Stevia: Natural Sweetener

The stevia plant is native to South America, especially Paraguay, but also the northeast region of my country, Argentina. Stevia has the same benefits other non-nutritive sweeteners have, which are that it contains no calories and has no effect on blood sugar, making it ideal for people losing weight or with diabetes. It’s also used as an herbal supplement ,supported by low-quality studies that suggest health benefits such as management of hypertension and high blood sugar. After years of research, there is no conclusive evidence about the potential dangers of stevia for human health. In animal trials, however, stevia was associated with an increase in infertility.