Grow your own stevia and cut sugar out of your diet!
Stevia is an herbaceous perennial, grows to 1 m high and likes full sun.
Originating in South America where it was widely used by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay as a medicine, sweetener and sugar substitute.
Stevia leaves can be kept indefinitely dried and can also be added to stewed fruit and other dishes. Two or three leaves added whole or powdered are enough to sweeten a cup of tea or coffee.
Or you can make a syrup an use as a sweetener by adding two teaspoons of dried stevia to one litre of water, bring to the boil and simmer for ten minutes and let stand. This can then be stored in the fridge and used as required.