Our body needs a certain amount of sugar as a source of energy. But what often happens is the excess consumption of sugar, it can cause a lot of harm either to our own body or to the environment. It is not uncommon for diseases to occur due to excess consumption of sugar.
So less sugar is good? The truth is, completely taking sugar out of daily consumption is not the wisest thing to do. Then what should you do? By picking the right kind of sugar or switching to the healthier alternatives. Organic coconut sugar is the answer! It’s delicious, it’s healthy and organic.
Coconut sugar is a natural sugar made of sap from the flower bud of the coconut tree. It is not highly processed with no additives, bleaching agents, or any chemicals needed to make it. In fact, the only processing that takes place is heating the coconut sap to evaporate its water content. It is considered healthier and more nutritious than other natural and artificial sugar substitutes due to its low Glycemic Index (GI), vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Nutritional benefits of coconut sugar
- Low Glycemic Index
Glycemic Index (GI) is a measurement for how carbohydrate-containing foods impact blood sugar or glucose level. Coconut sugars GI is 35, which is considered low. While regular sugar is between 60 to 65 and considered high. So consuming coconut sugar won’t spike your blood sugar.
- Unrefined sugar
Science has revealed that unrefined sugar such as organic coconut sugar is much less addictive than refined sugar which is regular table sugar. Switching the refined options and replacing them with unrefined options like coconut sugar should benefit us overall by reducing sugar cravings and intake.
- Less Fructose
Fructose is a type of sugar your body converts to fat quickly. You shouldn’t consume large amounts of fructose other than what you get in fresh fruit. Agave nectar is 90 percent fructose, and high-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose. Coconut sugar has just 45 percent fructose, making it a better option than these other sweeteners.
- Amino Acid & Vitamin
Coconut sugar is made from 100% coconut nectar which is rich in 17 amino acids needed to build the proteins used in growth, repair and maintenance of body tissues, enzymes, and hormones. Coconut sugar is also rich in various vitamins, including twelve of the essential vitamin B complex. Inositol, sometimes referred to as vitamin B8, is high in coconut sugar. Inositol is required by the body for the formation of healthy cells.
Coconut sugar contains potassium, magnesium, and sodium, which are all essential for regulating your body’s water content as well as many heart, nerve, and muscle functions. It has nearly 400 times more potassium than regular sugar.
Is coconut sugar better for you than white sugar?
Coconut sugar, due to its origins and its manufacturing process, retains some of the nutrients from the coconut palm itself. Cane sugar on the other hand is nutrient deficient, that’s why it’s often called “empty calories”
Is coconut sugar healthier than honey?
Both coconut sugar and honey have their own benefits. But to remind you, honey that you find in the market is often highly processed honey. Honey itself has really great health benefits, but with all the processing makes it all almost gone. On the other hand, coconut sugar is less processed and still retains its great nutrients.
But it’s important to remember that coconut sugar is still a sugar. There’s no getting away from that. Like with all sugars, it will cause a rise in your blood sugar, but not as much as with cane sugar. It surely is healthier, but you still should treat coconut sugar like regular sugar, so consume it in moderation and sparingly.
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