Stevia is a natural food sweetener with virtually no calories. It has several health benefits. It does not trigger an insulin response and therefore can be used by diabetics as a sweetener. The appeal of Stevia is that it has no calories. A 1 gram portion has 1 calorie and about 1 gram of carbohydrates. It has no fat or cholesterol. The dry leaves of Stevia contain approximately 42% of water-soluble substances (that's why it sweetens more when mixed with liquids). The most important active principle is Stevioside. It also contains proteins, fiber, iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, zinc and vitamins A and C. It has 0 calories and it is very good to lose weight, since it reduces the anxiety for the food (taking from 10 to 15 drops 20 minutes before the meals), and when regulating the insulin, the body stores less fats. It also decreases the desire for sweets and fats and is a mild diuretic. And as if that wasn't enough, it enhances the aroma of the infusions or foods where it is added. Stevia provides a hypoglycemic action to people suffering from type 2 diabetes, not dependent on insulin. It is beneficial for hypertensive people as it acts as a hypotensive and cardiotonic, that is, it regulates blood pressure and heartbeat. Stevia is also a vasodilator and a powerful antioxidant about 7 times more powerful than green tea. Stevia is a bactericide and is used in toothpaste and chewing gum to prevent tooth decay due to its antibiotic action against bacterial plaque. It fights certain fungi, such as Candida Albicans, which causes vaginitis. Stevia is a mild diuretic that helps lower uric acid levels. It has beneficial effects on the absorption of fats, is antacid and facilitates digestion. Stevia also counteracts fatigue and states of anxiety, improves resistance to colds and flu and is healing and bactericidal in applications against burns, wounds, etc.