Know the Difference
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Nutritional Choices

When choosing foods that contain any type of sugar, the most important question to ask is: does this have the nutrients my body needs?

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Understanding Simple Carbohydrates

From a nutritional standpoint, sugar is a simple carbohydrate. But not all simple carbohydrates are created equal.

Glycemic Index

While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber.

Glycemic Index

Spikes & Crashes

When you consume foods high in added or processed sugars, a slow glucose release does not occur. Processed sugars are immediately absorbed into your bloodstream—causing unpleasant sugar spikes and energy crashes.

Spikes and Crashes

Energy that Lasts

Complex carbohydrates are a source of dietary fiber. Complex carbs found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate. This releases energy to the body over a longer period of time, sustaining energy levels.

Energy that Lasts

When carbohydrates are digested they are converted to smaller glucose units

Soluble fiber can increase the thickness of intestinal contents, slowing the absorption of glucose into the blood stream

Replace Sugar

Medjool Date Paste

Medjool dates don’t just make a great snack, they can be made into date paste, the perfect everyday replacement for honey or maple syrup in your favorite recipes.

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