Cane sugar is also 50 percent fructose
5. Better electrolytesBeing high in potassium, magnesium and sodium, coconut sugar has the ability to regulate the body’s water content. Did you know that it has about 400 times more potassium than white sugar?! So, make sure you use this type of sweetener in moderation.
6. Good for the gut
The star fibre of coconut sugar – insulin has the ability to promote the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria. Bifidobacteria have been known to help restore the good bacteria in the gut and also boost your immunity. Bifidobacteria are known to produce thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and vitamin K.
Do note: In order to reap the maximum benefits of coconut sugar, you have to be a cautious shopper. Many brands may be selling coconut sugar mixed with cane sugar. Therefore, read the ingredient label carefully before purchasing. Coconut sugar, also known as coconut crystals or coconut palm sugar, may even be slightly more expensive in comparison to regular cane sugar.