The plant Stevia Rebaudiana has been used for more than 1,500 years by the Guaraní peoples of South America. Stevia has many natural antioxidants that help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and control diabetes. The stevia leaves contain potassium, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B3. It’s fiber also helps in curing constipation and promotes proper digestion. Another benefit of stevia is that it contains noticeable level of iron which can stimulate the production of hemoglobin. In a recent study, the carbon footprint of stevia was shown to be 79% lower than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), 55% lower than beet sugar, and 29% lower than cane sugar, based on industry production standards.