There are some impressive health benefits of coconut sugar including its ability to manage diabetes, boost the immune system and help weight loss efforts. In recent years, coconut sugar has become a popular alternative sweetener, given the concern regarding the increased use of synthetic sugars and high-fructose corn syrup in so many foods. However, before you add this natural sweetener to your diet, it is important to understand where it comes from, how to use it, and the potential benefits it can have on your health.
The first benefit: it reduces weight gain. With a lower level of fructose than normal table sugar, coconut sugar is less likely to contribute to fat deposition. It also increases blood circulation and increases your metabolism. Iron found in coconut sugar will have an impact on your overall blood circulation, which can increase oxygenation and nutrient availability in the body.
Coconut sugar also lowers bad cholesterol level. Inulin is a form of fiber found in coconut sugar, and it has been linked to lowering overall cholesterol levels in the body. By lowering LDL cholesterol and raising HDL cholesterol, this sugar can help minimize your cardiovascular risk and prevent symptoms of atherosclerosis and plaque deposition.
Coconut sugar can prevent oxidative stress. Polyphenolic compounds and phytonutrients in this sugar act as antioxidants in the body. This will lower the impact of free radicals and prevent oxidative stress, which can lead to chronic disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic inflammation.
It can be used in many ways, just as regular sugar, but the collection and production process requires a bit more effort. Furthermore, coconut sugar is known to be sweeter than traditional sugar, so less is required to achieve the same flavor. Use approximately half as much coconut sugar as a recipe calls for traditional sugar, and then increase to boost sweetness, as necessary.
Rhumveld is one of the main importers of (organic) coconut sugar in Europe. Please contact your Rhumveld sales manager if you would like to receive a quotation.