Why Coconut Sugar is the Only Sugar I Use!
- Low glycemic index of 35.
- high in potassium, magnesium, iron, boron, zinc, sulfur, and copper.
- Environmentally friendly.
- Everything from coconuts is healthy for the body.
Coconut sugar keeps your blood sugar low and steady unlike most other sweeteners. This is great news for those concerned with health issues such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and gallstones. Low glycemic foods are important to overall health since they do not create rapid spikes in blood glucose levels. Increased blood glucose triggers beta-cells of the pancreas to increase insulin. When insulin production becomes excessive, this can set the stage for type II diabetes , hypoglycemia, and insulin resistance.
Coconuts are grown in parts of the world where artificial fertilizers and pesticides are rarely ever used. Monsoons periodically wash seaweed and ocean water around the trees to give a rich environment full of nutrients. The old dead coconut fronds and husks are used as a natural fertilizer. Coconut trees can produce for seventy years and they produce year round.
But, where does coconut sugar come from you may ask? Well that is an excellent question. Everyone knows coconut trees produce coconuts. Before they produce coconuts they produce a flower and like maple trees you take the sap and that makes the sugar. The coconut bud is sliced off and the sap is collected. This is then dried to a thick paste or dried completely. Coconut sugar is finally showing up in health food stores. There you will pay close to $36 a pound. I shop at an oriental market and pay less than $3.00 for 25 ounces. It pays to shop around.
Bruce Fife, ND, Director of the Coconut Research Center and author of many books on coconut including Coconut Cures: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut is the leading expert on coconuts. Do yourself and your family a favor, pickup one of his books. You will start using coconut products everyday. I have all his books!
Just a few ways I use coconut products.
- Coconut oil is the only thing I use on my skin and moisturize my hair.
- Coconut oil is my first line of defense for cuts and skin abrasions.
- Coconut oil is the only oil I cook with.
- Coconut milk is the only “milk” I use for cooking and drinking.
- Coconut meat is used in food dishes and desserts.
- Coconut sugar (canned) for everything that needs a sweet taste.
- Coconut flour for baking, cooking and thickening.
Last but not at all least is the taste of coconut sugar. To me it has a slight caramel flavor. Once you try it you will love it. I turned my Chiropractor and his wife onto this sugar by making a cheese cake ( only three ingredients – cream cheese, eggs and coconut sugar) and they are hooked. Dr. H doesn’t eat may sweets but his wife says now when she wants to use the jar of coconut sugar she sees that some has been eaten. Dr. H gets a spoon and just dips in and will have a spoonful as a treat.
I could tell you lots more stories of people who now eat coconut sugar because of the taste and how good it is for you. One more story, this is funny, I turned my Pharmacist and her husband ( my anti-aging doctor) onto coconut sugar also. I did not however tell her where to buy it. The next time I saw her she told me this story. She went to the health food store and asked for coconut sugar, there was one box left so she just picked it up and finished shopping. At the checkout she discovered it was $18. She was thinking to her self, Juanita said she only uses coconut sugar and some stevia as sweeteners how can she afford to use this? Well $18 a pound is expensive but it is so very good for you, I will get it anyway. When she got home she looked at the box more closely and realized it was $18 for 8 ounces!! About that time Dr. J ( her husband) came into the kitchen and saw the box of sugar, opened it, and spilled some on the counter she immediately yelled at him and said,” that’s very expensive sugar, lick it up off the counter,don’t waste any of it!” I laughed and laughed at that (the picture in my mind of him licking the counter) but now, I never forget to tell people where to look for it. Not all oriental markets carry it so you may have to look around.
Exhibitor Show Highlights at UK’s Natural Food Show 2012. Virtual-Strategy Magazine. TIANA’s raw active honeys provide considerable benefits for therapeutic use. Coconut baking flour is excellent for gluten free low carbohydrates and fibre rich diets. Sugar-free raw crystallised coconut nectar is a delicious low Glycemic sugar and more.…Exhibitor Show Highlights at UK’s Natural Food Show 2012 Virtual-Strategy Magazine
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