- Stevia leaves are low in calories and much sweeter than sugar. If used as a substitute, it helps in weight loss and controlling blood sugar levels. It is also a more natural form of sugar in comparison to processed sugar.
- Stevia leaves contain antioxidants that help in cleansing the body and healing it internally. It also contains Vitamins and Minerals which are useful for the body.
- It can be stored in a clean, dry, humid-free place like any other herb and it will stay fresh for several months.
- Some of the flavanoid polyphenolic antioxidant phytochemicals present in stevia are kaempferol, quercetin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, isoquercitrin, iso-steviol. The functions of phytochemicals are helping in body’s defense mechanism, inflammation balance, vascular, eye, and bone health, and reducing the risk of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.