Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. is proudly a Filipino company that advocates organic farming and healthy living, providing healthy and safe products throughout the globe, protecting farmlands through its natural farming techniques and providing employment to the local citizens of Davao del Sur.
Donnabelle® Coconut Sugar is 100% Natural and 100% Organic. With a Low Glycemic Index, this is ideal for Hypertensive, Diabetic and those who keep a healthy lifestyle.
Our local best-seller. Donnabelle® Turmeric Tea is a fusion of 100% Organic Coconut Sugar and Turmeric - which is known to have curcumin. Turmeric is known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Indulge your sweet-tooth without guilt. With a Glycemic Index of 35, you can enjoy sweet without any worries. Donnabelle® Organic Coconut Syrup can be used as toppings to your delicacies.
Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. is fundamentally a goats' project under coconut trees.
It has been considered that the goats' manure is a good source of organic fertilizer for chlorotic and less productive coconut trees. Soon after, the farm indulges in the production of high value commercial crops. The farm utilizes indigenous/biological control and organic farming.
Glycemic Index or GI measures how fast the carbohydrates convert to glucose in the blood or how a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It is about the QUALITY of the carbohydrate NOT the QUANTITY. The numerical system of measuring how much of an increase in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers: the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response.
Sources and More Info:
The University of Sydney
Benefits of Coconut Sugar & Syrup
* Good for Diabetics due to its LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX of 35 and non-diabeltics alike.
* Pregnant Women
* Lactating Mothers
* Hypertensive/Cardiovascular diseases
* Immunosuppressed: HIV & AIDS patients
* Prevention of Cancer, i.e. breast cancer
* Those who want to maintain a healthy weight
The Principle of LOW GI in meal planning: Aids in the Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) which may turn to bad cholesterol.
HIGH GLYCEMIC INDEX > 70
* glucose (dextrose, grape sugar), high fructose corn syrup, white bread (only wheat endosperm), most white rice (only rice endosperm), corn flakes, extruded breakfast cereals, maltose, maltodextrins, white potato (GI 83).
MEDIUM GLYCEMIC INDEX > 56
* white sugar or sucrose, not intact whole wheat or enriched wheat, pita bread, basmati rice, unpeeled boiled potato, grape juice, raisins, prunes, pumpernickel bread, cranberry juice, regular ice cream, banana, sweet potato
LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX < 55
* fructose; beans (black, pinto, kidney, lentil, peanut, chickpea); small seeds (sunflower, flax, pumpkin, poppy, sesame, hemp); walnuts, cashews, most whole intact grains (durum/spelt/kamut wheat, millet, oat, rye, rice, barley); most vegetables, most sweet fruits (peaches, strawberries, mangos); tagatose; mushrooms; chilis
Actually, these are two different things. Natural does not automatically mean Organic. Natural Foods should come as No Artificial Food Flavours and Food Colours, No Artificial Preservatives, No irradiated products and/or ingredients, and No GMO's added to the final process. Organic means No toxic and persitient pesticides, No synthetic growth hormones, No petroleum-based fertilisers, and No cloning whilst the plant has been grown. Foods can be Organic but no longer Natural during final process. Our products are guaranteed to have met the standards of both Organic and Natural. Learn More...
Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. products improves glucose level, reduce insulin resistance, and improves cholesterol levels.
It's not the sweetness, it's the process. Coconut Sugar contains inulin - a fiber that may help slow glucose absorption, offering an alternative for those dealing with diabetic concerns
Coconut sugar contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Iron and zinc two times more than granulated sugar. (source: FNRI)
Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. products are processed through evaporation and are not mixed with any chemicals to aid the process. It is a simple separation of water and the pure coconut sap extract.