Benefits of Sugarcane

Sugarcane is a rich source of iron, potassium and calcium.
Benefits of Sugarcane

Benefits of Sugarcane

1. Fresh sugarcane juice contains about 15% natural sugar, so it's lower in calories than refined sugar or simple syrup.

2. Cane juice is a good source of riboflavin.

3. It is a good source of calcium, magnesium etc.

Nutritional Information
Serving: 1.00 oz-wt(28.35 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111.43
Calories from Fat 0.03
Calories fromSaturated Fat 0.00
Protein 0.20 mg
Carbohydrates 27.40 g
insoluble fiber0.71 g
sugar - total25.71 g
riboflavin - B20.16 mg
calcium32.57 mg
magnesium2.49 mg
potassium162.86 mg

Sugarcane juice is a high-energy drink that is natural, sweet and is a healthy alternative to refined sugar added drinks. It quickly replaces lost energy in the most arduous of circumstances. It is a flavourful drink on it's own and also popular with a twist of lemon and can be mixed with any other juice to produce cocktails high in carbohydrate and vitamins.
It is one of the best sources of energy. The sugar in cane juice provides the glucose, which is stored, as glycogen to be 'burned' by muscles when required. The body can store only a limited amounts of glycogen therefore the body needs a regular supply of carbohydrates.

Sugarcane juice delivers a boost of carbohydrate energy to the working muscles. This helps to maximize sporting performance and endurance. Glucose is quickly absorbed and rapidly becomes available to the working muscles as a source of energy. Carbohydrate is the most efficient source of energy for any kind of physical activity. It is the body's primary fuel for exercise and requires less oxygen to be burnt than either protein or fat. However it is the most scarce energy source in the body with stores being limited. Supplies are depleted by exercise leading to fatigue and a loss of competitive intensity if the amount of carbohydrate ingested is less than that burnt each day the "fuel tank" will be running on empty.

Sugarcane juice is naturally formulated with carbohydrate, which provide rapid energy for the working muscles. Carbohydrate provides 4 kcal (17 kJ) of energy per gram.

Carbohydrates have historically been the predominant source of energy in the diet. A balanced diet will provide a mixture of different starches and sugars. In recent years attention has been paid to the composition of the diet and its association with disease. Dietary recommendations, which aim to reduce the incidence of disease, have been made, particularly in the USA and UK. The recommendations aim to reduce the amount of fats consumed and increase the proportion of energy intake from carbohydrate sources to at least 50%.

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