Rabelais;58715 wrote: Stevia was controversial because it was suspected to be carcinogenic. I do not know whether the question about the toxicity of stevia has been resolved by now – the carcinogenic properties of stevia were questioned a few years ago, so maybe this has been resolved by now.
Everything is carinogenic these days, so nothing to worry about :).
Rabelais;58715 wrote: Finally, all stevia products contain fillers. That is, none of them consist of 100% stevia. It depends on the producer which filler is used. Some fillers are less healthy than others.
You really have to be careful with this. Inulin and erythritol seem to be rather safe.
A lot of ‘stevia’ consist mainly of maltodextrine. Be sure to check the ingredients!
Rabelais;58715 wrote: What is a prebiotic? I only know probiotics, and stevia is definitely not a probiotic.
According to Wikipedia: Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds that pass undigested through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and stimulate the growth and/or activity of advantageous bacteria that colonize the large bowel by acting as substrate for them.
In my experience prebiotics are more effective than probiotics, simply because prebiotics pass through the bowels undigested where as most probiotics don’t even reach the bowels.