We believe in healing from the inside out
In Muslim culture, dates are nicknamed “the multivitamin from God” – and with good reason! With their relatively low-calorie count and high level of nutrients, dates are considered a nutrient-dense food. These sweet little gems pack a nutritional punch!
Dates offer a wealth of nutritional benefits, as well as being delicious!
- Vitamin B6
In addition to their nutritional content, dates are low on the glycemic index. This is due to the fibre content of dates, it helps slow the digestion of carbohydrates (in this case, the natural sugars found in dates) into the bloodstream. The means the increase is much slower and doesn’t spike blood sugar.
Blood sugar management is fundamentally why LIVA exists. Owner and founder, Lubaina Rakla, was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during her pregnancy. Managing her blood sugar was critical for her health and her unborn child’s. Lubaina switched to date sugar so she could continue enjoying the sweet recipes she loves, without the sugar spike and crash.
We work hard to keep processing to the absolute minimum. Our date sugar and date syrup are solar-dried then gently milled into a fine powder and syrup - no added extras or unnecessary handling!
Our syrup is heated ever so carefully to the minimum required temperature in order to produce the gorgeous syrup we love- and our date sugar/powder is raw!
More and more studies are focusing on the importance of gut health and its influence over our overall wellbeing – mentally and physically. Fibre plays a huge role in gut health. It keeps the good bacteria in our guts happy and healthy, allowing us to absorb more of the nutrients we need.
Many sugars and sugar alternatives cause gastric distress. Processed and artificial sugars/sweeteners feed the bad bacteria and can kill off the good ones, causing pain and other unpleasant gastric issues.
Not LIVA! Our sugar and syrup are 100% natural and made from whole fruit – nothing added! They are kinder on the gut and even contain fibre. In fact, 1 cup of our date sugar/powder contains 20grams of fibre! Cooking and baking with LIVA looks entirely different compared with using all other sugars.
THAT'S NOT ALL!
In addition to the amazing benefits we’ve already listed, dates are a natural energy booster. Many cultures, and even athletes, use dates to provide a sustained boost of energy and nutrients during their day!