What Is Stevia?
The stevia plant originates from South America where the leaves of the plant have been used for hundreds of years to sweeten food. Interestingly it was also used medicinally to treat burns and stomach problems.
Today only the sweetest part of the plant is used creating a natural sweetener that is many times sweeter than sugar.
Its a great modern day crop, only using about one fifth of the land required to grow sugar and much less water.
It has been shown to be useful in lowering blood pressure and other studies have shown that it could be useful in treating type 2 diabetes.
Stevia has zero calories. And little to no effect on blood glucose, insulin levels.