Palm Sugar #1 choice for diabetic patients
by JAMU by Dana Safia
Palm sugar is considered a healthier alternative to other sweeteners because its production involves minimal processing with no added chemicals. Because it’s unrefined, it also retains high levels of plant-based vitamins and minerals that can benefit your health.
Palm sugar contains less glucose and a lower glycemic index than table sugar or honey. This helps to stabilize blood sugar levels better than other sweeteners so your energy levels don’t spike and crash — and reduces strain on your heart.
Palm sugar contains a dietary fiber called inulin. Studies show that this plant-based fiber can help control bacteria in your gut, promotes good digestion, and improves your body’s mineral absorption.
By weight, palm sugar has higher levels of potassium than green vegetables and bananas. Potassium is necessary for maintaining good nervous system activity , like muscle contractions and a regular heartbeat. Consuming enough potassium can also help manage high blood pressure.
This nutritional content includes phytonutrients. These plant-based compounds have an antioxidant effect, which prevents cell damage that can lead to chronic diseases.