In addition, this plant has a zero glycemic index, which means that it does not provoke the release of insulin and does not increase blood sugar. In 1990, at the XI World Symposium on Diabetes and Longevity, scientists and doctors agreed that “stevia is a very valuable plant that increases the bioenergetics of a living organism and, with regular use, slows down the aging process and promotes longevity!” Stevia also has a beneficial effect on the immune system, cardiovascular system, digestive organs and helps to successfully solve the problem of excess weight. Stevia is resistant to high temperatures, acids and alkalis, which makes it possible to use it in cooking. Use stevia instead of sugar in cereals, pastries, jams and syrups. Soft drinks with stevia are very good at quenching thirst, unlike drinks with sugar, which only increase thirst.