Refined sugar is incredibly harmful to your health. For this reason, people have been looking for healthy alternatives, although there are many low-calorie sweeteners on the market, most of them are artificial. The solution everyone has been looking for is stevia, a 100% natural, zero calorie sweetener with many benefits. Stevia is a green, leafy plant that is native to South America. It has been used for medicinal purposes for many centuries. The plant has also been bred for its strong, sweet flavor and used as a sweetener. There are two major compounds in leaves of stevia called Stevioside and Rebaudioside. These two compounds are hundred times more sweeter than sugar.