Recently, there has been a huge growth of veganism which is impossible to ignore, with this growth has been an increase of interest in cruelty free, sustainable food products. Additionally there has been recent research on the negative impacts of sugar on our bodies. However, despite the well publicised health and environmental benefits of this kind of diet, do we really have to sacrifice taste?
The answer is no, my favourite product for this article is ‘Bali Nutra’ an alternative sweetener which has no artificial sugar (which makes it healthier even than agave), it’s low glycemic index makes is great for diabetics. It is produced by tapping coconut trees for their sap, which doesn’t harm the tree or other animals, unlike honey. The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) has declared coconut sugar as the most sustainable sweetener, so it is also good for the planet!
This all natural, plant based sweetener is therefore suitable for vegans, veggies, paleos and it will fit you marcos (for the gym rats out there!)
I use it mainly on my porridge in the mornings but it can be used in baking, hot drinks, on pancakes and anything else you would usually use sugar, honey and other syrups for. It tastes a lot like maple syrup, without any of the added unnatural sweeteners and has half the calories as honey – so is guilt-free!
However the goodness doesn’t stop there, it also contains 17 different amino acids, which influence the function of our organs, glands, tendons and arteries. These are responsible for healing wounds and repairing tissue. Furthermore, it contains inulin, which helps your blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia).
Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup is usually available on Amazon for about £10. The Founder has agreed to a 50% student discount to allow us a limited time to enjoy the goodness of coconut syrup for 100 bottles only.
Use the code STD50DIS on amazon to get this amazing discount!
Also worth checking out their social media as they often publish delicious recipe ideas and occasionally launch giveaways! Don’t expect the 100 bottles to last long, so first come first served, good luck!
By Molly Miles, Health and Fitness Editor