What is Coconut Sugar?
This sugar is derived from the coconut palm tree and is touted as being more nutritious and lower on the glycemic index than sugar. It is the dehydrated sap of the coconut palm.
Too high in carbohydrates to be keto. It’s another form of sugar. Despite frequent claims that coconut sugar is effectively fructose-free, it’s made of 70–80% sucrose, which is half fructose. For this reason, coconut sugar supplies almost the same amount of fructose as regular sugar, gram for gram.
Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Coconut Sugar?
Raises insulin and blood glucose and may stop ketosis. Consumed in excess, added sugars may cause all sorts of problems like metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Although coconut sugar has a slightly better nutrient profile than table sugar, its health effects should be largely similar.
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