Dr Irfan Unal

SteviaSugar is proud to annouce that commencing 1st of January 2010, you can obtain our products 24 hours daily at Cafe Nautica located in Ground Floor Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang, KL.

Cafe Nautica (owned by Ikhtiar Food Sdn Bhd),
Lot1.11 Ground Floor, Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2166 7455

Branch: G18, Kompleks Daya Bumi, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2691 0812

For Southern Malaysia region, you can get the SteviaSugar products from our agent in Kluang, Johor.
Mr. Mohd Syukri Hj Idris
5, Jalan 1/14, Tmn Sri Kluang, Kluang Johor
012-3869394 / 07-7771077

For Northern Region, please contact:
Aliqiah Enterprise
Mohd Musyri Bin Ali
Kg Sungai Rotan, Pendang Kedah
019-4124151 / 019-475 5141

Mr Aidi Zulkarnain
No 33 Lintang Bukit Kecil, Taman Sri Nibong, 11900 Bayan Lepas Pulau Pinang
012-407 1889

You can view complete agents list at our website.

Very soon, we will list all of our resellers all across Malaysia. If our agency has not reach your area, you can head over to our website to purchase the products using credit card!

Dr Irfan Unal

Do you know that in a day, Malaysians in average consume
up to 24 teaspoonfuls of sugar? The recommended daily sugar intake is only 10 teaspoonfuls.

No wonder there are 1.84 million Malaysians suffering from diabetes today!

Worry not; now you have a new natural alternative to reduce blood sugar!

We are proud to bring you and your family the world’s best natural and calorie-free sweetener made from StebianATM Stevia plant.

It contains absolutely zero calories and is suitable for diabetics, weight-watchers and health - conscious individuals.
Dr Irfan Unal
Do you know that white refined sugar is linked to more than 60 health disorders with diabetes leading the score?

Do you realize that there are 1.84 million diabetics in Malaysia and a third of them do not even realize they have the disease?*

Worry not; now you have a new natural alternative to reduce blood sugar!

We are proud to bring you and your family the world’s best natural and calorie-free sweetener made from StebianATM Stevia plant.

It contains absolutely zero calories and is suitable for diabetics, weight-watchers and health - conscious individuals.
Dr Irfan Unal
We all need sugar.

But excess sugar: that is downright unhealthy.

Now it seems that sugar consumption in Malaysia seems to be hot in debate. TheSun today through their journalist Karen Arukesamy wrote a report about five things wrong with sugar.

Here are the five ultimate sins of sugar:

1. Sugar is unnatural chemical - produced by industries processes by refining it down to pure sucrose, after stripping away vitamins, minerals, proteins enzymes and other nutrients

2. Processed same way as heroin - sugar is first pressed as juice from sugar cane and refined into molasses then into brown sugar and finally into white crystals

3. Almost identical to alcohol - the biochemical make up of white sugar is almost identical to alcohol except fro one molecule

4.Addictive - sugar addicts are much like drug addicts in need, withdrawal and denial where the syptoms include tremors, flu-like symptoms, headaches and intense mood swings

5.Causes slow and insidious damage to the body - refined sugar is devoid of all nutrients, it causes the body to deplete its own stores of various vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

Overprocessed=not natural = not healthy

Sugar is an overprocessed food item. Lets not forget that. Anything that is not natural, is alien to human body system and is totally unnecessary in our food.

It is never meant to be part of our natural diet, ever.

And let us open our eyes to see that modernization has made some of the biggest mistake: feeding us with unnatural food products hence letting us suffer with incurable diseases.

This is 21st century and we should be moving forward, but the reality is every minute people dies because of these unnatural, overprocessed food commodity, especially refined white sugar. Isn't that ironic!
Dr Irfan Unal

A couple of days ago various consumer groups proposed Malaysian Government that sugar subsidy should be removed. The rationale behind it is to discourage people from consuming sugar too much. Without subsidy, that would mean an increase of 70% of sugar price!

Malaysian sugar dilemma

The 2006 National Health and Morbidity Survey said that over40% adults in Malaysia are overweight. That means almost half Malaysian adults are prone to diseases. Apart from not having exercise in their daily routine, most Malaysians consume sugar too much! It is estimated that Malaysians in average take 24 teaspoons of sugar daily, whereas only 10 teaspoon is the recommended daily intake.

Price increase, a no-no

My view is that price increase would not have desirable effect on sugar consumption. People would still be drinking their teh tarik and colas no matter the subsidy is removed or not. Just take a look at the tobacco industry. Price of cigarettes have been increased more than five times over the last 5 years, but there is no sign of people quitting.

Instead of raising the price of sugar, what government and general public should do is to find alternatives. There is a lot of sugar substitute out there, and natural ones are the best. Among the natural ones, Stevia sits on the top.

Stevia is currently the best, natural, non-calorific sweetener in the world. So why not, consider using stevia today?
Dr Irfan Unal

Salam Eidul Adha readers!

It has been a while, because we were busy preparing a range of exciting products made from stevia! Watch out new developments in our website!

A recent newspaper article in The Star dated 15th November 2009 (which is the World Diabetes Day) mentioned about "Sweet Killer". What an interesting read!

Here are the highlights:

1.The International Diabetes Federation estimates that there are 1.84 million diabetic patients in Malaysia. They predict that 24,000 Malaysians from that number will die of the disease next year.

2. Around the world, in every 10 seconds, a person dies from diabetes, and two person develop diabetes.

3. A third of Malaysian diabetics are not aware they have diabetes.

4. Diabetes threat is far larger than H1N1

5. Sugar is linked to more than 60 ailments include diabetes, obesity, heart problems, osteoperosis, kidney problems, asthma and allergies

6. Malaysians in general consumed 24 teaspoonfuls of sugar daily. Recommended daily intake is 10 teaspoon only!

So what now? Should we avoid sugar at all cost?

What I can say is that we take it moderately. Of course it is much better, if you can use stevia as sugar replacement. Its the calories that kill, and stevia has zero calories.

Diabetes is a serious death-causing disease that is happening in front of our eyes. Take heed!
If you fail to notice your cup of 'teh tarik' contains 6 teaspoon of sugar, then by all means prepare; you are in the road to diabetes.