Love at First Sip
We can’t get enough of Kaffea.
Indulging in a cup of coffee can be good for you, it provides you a kick of that much needed energy, and is also rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Coffee intake only really becomes bad when the sugar content is high but fret not, coffee lovers—you can now enjoy up to five cups a day with Kaffea—a healthier option to your regular sugar-laden instant coffee.
Kaffea is the first ready-to-drink coffee in the Philippines to use coconut sugar as its sweetener. And it’s worthy to mention that all its ingredients—from the Barako beans to coconut sugar—are all sourced locally, giving the local farmers a boost in their livelihood.
Truth be told, sugar, when consumed too much, may cause illnesses like diabetes, heart and liver problems. But sugar per se isn’t necessarily the evil ingredient that is present in your cup of coffee, it’s the unhealthy processed white sugar that’s giving 3-in-1 coffee blends a bad rep. Now is the time to switch to coconut sugar, the healthier variety of sugar. In a study published in the Journal of Functional Foods on commonly consumed foods in the Philippines, they found the glycemic index of coconut sugar to be much lower, with a score of approximately 35 to 42, as compared to table sugar that has a score of about 65.
Here are fast facts why switching to coconut sugar is beneficial for you:
It balances your sugar level.
Coconut sugar has inulin fibers, as opposed to table sugar and corn syrup. Inulin is the type of dietary fiber that slows down glucose absorption, helps keep your gut healthy, and can even prevent colon cancer.
It is more nutritious than your regular sugar.
Coconut sugar contains minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin C and potassium, as well as short-chain fatty acids like polyphenols and antioxidants. It boosts your immune system and fights off oxidation of the cells, which delays aging.
Unlike the regular table sugar and high-fructose syrup that supply empty calories, coconut sugar retains the nutrients found in the coconut palm.
It regulates your body’s water content.
Coconut sugar carries potassium, magnesium, and sodium, which balance the body’s water content and control heart, nerve, and muscle functions. It even has 400 times more potassium than your regular sugar.
Interestingly, known athletes such as multi-decorated weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, Karate athlete Junna Tsukii, and Philippine softball rockstars Blu Girls drink Kaffea because of the healthy benefits.