Health & Awareness

Why Added Sugar is bad?
As a culture, we are used to consuming large amounts of sweet foods. The recommended daily intake of sugar (from all sources of food) is merely 5 teaspoons. The average indian consumes far more than that. It is a myth that sugar provides energy. Energy is provided through nutrient rich food. Added Sugar plays havoc on your health in so many ways.
  • Sugar leads to diabetes and obesity
  • Sugar causes hormonal imbalances
  • Sugar causes tooth decay
  • Sugar feeds cancer cells
  • Sugar can suppress the immune system
  • Sugar quickens the process of aging
1 cup of milk = 2 teaspoons of sugar
1 cup of rice (cooked) = 9 teaspoons of sugar
1 banana = 5 teaspoons of sugar
Corn Flakes =2.4 teaspoons of sugar (per 100 grams)
Cola Carbonated Drink (one can) = 8.25 teaspoons of sugar

Did you know?

Making healthier choices for you and your family. Recognizing the source of maximum sugar intake can help you curb calories quickly
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO CURB SUGAR INTAKE?

Granola bars / energy bars

Marketed as healthy, many granolas contain brown sugar, honey or dextrose. It would be a far better idea to snack on nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios than granolas that contain sugar. 

Daily Beverages

Your daily cup of tea/coffee can contain as much as 32 calories from ADDED SUGAR! A glass of nimbu pani has 32 calories. If your child is used to drinking milk with added ‘healthy’ powders, they are consuming 2 spoonfuls of sugar per cup. Cut down sugar intake by switching to natural zero calorie sweeteners like Stevia. Choosing the right stevia product can be a daunting task with a host of options available. The FAQ section on our website contains information on how to select the right stevia for you and your family.
Packaged food contains a high amount of sugar. Packaged food can range from sauces to namkeens to ketchup and lots more. Consuming these foods on a regular basis is putting your health in harm's way. Cut it down by eating fresh, home cooked meals daily.

Packaged food

Why Artificial Sugar Free is bad
An alarming number of households are turning to artificial sweeteners with a belief that it prevents them for the harmful effects of sugar. These chemical laden sweeteners are probably even worse than sugar when it comes to health hazards. Ingredients to watch out for. - Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame K, Saccharin, Xylitol, etc. 
BEWARE - Some of the proponents of Artificial Sweeteners, are now blending their product with miniscule amount of STEVIA and marketing them as STEVIA based sweeteners.
  • Artificial sweeteners can impact metabolism playing havoc on digestive system.
  • Artificial sweeteners can cause headaches, mood disorders and nausea.
  • Artificial sweeteners impact the blood glucose, insulin and glucagon-like peptide 1 levels.
  • Artificial sweeteners are known to carry carcinogenic ingredients putting people in risk over long term consumption.
A number of Stevia products have made their way into the Indian market. It is essential to segregate good stevia from bad stevia
The Do’s and Dont’s of buying Stevia products
  • Contains anti-caking agents
  • Contains majorly artificial sweetening agents and little amount of Stevia but promotes it as ‘Stevia’
  • Contains Glycerin for making liquid Stevia
Bad Stevia
Contains cheaply available Sugar Alcohols like Erythritol or Sorbitol
Stevia in its pure form is tough to grow and purify and thus expensive. Most of the brands available in India contain one or more of the following Lactose, Erythritol,Dextrose, Maltitol,Maltodextrin or artificial sweeteners. 
Consuming this blended Stevia under the presumption that it is good for health is as bad as adding chemicals into your daily diet. Pure stevia holds a number of benefits but these benefits get minimized or even negated if the product contains chemical ingredients apart from Stevia.
Purity and the truth about fillers

Pure Stevia without fillers and additives

  • Improves diabetic support by boosting insulin sensitivity.
  • Does not cause tooth decay.
  • Works as a breath freshener.
  • Does not carry carcinogenic and hidden chemicals.
  • Does not result in weight gain.
  • Reduces Sugar cravings.
Be wary of Stevia products which use cheap fillers, bulking agents and other chemicals. Pure stevia is tough to source and thus expensive. The level of purity can also depend on the extraction process ranging from 70% to 98%. We only package high quality 98% purity obtained Stevia. With Pluck One, you can be assured of purity across all our Stevia products. 

Purity and the truth about extraction