- Stevia: the secrets of the use of Indian grass
Recipes with stevia
The chemical composition of stevia - a real "pantry" of nature. Leaves of the plant are rich in flavonoids, amino acids, soluble fiber, protein and essential oils
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. They also contain the mass of beneficial vitamins and minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, vitamins C, E, A and Group B.
Thanks to a rich "domestic kitchen", Stevia, application of which is not limited to only one food sector, is widely used for the treatment of many ailments.
Essential compounds bush exhibit antimicrobial properties. At wounds, scratches, ulcers on the skin fresh honey leaves ground into a pulp and applied to the lesion. When periodontal disease and gingivitis are doing the same application on the gums.
Contained in stevia amino acid proline participates in the synthesis of cartilage. The use of plants decoction is considered useful in diseases of the joints, osteochondrosis, intervertebral hernia.
The infusion of stevia
40 grams of dried leaves pour a pint of boiling water, in a thermos for 12 hours. Ready solution cool and drain. Take before meals for half a glass.
Apple pie with stevia
You will need: 2 cups flour, 5 large apples, half a pack of margarine, a glass of milk, egg, two teaspoons of dry stevia powder.
Melt the margarine, add the egg, milk, flour and stevia powder. Knead the dough. Apples cut into slices and put into shape. Pour the filling test. Put in the oven, preheated to two hundred degrees, forty minutes.
You need: a glass of flour, half a pack of margarine or butter, salt to taste, half a cup of infusion of stevia, egg for lubrication.
The softened margarine mixed with stevia extract and salt, add flour. Knead the dough, wrap it in foil and put in the refrigerator. After half an hour to roll out the dough thinly, put down four times, gently roll it out again. Cut cookie molds. Bake for thirty minutes at a temperature of 180C.
A quarter teaspoon of liquid stevia extract with electric mixer mix polstakanom hot water. Add a glass of crushed ice and stir until all crystals are dissolved. Gradually pour kilo chopped strawberries, a tablespoon of lemon juice. The product is to shift into the form and put in the freezer for half an hour. Stir every twenty minutes. Dessert should be mushy consistency.
Compote from dried apples and rose hips
This drink can be particularly useful in the winter period of beriberi, and frequent colds. 400 grams of dried apples and two handfuls of rose hips folded into a wide saucepan, pour two liters of boiling water, bring to a boil and cook for another five to ten minutes, until the apples are tender. At the end, add 40 grams of dry stevia leaves.
Preparation of broth
40 grams of dry stevia leaves pour two cups of boiling water. Boil for an hour, cool and strain. The finished product is taken as a dietary supplement
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Adding taste to tea, coffee and cereal.
As a vitamin-mineral complex Stevia is effective for chronic fatigue syndrome
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, Exhaustion, loss of strength. For this purpose, use fresh leaves or tea with stevia.
Four fresh leaves or half tablespoon crushed dried leaves, pour a glass of hot water (temperature 80-90). Insist ten minutes. To improve performance to take a drink one glass three or four times a day.
Helps "honey grass" in the fight against violations of the digestive tract. Stevia extract shows anti-inflammatory effect in gastritis, colitis, enteritis. Pectin, a part of the plant, are the breeding ground for the intestinal microflora, so effectively cope with dysbiosis. Stevia extract can be purchased off the shelf, but you can prepare yourself.
Preparation of liquid extract
40 grams of fresh or dried crushed leaves, pour a glass of boiling water. Insist during the day. Ready solution filter, then evaporate over a medium heat until thick. Keep refrigerated. Take in diluted form: a quarter of a teaspoon to half a glass of room temperature water - an hour before a meal.
As a sweetener
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Stevia is used in diabetes. Contained in the plant natural sweeteners are not cleaved in the intestine and does not change the level of glucose in the blood. Their use helps to reduce the load on the pancreas to normalize the biochemical blood and improve overall health. Plus, there is evidence that a high concentration of zinc in the plant improves the sensitivity of cells to insulin.
In Paraguay and Brazil, stevia is recommended by doctors as a drug for the treatment of diabetes. In all other countries, "honey grass" is shown only as a dietary supplement, relieves diabetic patients.
Antioxidant properties of plants made possible its use for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and atherosclerosis. Research carried out by scientists in Latin America, confirmed that five decades of people who since childhood have used stevia leaves for food vessels were in the same excellent condition as in their twenties.
In Japan, stevia Biocorrector recognized as the best of all existing medicinal plants. In Japan it began to be used after the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It turned out that this plant copes with radionkulidov excretion from the body, strengthens the immune system, increases resistance to stress. Today Japanese consume 90% of the total world grown Stevia.