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Sweet Brazilian Leaf
by Leland Waldrip

Sunday, February 18, 2007
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If you’re tired of worrying about the toxicity of artificial sweeteners but don’t want to absorb the empty calories of sugar, here’s a no-cal product I think you’ll like.





Artificial sweeteners, ubiquitous,


In much we eat and drink,


Effect on health, iniquitous,


Made me stop and think:


 


How do I play calorie game?


Queried web, answer found.


Stevia —unlikely name —


From natural leaf is ground.


 


Sweetens like aspartame,


No guilty calories, of course.


 For sweet tea, cereal same,


I found a low priced source.


 


Swansonvitamins.com on line,


Has vitamins and Stevia too,


A hundred paks for $3.59,


I said, “Okay, this’ll do”.


 


Toxic sweeteners we’ll unseat


If word’s spread all over town.


Stevia’s taste is oh, so sweet,


And helps you fit your gown.


 


© 2007 R. Leland Waldrip


    


 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/12/2007
Thank you for sharing this informative poem, Leland. I'd not heard of stevia before this. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 2/27/2007
Additional info on stevia: Internet article says that 47% of sweeteners used in Japan are stevia based, including Diet Coke. It is illegal to sell aspartame there.
Leland
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/21/2007
thanks for the share the tips i know many will
try this out
sounds good anything natural is good
most times
take care
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/19/2007
How sweet it tis.

Ron
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/19/2007
You betta send me some of those..okay!!

Not sure if it's available in my old coutry....maybe by a different name I guess!!

Sighhhhhh!!

Sweetner Love Tinky
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 2/19/2007
Wow! I like the message in this one! A SWEET poem for all of us who could benefit in the END! LOL!
I'll have to get me some! Thanks Leland!
Love and Peace~
Kimmy~
Reviewed by C. J. Stevens 2/19/2007
How rare to find information on health in the form of a charming poem with a galloping rhythm! Thank you for this invaluable advice.
CJ
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/19/2007

STEVIA HAS BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY TESTED IN THE SEVENTIES, EIGHTIES AND NINETIES. THERE IS NO CONTRA-INDICATION OR SIDE REACTION OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ALLERGIC. The "WHO" WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS LISTED STEVIA AS RISKLESS. (It can be bought from most HEALTHSTORES.)

I did enjoy this poetic composition.

I salute You, Poet.

In gratitude and admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/18/2007
Cute poem.
So...you have a sweet tooth?

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 2/18/2007
I am a constant tea drinker myself. No sugar. Liked this health poem.



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