The natural carbohydrate (sugar) level is below 4,9 grams per 100 ml Nightwatch


The natural carbohydrate (sugar) level is below 4,9 grams per 100 ml Nightwatch

The natural carbohydrate level is below 4,9 grams per 100 ml Nightwatch.

Carbohydrates are one of three basic macronutrients needed to sustain life. They are found in a wide range of foods that bring a variety of other important nutrients to the diet, such as vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. Fruits, vegetables, grain foods, and many dairy products naturally contain carbohydrates in varying amounts, including sugars, which are a type of carbohydrate that can add taste appeal to a nutritious diet.

When people hear the word “sugar” they often think of the familiar sweetener in the sugar bowl. That sugar is sucrose and is the most familiar form of sugar to home bakers. But there are many types of sugars, which scientists classify according to their chemical structure. Sugars occur naturally in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and dairy foods. 

The glycemic index (GI) was developed in the early 1980’s as way of classifying foods with carbohydrates. It is a measure of the rise in blood glucose after eating an individual food containing a specific amount of carbohydrate. A high glycemic index  (GI) causes a rapid rise in your blood sugar level. This results in getting the feeling of a 'rush', but quickly after that, you will experience an 'empty' feeling that makes you feel hungry again. A rapid rise in your blood sugar level also causes your body making a lot of insulin to quickly store the sugars as glycogen or triglycerides. In other words, if you do not use this energy correctly, it will be converted into fat. In addition, it will also increase the cholesterol levels. 

A low GI on the other side, gives you a long lasting energy without layered feelings or a crash and thus also prevents feelings of hunger. It improves your mood by slowly increasing and balancing the release of serotonin. It reduces the risk of diabetes 2 and protects against cardiovascular disease.

We only add fruit juices for the refreshing flavor of the drink, a drink should off course taste very good. Also a little bit of fruit sugars with a low glycemic index like ours, adds to the experience of Nightwatch.

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