New York, NY, June 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Summertime drinks can add a shocking number of hidden calories, wreaking havoc on our waistlines. Following a few easy tips and replacing sugar with Stevia Extract In The Raw® in favorite summer beverages, can cut hundreds of calories a day. The simple substitutions detailed below can help shave a total of 300 calories a day, which over a month’s time can equal up to 2.5 pounds of weight loss. As versatile as sugar, Stevia In The Raw is a delicious, zero–calorie sweetener derived directly from the leafy green foliage of the Stevia plant, providing a natural alternative to sugar.
“Stevia-based sweeteners are a great, natural solution for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet-tooth without the guilt,” says Sarah Wally, registered dietitian and spokesperson for Stevia Extract In The Raw. “Swapping out the added sugar in your favorite drinks with calorie-free Stevia In The Raw is a simple step that can have a big impact when multiplied throughout your day.”
Whether at work, on the beach or on the go, the following are some easy tips to enjoy the sweet moments of summer while dramatically cutting calories:
Many popular coffee chains put up to 2 tablespoons of sugar in that seemingly innocuous glass of iced coffee, adding over 90 additional calories. A simple substitution of a few packets of zero-calorie Stevia In The Raw keeps morning java naturally sweet, without the added calories.
The mid-day heat can be brutal in the dog days of summer. While the first instinct may be to grab an ice cold soda, those extra calories won't do a beach-ready body any favors. Homemade lemonade or refreshing ice tea made with all-natural Stevia In The Raw are thirst-quenching alternatives to soda and save roughly 100 calories per cup.
Sports drinks replenish electrolytes but add calories - about 50 calories per cup. Unless one is doing intense exercise for a prolonged period of time, water is the best choice to keep hydrated. This summer, add a sweet twist to work out the taste buds as well, by adding a packet of Stevia In The Raw and a slice of lemon or orange to a regular bottle of water.
Nothing beats a glass of sangria on a balmy summer evening. Make this traditional Spanish punch even sweeter by saving calories without sacrificing taste. Choose Stevia In The Raw instead of sugar when mixing a pitcher of sangria and cut about 60 calories per serving.
For additional calorie savings in favorite recipes, Stevia In The Raw can also be used for cooking and baking with the new, convenient Baker’s Bag that measures cup for cup when substituting for sugar. Stevia In The Raw is the first brand to offer a Stevia bulk product that is best suited for cooking and baking, in response to the growing demands for a natural substitute to sugar.
Visit www.steviaintheraw.com for naturally delicious recipes and tips.
About Stevia Extract In The Raw
Stevia Extract In The Raw is a 100% natural zero calorie sweetener. Its sweetness is derived from Rebiana (aka Reb-A) — an extract from the Stevia plant. Stevia Extract In The Raw is manufactured by Cumberland Packing Corp., the company that produces Sugar In The Raw natural cane turbinado sugar. For more information and stevia-sweetened recipes, visit www.steviaintheraw.com.
Contact: Kristen Kurtz