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2 x OPIKA Natural Coconut Blossom Sugar 300g
Pure Granulated Coconut Nectar
A Nutrient Powerhouse, natural coconut blossom sugar is minimally processed to give you the natural sweetness from coconut plant.
This 100% pure granulated coconut nectar has a low glycaemic index (GI). GI is measurement (in percentage) of the effect of carbohydrates in food on blood sugar levels in healthy individuals over a two hour period. Food with a low GI keep your blood sugar level stable and do not give you a sugar spike. The lower the GI level. the better it is.
With aGI level of only 35,natural coconut palm sugar is ideal for people who have to watch their sugar intake. It has a natural sweet caramel or butterscoth flavour and fragrance and is also packed with lots of vitamins and minerals.
Suitable for drinks, desserts, cereals and baked goods. Switch from cane sugat to coconut blossom nectar, and start enjoying the natural sweetness without affecting your health.
Differences Between Organic Sugar & White Sugar
Americans eat an average of 61 pounds of refined, white sugar each year, according to an article in the October 2009 edition of "Discover Magazine." In recent years, interest in organic sugar has increased as more people become concerned with the potential health hazards of eating refined and processed foods. While there are some distinct differences between organic and white sugar, its still important to monitor and limit your consumption of either type of sugar to maintain a healthy diet.
Contrary to popular belief, the label organic does not mean unprocessed when it comes to sugar. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration labels pure raw sugar as unfit for direct consumption because of the impurities it often contains. All sugar, therefore, must undergo some form of processing before it's sold. The term organic is actually used to indicate the farming methods used to grow the sugarcane or sugar beets from which the sugar is obtained. White sugar, in addition to being processed in a way that removes all traces of its natural molasses content, is usually obtained from sugarcane or sugar beets grown in fields utilizing commercial chemical pesticides and herbicides. If you are concerned about potential pesticide contamination and want sugar that has undergone the least amount of processing, you should look for sugar labeled organic and raw or natural.
Flavor of Sugars
White sugar is refined through a multi-step process using several different chemicals, including sulfur dioxide, phosphoric acid, and calcium hydroxide. This refining process removes any impurities from the sugar, as well as the natural molasses that gives natural organic sugar its varying shades of brown color. At the end of the refining process, white sugar is 100 percent sucrose, according to a report from Elmhurst College. To sugar connoisseurs, this exacting process of purification also removes the elements that provide flavor to sugar, leaving only sweetness. Refined organic sugar may undergo a similar process -- organic sugar that has been purified this way will be extremely white and have a slightly finer texture than standard white table sugar. Refined organic sugar will share the same basic flavor as refined white sugar. Organic raw or natural sugar, however, does have a distinctive flavor difference, caused by the natural molasses content in each sugar crystal. Organic sugar labeled turbinado has the highest natural molasses content and may sometimes even have a slight aroma.
The Effect of Refined Sugar on the Body
Refined sugar is made from sucrose extracted from raw sugar cane or sugar beets. Often added to processed foods and beverages, refined sugar has several forms such as granulated white sugar, brown sugar, fructose, sucrose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup and malt syrup. The average American consumes about 22 tsp. of refined sugars each day, which is 355 calories, according to the American Heart Association, or AHA. The recommended daily consumption of added sugar is 150 calories or 9 tsp. daily for men, and 100 calories or 6 tsp. for women. Consuming excessive amounts of added sugars may cause serious problems with your health.
An obesity epidemic has developed in America over the past 30 years, with over-consumption of refined sugars greatly contributing to the dilemma, according to the AHA. Sugary foods contain a lot of calories in a small amount of food, which may cause you to overload on calories before your stomach feels full. Refined sugar is composed of simple carbohydrates, which are converted into glucose for energy. Any unused glucose is stored as fat cells in your body.
When the normal bacteria inside your mouth come into contact with sugar, acid is produced, which destroys tooth enamel and eventually results in tooth decay, according to the American Dental Association. Dentists recommend that their patients limit consumption of sugar-filled sodas, cookies, doughnuts, and other snacks that may damage their teeth.
Your pancreas controls blood-sugar levels by producing insulin, which transports glucose to your cells for energy, and any excess to your liver for storage. Eating excess refined sugar causes the pancreas to overproduce insulin, resulting in too much sugar being removed from the blood. This low-sugar condition is called hypoglycemia, or the sugar blues, which eventually exhausts your liver, pancreas and adrenal glands as they try to keep your sugar levels in balance, according to Dr. Gordon Tessler, author of The Genesis Diet.
Diabetes mellitus, or sugar diabetes, is caused by a pancreas that is not producing enough insulin. This form of diabetes is directly related to over-consumption of refined sugar, writes Dr. David Reuben, author of Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Nutrition.
Vitamin and Mineral Depletion
Refined sugars use your bodys stored B-vitamins, calcium and magnesium for their digestion. Natural sugars are present in foods such as whole grains, vegetables and fruits, which already contain the needed nutrients for their digestion. Regular consumption of foods high in refined sugar will deplete B-vitamins, calcium and magnesium stores from your body, writes Tessler. When your body lacks B-vitamins, your nervous system suffers and you may experience fatigue, depression, anxiety and lack of energy. Lack of calcium and magnesium may contribute to arthritis and osteoporosis, adds Tessler.
Natural sugars are present in foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and starches. Get the energy your body needs from these kinds of foods, rather than processed foods loaded with refined sugars. The AHA suggests cutting back on refined sugars in your diet by using less table sugar as a sweetener, reducing the amount of sugar in home-baked goods, and choosing all-natural fruit juices or sugar-free beverages. Consult your physician before making any dietary changes.
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