Stevia is the plant that makes our beverages taste sweet and delicious. A sustainable, natural, and non harmful alternative to sugar, stevia is an ingredient we are proud to stand behind. Here are 4 positive health benefits of stevia backed by science that illustrate why stevia is such a miracle of nature.
1. Stevia can help lower blood pressure
Elevated blood pressure is a major risk factor for hearth disease, stroke, and kidney failure. A double blind placebo controlled study published by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology showed that taking stevia orally as a supplement helped reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients.
2. Stevia may lower blood sugar levels and help fight diabetes
Type II diabetics need to carefully monitor insulin and blood sugar levels. Stevia has a 0 glycemic index and has no effect on blood sugar levels. In fact, it actually helped lower blood sugar levels even as much as 18% in one study published in the journal Metabolism Clinical and Experimental.
3. Stevia is loaded with antioxidants
Antioxidants play a large role in protecting our body from a wide range of illnesses, sicknesses, and diseases. Antioxidants also help remove free radicals from our bloodstream. Stevia contains a large number of antioxidants and amino acids that aid in keeping our bodies healthy.
4. Stevia helps reduce sugar intake
Sugar is such a problem that the World Health Organization has issues a recent warning urging governments to take global action to help decrease worldwide consumption starting with sugary drinks. Stevia offers all the sweetness of sugar, without any of its harmful effects such as obesity, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and tooth decay.
We are not medical doctors and cannot give medical advice. As always, we suggest consulting your doctor if you have any questions regarding your stevia consumption and any effects it may have on any pre-existing conditions.