, Stevia rebaudiana as the primary sweetener. Stevia is the safe, natural, super sweet herb from South America. An excellent recipe book for anyone wishing to reduce their consumption of sugars. If you are concerned about too much sugar in your diet and are reluctant to use artificial sweeteners, try these delicious recipes.
About the Author: Rita DePuydt is a botanist and free-lance writer, originally from Michigan, now living in California. She also has a background in Home-Economics and as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Health and healing herbs have been an interest of hers for several decades. She was a leader in a nutrition education and activist group during her college years, was on the education committee of her local food coop for several years, and has taught whole food cooking classes. Rita has been sugar sensitive since she was a child. Following numerous ups and downs, she became interested in stevia as a way of reducing her consumption of sugars and is experimenting with the herb to discover if it helps balance her blood sugar levels and reduce sugar cravings.
Baking with Stevia II
Review: Another wonderful collection of low-sugar, whole food dessert recipes by Rita DePuydt. This volume introduces the cook to baking with all forms of the herb, Stevia rebaudiana, including the dried green herb, herbal concentrate, and herbal extracts. Cut your calories, improve your health, and still enjoy desserts.
About the Author: Rita DePuydt is a botanist and free-lance writer, originally from Michigan, now living in California. She also has a background in Home-Economics and as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Health and healing herbs have been an interest of hers for several decades. She was a leader in a nutrition education and activist group during her college years, was on the education committee of her local food coop for several years, and has taught whole food cooking classes. Rita has been sugar sensitive since she was a child. Following numerous ups and downs, she became interested in stevia as a way of reducing her consumption of sugars. She uses stevia and stevia extracts in all her baking and the herb is an important part of her daily health program.
Stevia, Nature`s Sweetener
Review: While aspartame and saccharin continue to dominate the noncaloric sweetener market, a remarkable natural sweetener-an herb called stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)-remains relatively unknown. For individuals with blood sugar disorders like diabetes or those concerned with caloric intake, stevia is a valuable dietary supplement. Author Rita Elkins, MH, investigates the various properties of stevia, its history, and its safety in order to educate you about its potential health benefits.
About the Author: Rita Elkins, M.H. has worked as an author and research specialist in the health field for over ten years. She is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning Soy Smart Health (with New York Times' best-selling author Neil Solomon, M.D.) and A Maverick of Medicine Speaks to Women (with Duane Townsend, M.D.).
Price: 4,95 $
Sugar-Free Cooking with Stevia
Review: "Herbal products have faced constant challenges from the FDA but none have been singled out like stevia. In their book SUGAR-FREE COOKING WITH STEVIA, James and Tanya Kirkland tell a tale of government attempts to eliminate stevia from the American market which includes violation of Constitutional rights, search & seizure tactics and destruction of private property. ...it is so typical of the tactics used by big business and our government to protect their interests instead of ours. However, it is their story. Check out their website; at www.steviapetition.org and consider ordering their cookbook. They have included, along with recipes, some hints for using stevia and a section on "Successful Cooking with Stevia."
From the Back Cover: Sugar-Free Cooking With Stevia The Naturally Sweet & Calorie-Free Herb
Here's an all-natural herbal sweetener - 300 times sweeter than sugar - it contains no calories, no artificial chemicals, and no carbohydrates. It can be used by everyone, even diabetics and children, actually prevents cavities and is great for cooking and baking. So why doesn't everyone use stevia?
Good question - Used for centuries in South America and the most popular non-caloric sweetener in Japan, the United States FDA has unfairly targeted this natural herb - even temporarily banning the first edition of Cooking With Stevia in an attempt to suppress information about this sweet leaf. Safe and easy to use, you can start cooking with stevia today. Over 200 mouth-watering recipes all with reduced calories! With an easy-to-use conversion chart, you can substitute stevia for sugar or artificial sweeteners in your own recipes. Enjoy beverages, appetizers, main courses, desserts, even candy - all without sugar. Learn how to make sugar-free treats for people with diabetes, hypoglycemia, candidiasis or those that suffer from sugar or artificial sweetener allergies! Sugar-Free Cooking With Stevia contains valuable information about this wonderful herb, enlightening facts about its colorful history in the US and, best of all, over 200 great ideas to use in your own kitchen at home. Try it today!
Low-Carb Cooking With Stevia
From the Author: LOW-CARB Cooking With STEVIA is the result of 12 months of my terrorizing the kitchen, and using the strangest ingredients in my pursuit of tasty meals. Now, with the help of these recipes, people pursuing the low-carb lifestyle won't have to slog through the monotonous and relentless cycle of eggs, meat, and salad. When I began to miss my old treats in my new low-carb lifestyle, I thought other people would too, and now I'm happy to share what I discovered with other low-carb enthusiasts. The wonderful thing is that these recipes allow you to eat 'normally' without compromising your new and healthy lifestyle.
Good reading and healthy eating, James Kirkland
About the Author: James Kirkland, B.B.S., is a well-known stevia expert and health industry consultant. Mr. Kirkland's years of stevia research and experience as a chef and caterer gives him keen incite on cooking with nature's no-calorie sweetener. In addition to writing books and articles, Mr. Kirkland teaches sugar-free cooking classes and gives radio and television interviews. He is also a co-founder of Stevia Activists, a grass roots group seeking to educate the general public about the many benefits of the naturally sweet, safe, and calorie-free stevia herb. Mr. Kirkland also co-authored Sugar-Free Cooking With Stevia.
The Stevia Cookbook
From Publishers: What is stevia? Itís an "all-natural sweetener" thatís "200 to 300 times sweeter than regular sugar" and "suitable for diabetics." The FDA banned its import as a sweetener in 1991, and to this day allows it into the country only as a "dietary supplement." Sahelian (Natural Sex Boosters) here teams up with longtime stevia advocate Gates (The Body Ecology Diet) to advocate for the South American plantís sweetening properties. Among the short chapters that begin the book are detailed descriptions of steviaís chemical composition and probable effects on the metabolism and of Gatesís dealings with the FDA in trying to get stevia recognized as a safe sweetener. The heart of the book comprises more than 100 sugar-free, stevia-sweetened recipes, for everything from Autumn Apple Crepes to Sweet Spaghetti Squash. A resource list and bibliography round out this introduction to a below-the-radar alternative, which Sahelian and Gates say can play a role in dealing with diabetes, weight issues, hypertension and even cavities.
Review: The Stevia Cookbook [will] provide your children with tasty goodies that will satisfy their sweet cravings but not cause cavities.
Stevia Sweet Recipes
Review: The author offer health-conscious readers 168 creative recipes using the herb Stevia as a sweetener. In addition to dozens of mouth-watering dessert suggestions, this book provides a tantalizing array of breakfast, main course, salad and side-dishes - all sugar-free!
About the Author: Jeffrey Goettemoeller is a lifelong gardener and plant lover. He has been featured in Back in Thyme magazine and quoted in Organic Gardening. The founder of Prairie Oak Seeds and publisher of the yearly Directory of Flower and Herb Buyers, Mr. Goettemoeller is also the author of Wild Everlastings: Drying and Using Wildflowers in the Midwest. He is currently an enthusiastic participant in a Stevia cultivation research project.
The Miracle of Stevia
Kensington Publishing Corp., USA, 278 pages