I am new to Coconut Palm Sugar, and have quickly become a big fan. I use it in my coffee, on my oatmeal and have even tried it in a Wholegrain Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe (which came out fantastic, I will post the recipe soon).
I was first introduced to coconut palm sugar when I visited my friend Karen in California. She is a sister survivor that I met through this blog (read more of our story here). We are both now very dedicated to health, and seeking out ways to improve our nutrient intake. Karen wrote a bit about coconut palm sugar on her blog, I Choose Hope. She uses it in her Choose Hope Chai Latte.
This pretty bag of organic coconut palm sugar caught my eye recently at our local health food store. I have wanted to try coconut palm sugar, and I’m a sucker for pretty packaging! The price was much higher than what I wanted to pay, $6.99 for 16oz! Next time I will order from Amazon, it is $2 bucks cheaper!
What sold me on this product was that it is a sweetener that also has nutrient benefits for the body. It is naturally nutrient-rich. You use it just as you would normally use sugar, it is a perfect 1:1 ratio. It is unrefined, vegan & gluten free.
Here are 6 reasons to replace sugar with coconut palm sugar:
1. Magnesium & Nitrogen
Regulated blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Helps prevent and manage hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Called the “nutrient of intelligence” and is necessary for mental development.
3. Low Glycemic*
Slow absorption into the bloodstream, which means a happier and healthier body. No “sugar crash” like other sweeteners give you.
Electrolytes help with muscular strength, cramps, diabetes maintenance and brain function.
Builds strong bones, reduces high blood pressure and kidney stones, and aids in weight management.
6. Amino Acids
Coconut sugar contains 16 vital amino acids, the building blocks for all life.
*These statements have not been approved by the FDA. Those with sugar related illness and disease should consult with a doctor before consuming any sweetener.