If you wish to lead a healthy life, while ensuring that you can truly enjoy your food, all you have to do is learn about the ingredients you use a little more.
There are so many alternatives out there that are healthy for foods that you think you cannot do without. Being healthy is not about curbing your cravings and avoiding foods that you love, it is simply about learning about the alternatives available and eating right.
Today, we’re going to introduce you to a healthier alternative to sugar.
Coconut sugar is a great alternative to refined white sugar. What’s more, it gives you some great opportunity to try out some interesting recipes. So if you are indeed depriving yourself of those amazing home made cookies or fruit crumbles, you shouldn’t, use coconut sugar instead and devour every bite.
How is it healthier?
Coconut sugar is a powerhouse of nutrition. When white sugar is refined, all the nutrition is stripped off given the processing. Coconut sugar on the other hand retains all its minerals, including those of zinc, calcium, potassium and iron as it goes through bare minimum processing.
Coconut sugar is formed from the coconut palm flowers. The sap is removed from the flower buds, it is then heated, till all the moisture evaporates and the thick paste that remains is ground to achieve sugar granules.
Coconut sugar is good for you, as it does not have a bad impact on your blood sugar levels. It’s glycemic index is low. The glycemic level of coconut sugar is 35 as compared to cane sugar which is well above the 50 mark. Foods that come with a high glycemic index cause you to feel lethargic, feel hungry faster and also make you feel irritable.
So, go ahead and include this amazing alternative to refined white sugar in your diet for a healthy life. You could speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn how to lead a healthy life with this alternative.