Better Diabetic Health With The Aid Of
Pure And Natural Coconut
Coconut sugar is relatively new, up and coming in your regular food market. Many people though are trying to change their daily diet to obtain better diabetic health.
Regular sugar, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup and processed and packaged foods plus the quick stop at the fast food drive-in are all leading to a society of declining health and increased obesity.
People are looking for a way out of this dilemma.
Pure VCO, virgin coconut oil and coconut water plus coconut nectar have steadily been gaining in popularity because of their exceptional health benefits. As an anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial, plus a major storehouse of vitamins, minerals and nutrients our bodies need, pure coconut products are recommended consistently to help reduce diabetic complications. Positive results have been documented for your heart, bone and kidney health. Digestive disturbances and inbalances (allergies) have also shown an increased reduction in occurrence and in severity of symptoms. Along with these, its low glycemic rating of 35 means it is rapidly out-pacing agave, stevia, maple sugar or honey as the sweetener of choice in baked goods, beverages, homemade candies, desserts or homemade sauces and salad dressings.
Coconut sugar is made from the flowers of the coconut palm tree. Harvested flowers are split open, drained of their sap and then boiled to remove the excess moisture. This syrup is then dried into fine granules, packaged and sold. Several other processing methods can be found but all use the natural sap from the coconut palm as their base ingredient. No added chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides are used in any part of the growing, harvesting or processing stage. The final results are therefore always pure 100% natural.
Be very careful though when selecting coconut sugar (also known as palm sugar by some companies) for purchase. Some companies list coconut sugar as palm sugar (since it is from the coconut palm tree) but there is another product already on the market with the name palm sugar. That version is not from the coconut flower. Read the ingredient label and always confirm your source before purchase. The label must read
(preferably organic) coconut sugar as the only ingredient on that label.
Easily Using It In Your Daily Routine
Surprise! For once this is going to be easy. There is no formulas to decipher or alterations to make
. Coconut sugar replaces regular sugar on a 1:1 ratio. Coconut nectar replaces agave syrup on a 1:1 ratio also. If your recipe calls for 1 cup of granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey or whatever - you use 1 cup of coconut sugar instead.
But the major advantage, coconut products do not include the overwhelmingly high levels of chemically-processed fructose which is common to agave syrup. And remember, chemically-derived fructose (the best example is HFCS) is the sweeteners commonly used showing high levels of fructose which is detrimental to your health. What most people were never informed, even though agave does have a low glycemic rating, it also has a "through the roof" fructose rating. Common high fructose corn syrup generally has around a 45-55% rating. Agave syrup though has varieties showing up to 90% or greater. All of this is just a formula to increased insulin resistance. This is the absolute last thing a diabetic wants to happen!
Although not a large difference in the grams of sugar (regular sugar has 4 grams per teaspoon, coconut sugar is 3 grams), over a years time these numbers can definitely add up. Just by reducing that 1 single gram per day, over a years time this can easily add up to reducing your sugar intake by 39 lbs or more. That is the equivalent of almost 8 bags of sugar. Just think what happens if you reduce your sugar intake by more than 1 teaspoon a day!
So adding coconut sugar to your daily diet is one way of reducing your blood sugar spikes. Because of your continued desire to learn how to adjust your diet without having to give up all your favorite foods, adding coconut sugar can often mean you can still enjoy a little sugar in that cup of coffee or tea, in your favorite fruit muffin recipe, in a bowl of hot oatmeal, or just as a sweetener in a fresh fruit and vege Smoothie. Using this sugar as a replacement can become one of your life's secret pleasures without all the guilt.
For an even better suggestion though, many recipes do not need as much sugar as is commonly called for. Get in the habit of reducing your sugar usage in every recipe by small amounts over time. As your taste buds become used to the lesser amounts, eventually you may be using half as much as normal and still not even miss it.
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