What are the health benefits of Stevia?

Believe it or not, stevia can help cut down the risk of the following diseases:


Stevia sweetener which is a zero calorie sweetener seems to be the best alternative for the normal table sugar since it does not contribute calories or carbohydrates to the diet.


People who try to follow a diet to reduce weight end up sacrificing taste due to the high calories content associated with it. Stevia seems to be the answer, which provides the right taste as well the reduced calorie intake, which leads to a healthy lifestyle.

Pancreatic cancer

Stevia is known to contain many sterols and antioxidant compounds namely the kaempferol. Kaempferol is a natural flavonol, which is a type of flavonoid, found in a variety of plants and plant-derived foods. Research has found that kaempferol can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by 23%.

Blood pressure

Stevia is known to contain compounds called glycosides, which are a compound formed from a simple sugar and another compound by replacement of a hydroxyl group in the sugar molecule. Glycosides which are present in stevia extract have been found to dilate blood vessels. They also have the ability to increase sodium excretion and urine output.