Coconut sugar, sometimes called coconut palm sugar, comes from the sap of the coconut palm tree — not the coconuts.
Harvesters tap coconut palm sap by cutting into the tree’s flower bud stem to access its nectar. The palm liquid sap is then collected into containers. This sap is placed under heat and boiled until the water gets evaporated and only raw coconut sugar remains.
Coconut sugar is a popular sweetener in many vegan diets, as it is plant-based and minimally processed. Because of its properties, it is considered a better sweetener with a lower glycemic index.
Here are some astounding health benefits of coconut sugar:
1. Prevents low blood sugar:
The body relies on glucose for energy. Coconut sugar can help raise blood glucose levels and prevent conditions such as low blood sugar or hyperglycemia.
2. Lower chances of blood sugar spike:
Coconut sugar contains a small amount of inulin, a soluble fibre that can make post-meal blood sugar spikes less likely. Foods containing inulin can be a healthy choice for people with diabetes.
It contains potassium, magnesium, and sodium, which are essential for regulating our bodies water content and many heart, nerve and muscle functions.
4. Raw antioxidants:
Since coconut sugar is just dehydrated coconut sap, it is considered a raw food. It retains the rich antioxidants found in the source. Antioxidants fight the oxidation of cells in the body, which helps combat ageing.
However, even if coconut sugar is a tidbit healthy, it must still be consumed in moderation to maintain overall good health.
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