What is Monk Fruit and Why is Everyone Talking About it!!!
Monk fruit, also known as Serratia grosvenorii and luohan Guo, belongs to the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. The origin of the fruit can be linked-to southern China and northern Thailand. The fruit is extracted for its sweetness, which creates a sweetness sensation 250 times stronger than sucrose. In recent years, the extract from the fruit has become a popular choice for a low-calorie sweetener in drinks and even in traditional Chinese medicine.
For some of us, trying to stay fit and healthy can be incredibly hard and frustrating. This struggle is especially the case if you have a sweet tooth and struggle to curb your cravings, but the great news is, you no longer have to!
Monk fruit has become a popular choice for a no calorie sweetener for a reason. You get more sweetness than that found in regular white sugar for none of the calories found in your conventional sweetener.
What are some of the other benefits?
It Does Not Impact Blood Sugar Levels
Due to not containing glucose Monk fruit has a low glycemic index, and does not cause an insulin spike like regular sugar sweeteners do.
Components of Monk Fruit have anti-oxidant properties, which act as a protective shield against tissue damage by free radicals – a primary source of inflammation.
It Helps the Immune System
Monk fruit has anti-microbial properties. These aid in maintaining the bacterial balance in the gut, which is essential to keep the body’s immune system healthy.
Monk Fruit has been used in traditional Eastern medicine as part of tonics to promote longevity. In certain culture, the anti-oxidants provided by the fruit are believed to reduce the inflammation and degeneration of body cells.
Trainade Hydration uses a special mix of both Monk Fruit and Stevia to bring to you an amazing taste to your electrolyte solution without the extra calories!