Organic Coconut Sugar

YankeeGirl78
By YankeeGirl78 Latest Reply 2014-12-20 16:27:35 -0600
Started 2014-12-17 19:36:14 -0600

I love, love, love my coffee in the morning. However, since being diagnosed with Type II, I have not been enjoying it has much. I have tried: Truvia, Splenda, Equal, Sweet N Low, Stevia and they all taste horrible. A good friend of mine who just beat breast cancer told me about coconut sugar. I am happy to report, that it tasted wonderful!!! However, even more impressive was that it did not cause a huge spike in my sugar. I was at 111 when I awoke and 2 hours after drinking my coffee and having a stick of cheese I was at 123.

Have any of you tried coconut sugar?


13 replies

dclark0769
dclark0769 2014-12-20 15:38:57 -0600 Report

I love my coffee and my sugar in my coffee. I will need to try something. Does this sugar work with baking. I just bought swerve and I have tried in my coffee and so far I don't taste the nasty after taste.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2014-12-20 09:48:05 -0600 Report

thats great! maybe I need to try it. I have heard this before. I too like to drink coffee, not every morning, but especially on cold or chilly mornings in the late Fall and winter. I too tried Stevia years ago, and Splenda, others (never aspartame, alwys been wary of the safety of it) and it was never as good. So I just stopped drinking it for the most part, or sometimes just learned to live with a different taste. Now, I have been skeptical of the safety of Splenda as well, I used it in moderation just a few times here and there in the beginning. So I need to try this. thanks for the reminder!!

Larry Boulerice
Larry Boulerice 2014-12-19 22:31:55 -0600 Report

Thank you I'm going to try this because I tried all the others just like you and I love love love my coffee so I'm definitely going to try it

YankeeGirl78
YankeeGirl78 2014-12-19 09:40:30 -0600 Report

Thank you fefe. I too used to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE white chocolate mocha's. I was diagnosed in November. However, I stopped drinking them about a year ago. I will have to try a latte with whole milk. I do like iced Americano's with half and half and no sugar.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2014-12-19 01:58:20 -0600 Report

I really don't like the taste of coffee. That's why I drank white chocolate mochas everyday for a long time. Loved the effect, the taste, the warmth, the sugar! Was diagnosed with the big D 3yrs ago, had complications so I was in for a month. She i got out I was determined to take better care of myself. So how did I tackle coffee. I drink whole milk lattes now. No sugar! Did it take some time, yes. But I decided I wanted the coffee so I found a coffe shop I liked and learned to drink it without the sugar. I discovered coffee is not the same everywhere. I enjoy it now, and my health enjoys it too. I say stay away from sugar, its not our friend. Any chance you can go without do. Your taste buds will thank you.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-12-18 09:49:48 -0600 Report

Howdy YG.
I have a small bag of coconut sugar i purchased some time ago. I don't drink coffee or tea so I haven't opened it yet and I am unlikely to do so in the near future.

I queried Google regarding Coconut sugar and one ot the reples returned was this from Dr Weil: "If you want to try coconut sugar, shop carefully and read the labels before buying: some brands may be mixed with cane sugar and other ingredients. You'll find products described as "coconut crystals," "coconut sugar" or "coconut palm sugar," and you'll probably notice that they are more expensive than regular cane sugar. I checked prices online and saw that they ranged from about $4 to $15 per pound. The Food Network gives comparative pricing as follows: cane sugar seven cents per ounce, vs. coconut sugar 22 cents per ounce."

Weil continues:
"Overall, there isn't much difference between white table sugar and other natural sugars including coconut, honey, maple syrup (my personal favorite), molasses and sorghum. To the body they are all sugar to be converted to glucose for metabolic fuel. But note that agave nectar can be 85 percent fructose, while maple syrup is about 35 percent."

Source ~ http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA401323/Is-Coco...

I have found a sweetener called WheyLow ~ http://www.wheylow.com/ which is, according to the website is 100% Natural, Tastes Exactly like Sugar, 75% fewer Calories than sugar, 70-80% lower Glycemic Index than sugar Only 1 Effective Carb per Serving. Unfortunately I have stopped drinking coffee and tea and I don't use it much at all.

Christmas blessings to all

James

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-12-18 11:18:16 -0600 Report

the "advantage" of coconut sugar is that it contains (naturally) inulin, a soluble fiber that gives coconut sugar a lower glycemic index than sugar. as with everything … YMMV

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-12-20 15:27:51 -0600 Report

I'm really enjoying this discussion and like the way you do research on different products before deciding if they are something you want to try out yourself. There are lots of different sweetener options, and finding one that fits your needs is the key. ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-12-17 20:55:46 -0600 Report

curious as to how much coconut sugar you had and what your response would be to an equivalent amount of table sugar (cane or beet)

Steve

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