The coconut sugar can be an alternative to the common sugar?

Written by CinziaTosini

The question is: sugar – whatever it is – It is bad for health? The answer is yes! That said, I'm not for absolute deprivation, but for the limits to excesses. What sucrose – sugar that usually use – is harmful to health, it has long been known. Both the one extracted from beet, than that from sugar cane: only changes the color. Of course I am not referring only to the spoon that we put into the cup, but all that is added in various food preparations.

So what? How to sweeten our foods? The right choice would be to disabituarci slowly to sweet flavors, thus avoiding the 'sugar trap.' In practice, the vicious circle that is created after the consumption of a food rich in sugar, or better, sucrose (glucose and fructose) which causes the desire for more sugar. A sort of addiction. Having said, I'll talk about a natural sweetener that has some positive side more than the common sugar. Obviously, because it has a lot of calories, still it has to be consumed with moderation.

Well, coconut sugar is derived from coconut palm flower, that once engraved, It emits a sugary sap. From this juice, Once heated and evaporated, you get a large compounduloso golden color and a caramel aftertaste. An ancient and natural method that does not require the addition of additives. But not only ... thanks to its content in nutrients and low glycemic index (the index that measures how much a food raises the level of glucose in the blood), It is definitely more interesting than common sugar.

  • It provides course vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, C, polyphenols and antioxidants.
  • Contains iron, zinc, calcium and potassium.
  • It contains inulin, a fiber that allows a slower assimilation of sugars.
  • No preservatives.
  • It contains no gluten.
  • It is not bleached.
  • It’ very calorie.
In conclusion, I would say that coconut sugar– when used in small doses – It can be an alternative to the common sugar. The fact remains that if you want to sweetness, la frutta – fresh or dried that both – It is undoubtedly the best choice!


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