I am a coffee lover, in fact I
drink make three sometimes four cups a day. I know that is a lot, but honest to goodness, I never finish every single cup before it gets cold or thrown out. Since I am an avid coffee lover, and who loves sugar in her cup, I am always always always looking for a sugar substitute to keep the coffee as low in sugar and calories as possible. And so for the past few days, I have been using Coconut Sugar.
Over the weekend hubby and I went shopping for our household staples, like paper towels and toilet paper at our local bulk savings store. And I usually get a sugar substitute for my coffee. I mean can you imagine, if I put two spoons of real sugar in every cup, well let’s just not even go there! Hubby loves to make his with real sugar, but I just cannot do that. So for me, I happy with my usual substitute, but then I came across this bag of goodness…. Coconut Sugar.
I knew I just had to give it a whirl. In my research via the internet, Coconut sugar is made from a natural two-step process leaving the final product to look almost as if it were brown sugar.
Now as you may know, regular table sugar contains high fructose syrup (sounds scary right?), whereas coconut sugar does not. In fact, I was pleased to not only discover that it was gluten free (I am not a gluten free girl really, but it couldn’t hurt right?) but also found out that coconut sugar contains quite a bit of nutrients that regular sugar does not. It also has minerals such as zinc, iron, potassium, and calcium. Does your sugar do that? I was quite impressed with the benefits of what I learned all just by using coconut sugar.
You can find a 1 pound bag of coconut sugar for about $5 bucks on amazon which is actually a little bit cheaper than what I paid for my bag if you want to give it a try. So far, I’ve been using it the past few days, and haven’t really noticed a difference in taste from regular sugar. It almost seems as it the coffee is a little bit lighter, if that makes any sense. Nonetheless, I will keep using and trying it out to see if it is definitely a keeper.
Do you you a sugar substitute? What other changes can you make everyday to stay on track to healthy living?