Friday, April 7, 2017

Must Try: 6 Kinds Of Sugar Substitute For Diabetics!

     Choose healthier alternatives for refined sugar. The natural sweeteners below can provide you a tastier and more healthier alternatives to normal store brought sugars and artificial sweeteners. Whether you have diabetes or you are at risk of having a diabetes (genes or family history), you can try this natural sweeteners to get switched into your daily diet.

1. Coconut Sugar

     This coconut sugar is made from the sap of coconut palm. It can help to prevent spikes in blood sugar levels, which is known to interfere with diabetes management and also plays a major role in weight management.


     Take the sap and boil it down until it became a thick syrup, then let it dry and ground into a powder that has a flavor which is quite similar to caramel.

2. Date Sugar

     Coconut sugar comes from the sap, while this date sugar comes from the fruit itself. Which is dried and finely ground. It means that it has the same amount of fiber as the whole fruit and the nutrients such as vitamin B6, iron, and magnesium.

3. Maple Syrup

     It is made from the sap of maple trees, mostly sugar maples. The sap of maple is boiled, to make a thick, amber liquid, that is full of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, vitamins B2, B5, B6, folic acid, biotin and niacin.

     It contains 70% sugar and about 50 calories per tablespoon, which is more lesser than a corn syrup, which contains about 60 calories per tablespoon.

4. Molasses

     It's a by-product of the white-sugar-refining process, but it contains all of the vitamins and nutrients that are removed as sugar cane is refined. This includes of high levels of iron, calcium, manganese, potassium, magnesium, selenium, and vitamins.

5. Xylitol

     It is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol, which can be found in foods such as berries, corn, and beets. The taste of this Xylitol is almost as sweet as sugar, but is only partially absorbed by the body. Therefore, it has a lower glycemic index and has about nine calories per teaspon.

     Xylitol can be use as a substitute for sugar in small amounts in coffee or tea.

6. Raw Honey

     This raw honey is a good sugar substitute for diabetics, most especially the darker varieties. This includes buckwheat, which contains a strong anti-bacterial properties and antioxidants that helps you in fighting cell-damaging free radicals.

     Raw honey can be easily used by our body. The researchers have noted that consumption of honey can help you improve athletic performance, as compared to their carbohydrate sources.