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Is stevia good for you?

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Stevia is proven to have many health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, fighting diabetes and obesity. Stevia is packed with many antioxidant compounds including triterpenes, flavonoids and tannins.

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Stevia is an herbal plant naturally grown in South American countries such as Brazil and Paraguay. Stevia is used as a sweetener. However, unlike sugar, stevia does not affect blood sugar levels because it does not possess any carbohydrates, making it beneficial for diabetics and obese people alike. The glycosides in stevia extract dilate blood vessels and increase both sodium excretion and urine output. As a result, stevia may benefit hypertensive people over time.

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