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Coconut Sugar YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE 33 Healthier Ways to Satisfy

Coconut Sugar
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What it is: Sugar that’s made from the sap of the coconut palm tree.

Best uses: Taste- and texture-wise, it’s a lot like brown sugar—and you can sub it one-for-one in recipes.

Is it better for you? Like maple syrup, coconut sugar contains trace amounts of minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. But you’d have to eat at least 1/4 cup to reap the benefits, which is way more sugar than anyone needs in a day, Caspero says. (Women should stick to less than six teaspoons of sugar per day, and men should max out at no more than nine teaspoons.) “Because coconut sugar contains less fructose than white sugar, your liver metabolizes it in a healthier way,” Caspero says. That means less potentially turns into fat. But since coconut sugar is higher in sucrose, it still raises your blood sugar.

https://naturific.com/comparing-all-the-alternatives-to-sugar/


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