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coconut sap sugar
Coconut sap sugar is made in a natural
2-step process:

A cut is made on the flower of the coconut palm and the liquid sap is collected into containers.

 

The sap is placed under heat until most of the water has evaporated.

Granulated coconut sap sugar

The end product is brown and granulated. Its color is similar to that of raw sugar, but the particle size is typically smaller or more variable.

It has a caramel taste.  

The sap is the nutrient source to grow coconut, it has impressive amounts of nutrients like zinc and iron as well as antioxidants.

See how the coconut sap sugar is produced
Low glycemic index

The GI of coconut sap sugar is as low as 35 while cane sugar is 65. 

The reason coconut sugar has such a low GI is that it contains inulin, a type of soluble fiber that slows absorption of food in the gut. Inulin also is considered a prebiotic, meaning it is the preferred food for good gut bacteria and may help foster a healthy gut microbiome.

What is Glycemic index (GI)?

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore usually, insulin levels.

When we consume carb-rich foods, our bodies convert their sugars and starches to glucose, but it converts them at very different rates. Some foods break down quickly during digestion and the glucose in the bloodstream increases rapidly and so as the insulin.  When our blood glucose levels rise, our pancreas releases insulin (a hormone) that drives the glucose out of our bloodstream and into our body’s cells where our body can use it as an immediate source of energy or store it as glycogen.  Some foods break down slowly, and the glucose is released gradually into the blood. And, of course, there are moderates.

Who will require low GI diet?
Diabetes:  

having low GI diet can maintain the blood sugar stable and will have less pressure on the pancrea.

Weight control:  

the high fluctuation of blood sugar from high GI diet will in turn cause the release of more insulin hormone to turn the glucose into fat.  As such, to maintain stable blood sugar level is a key to control the weight

People need to maintain smart:  

the high fluctuation of blood sugar from high GI diet will in turn cause the release of more insulin hormone to reduce the blood sugar immediately.  This will cause fluctuation of blood sugar supply to the brain and in turn affect the concentration and memory. This is especially important for kids as high GI will tend to worsen the hyperactive behaviour and also study concentration.  

People looking for healthy lifestyle:  

The diet could be a means to lose weight and prevent chronic diseases related to obesity such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.