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Coconut sugar: a healthy natural alternative for baking

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer can be prevented with healthy eating habits, physical activity, proper rest, and stress management.

Author: Fernanda Berganza 

If you focus on prevention through a healthy lifestyle, you will prevent secondary effects of medicine and high medical costs. Additionally, these pathologies have in common the excessive consumption of sugar. That is why it is important to reduce sugar consumption and find alternatives with a lower content to avoid glucose spikes. 

You can achieve this by preparing your dessert with less sugar and using a lower-glycemic sweetener like coconut sugar. Coconut sugar does not contain chemical additives or preservatives. It also provides vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B6, calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and iron. Finally, it has a lower glycemic index than sugar, making it a healthier alternative for people diagnosed with diabetes or insulin resistance. 

One of the factors that contributes to the glycemic index being lower than that of common sugar is that it provides fat, protein, and fewer carbohydrates. So it is released gradually and slower than common sugar. These characteristics can be seen in the following table:

This way, you can distinguish that coconut sugar, unlike normal sugar, does not provide empty calories.

Here is a healthy dessert recipe with coconut sugar.





  1. Mix the coconut sugar and ghee. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Preheat the oven to 250°C. 
  4. Form cookies and place them over parchment paper. 
  5. Bake them for 15–20 minutes.  
  6. Enjoy! 

Now that you know that you can use coconut sugar from Yogi Super Foods to make healthy desserts, always moderate its consumption. Remember that you can place your order through WhatsApp, our website, Messenger, or Instagram direct messages

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