Can we be excited about Mangoes today? They are back in our lives and it’s time to bid goodbye to Strawberries I guess. I like this in between time we get when both the gorgeous fruits hang out together in my tummy. Yeah so Mangoes have nothing to do with today’s post.
Just FYI – I hope you know anything which reads “diet” is actually more harmful than it’s counterparts. Take for example any Soda and Diet Soda. The Diet version has zero calories as they say, but it contains artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose and saccharin which are really harmful for the body.
Let me try to put it in simpler terms. You have two evils to choose from and the Diet one is far bigger evil. The calories are less, but the toxic waste it releases in your body is so much compared to the normal version.
Same goes for Sugar substitutes. Patients with Diabetes or Health freaks usually prefer these over normal white sugar. What is not advertised are their side effects.
So where should the common man go? You can do a little dance common man because the thing I am gonna tell you about might make you want to hug me later.
What is Palm Sugar –
• It is a low GI (GI=41) sugar, made from the sap of a palm tree. It provides 23 natural minerals and vitamins. It is a natural low-calorie sugar with no additives or artificial components.
• Palm Sugar is very rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It is one of the rare plant sources of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 deficiency is generally found in pure vegans, as B12 is found mostly in non-vegetarians sources. Palm Sugar contains 20 mcg of Vitamin B12 per 100 gms. Approximately 1 pound of Palmyra Palm Sugar consumption every month takes care of the daily B12 requirement of an adult.
• The GI (Glycemic Index) of Palm sugar is less than 41 only. Food with GI less than 55 is categorized as Low GI. Palm Sugar is not Sugar free or low calorie sweetener, it is a Low GI Sweetener.
• Palm sugar has lots of therapeutic value. It is an essential part of many Ayurvedic medicines. Palm Sugar is good for problems relating to breathe, like asthma, cold, cough, Anemia, Leprosy, typhoid, and high Blood Pressure. It supports growth of young children, decreases pancreas heat, strengthens heart, bone and teeth; help prevent diabetes, arthritis, rheumatic(nerve) pains and respiratory ailments.
Palm Sugar was not easily available in India before. But now thanks to www.naturallyyours.in we can easily order it and make our life a teeny bit free of toxins.
I have been using it to bake cakes, in smoothies and for Today’s breakfast too. Replace normal sugar with Palm sugar in tea, coffee and shakes.
Curd + Strawberries + Palm sugar + Flax seed + Corn flakes + Chocolate chips
Trust me guys, today’s Breakfast was so yummy. I love how strawberries and chocolate taste together, and the necessary crunch which the corn flakes provide with chilled curd. And all of it ready to be served in less than five minutes.
Palm Sugar buy – here