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Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:29:21 PM »
Ok...just found out about coconut palm sugar that is suppose to be an alternative to sugar, low-glycemic index so safe for diabetics and of course it's coconut so it has vitamins, minerals and potassium. 1:1 ratio as sugar for cooking.  The label I saw on netrition is 5 carbs for 2 teaspoons.   That would really add up in a recipe but since it's low-glycemic is it too much?  I would think too much for a newbie but someone maintaining might could swing it?

Yeah or Nay?

What say ye Doug/Umpa?
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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 09:45:37 PM »
Howdy,

     Buford here, I just finished cruising the internet. Seems like the jury is
still out on this product. Before I dove into a hole sale move to it, I would
wait until the folks without a money interest in it have spoken up.

     Seems like it has a lot of fructose in it which backs me off as a diabetic.
     
     Better safe than sorry, I say wait a little longer.

Our Best to You and Yours,
Buford and the Girls

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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 09:54:02 PM »
It is way too high in carbs for me, Izzet.



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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 08:34:35 AM »
I think there are better choices Izzet.  ;) a couple carbs here and there add up quickly.

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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 08:38:18 AM »
I'd be worried that it would trigger sugar cravings.  The glycemic index doesn't factor that in.

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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 08:41:19 AM »
Andrea 70 pounds??!! I am so happy for you!!! ;D

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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 08:44:05 AM »
I'm happy for me, too, except that I HATE to shop and I need one more set of transitional clothes before I get to my goal.  I'm trying out internet shopping and plan to get to know the UPS guy.

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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 08:56:57 AM »
I got news for you! When Doug and I were losing weight like crazy i went to the thrift stores and when we went down a size I would just donate them back.I tried alot of stuff that I normally wouldn't buy in a department store.It was cool.Still love thrift stores ;)

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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 08:57:58 AM »
I got news for you! When Doug and I were losing weight like crazy i went to the thrift stores and when we went down a size I would just donate them back.I tried alot of stuff that I normally wouldn't buy in a department store.It was cool.Still love thrift stores ;)

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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012, 09:05:42 AM »
I did go to a thrift store for the first round of smaller clothes.  It's still shopping.  I'm getting one pair of jeans and two pairs of dress slacks.  My co-workers don't seem to mind seeing me in the same 5 outfits every week.  It's all for a great cause:  ME.

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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2012, 12:34:18 PM »
Hi Izzet! :)

I agree... 5 net carbs for only two teaspoons is VERY high.
It's about 1/2 the carbs of refined cane (table) sugar!
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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2012, 06:43:05 PM »
I got news for you! When Doug and I were losing weight like crazy i went to the thrift stores and when we went down a size I would just donate them back.I tried alot of stuff that I normally wouldn't buy in a department store.It was cool.Still love thrift stores ;)

That's what I've been doing too Umpa.  Save a lot on clothing expenses.
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Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2012, 06:45:57 PM »
yeah I figured it was too high but just wanted to see what ya'll thought...playing devils advocate as I often do. :D They were advertising that it was low-glycemic and safe for diabetics.
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IzzeT

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