Apart from having a low glycemic index, coconut sugar contains insulin which helps in slowing down glucose absorption. It can be helpful for people with pre-diabetes but not more than 1-2 teaspoon a day.
When it comes to nutrients, coconut sugar provides you with a good dose of antioxidants, iron, calcium and potassium, which are nutrients found in the regular coconut as well.
A major benefit of coconut sugar is that it is free from all the artificial processing that the white sugar goes through. Coconut sugar is a completely natural product and is not obtained by any type of refining process.
Coconut sugar also keeps a balance of electrolytes in the body as it is loaded with potassium, magnesium and sodium. Coconut sugar contains 400 times more potassium than white sugar, which helps in regulating your body’s water content.