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Nutrition - General effects

A comparative study of the effects of white sugar, unrefined sugar and starch on the efficiency of food utilization and thermogenesis

Energy balance studies with weanling rats and mice were carried out to investigate the chronic effects of diets containing white sugar, unrefined sugar, and starch as sole carbohydrate on body composition and energetic efficiency. The results show no significant differences ...

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Antioxidants and other functional extracts from sugarcane

Sugarcane extracts have various functions. These functions are very useful and make these extracts effective as ingredients in functional foods, health foods, and functional animal feed. It is surprising and interesting that sugarcane components have various beneficial physiological functions. Furthermore ...

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A SLICE-OF-LIFE - Muscovado Sugar - The Healthy Sweetener

Muscovado is pure whole, unrefined, non-centrifugal cane sugar. It is also called 'poor peoples sugar. Muscovado retains all of the natural ingredients of sugar cane, making it wholesome and healthy. Only pure bee's honey can compare to Muscovado for ...

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Beneficios de la panela producida orgánicamente frente al azúcar blanca

Review of the nutritional and environmental benefits of organic panela vs. white sugar

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Cane juice, evaporated - In-depth nutrient analysis

Nutrient content of evaporated cane juice

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Caracterización nutricional de la panela granulada

The bromatological characteristics of granulated panela and their nutritional implications are presented. The high content of calcium, potassium, phosphorous and magnesium makes this product a food rich in minerals

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Carbohydrate confusion

Attempts to identify differences in the carbohydrate portion of the diets as being involved in the aetiology of diseases have been hindered by the use of phrases such as refined carbohydrate and unrefined carbohydrate, or complex carbohydrates and simple sugars

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Classification and methodology of food carbohydrates as related to nutritional effects

Dietary guidelines encourage a considerable increase in carbohydrate intake compared with the present situation in Western countries. Recent developments regarding nutritional effects of various digestible and undigestible carbohydrates call for more detailed recommendations. The “carbohydrate by difference” concept emerged 150 ...

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Comparación de la hidratación con agua de panela y una bebida hidratante comercial con relación a parametros cardio-respiratorios de jóvenes que hacen ejercicio respiratorios submaximal a 2600 msnma

The aim of this investigation was to determine de behavior of the oxygen uptake (VO2), respiratory quotient (RQ), energy expenditure, heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) during a submaximal exercise while the volunteers were drinking two beverages of different ...

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Complex foods versus functional foods, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements - differential health impact (Part 2)

What differentiates natural complex foods from nutraceuticals and dietary supplements is food structure, this latter involving nutrient interaction and synergism, and a complex mixture at nutritional doses. Scientific evidence showed that functional foods, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements (FND) have failed ...

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Defining and interpreting intakes of sugars

This paper clarifies the myriad of terminologies used to describe intakes of sugars by American consumers. In addition, it carefully critiques information sources used to explain and interpret consumption levels. Sugars are incorporated into foods for their biological, sensory, physical ...

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Dietary Guidelines for Indians – A Manual

The first edition of 'Dietary Guidelines' was published in 1998, and since then tremendous changes have taken place in India. The economic transition has changed the way people live. Changing lifestyles of people both in rural and urban areas are ...

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Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI´s) - Estimate Average Requirements - Vitamins and minerals

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI´s) - Estimate Average Requirements - Vitamins and minerals

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Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases

Diet and nutrition are important factors in the promotion and maintenance of good health throughout the entire life course. Their role as determinants of chronic NCDs is well established and they therefore occupy a prominent position in prevention activities (1 ...

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Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases - Report of a Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation

A Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases met in Geneva from 28 January to 1 February 2002. The Consultation followed up the work of a WHO Study Group on Diet, Nutrition and ...

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Efecto de la panela de Saccharum officinarium y de la leche de Glycine max en Rattus rattus var. albinus con osteoporosis inducida

The effect of sugarcane panela and the milk of Glycine max was studied in a rat feeding experiment. It was concluded that both panela and Glycine milk contribute to the recovery of bone calcification

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Effect of sugar cane extract, commercial probiotic and their mixture on growth performance and intestinal histology in broiler chickens

As the intestinal function is intimately affected by fed diets, many kinds of natural substances and probiotics have been supplemented to broilers to raise poultry productivity due to activating intestinal function. Besides, the intestinal histology is clearly altered by intestinal ...

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Effects of some natural extracts on the acetylcholine release at the mouse neuromuscular junction

Natural extracts have been proved to be useful in different human pathological conditions. The scientific consideration of the therapeutic potential of plant extracts is still inappropriate due to the lack of both pharmacological and epidemiological basic studies. Here, we started ...

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Effects of the post-distillation slurry of brown sugar shochu (Kokuto-Moromi Vinegar) on the nutritional and cholesterol metabolism in rats

Kokuto (brown sugar)-shochu (a brewed and distilled alcohol beverage) is produced mainly in the Amami area of Kagoshima. Kokuto-moromi vinegar was separated from the post-distillation slurry of brown sugar-shochu by centrifugation, and the supernatant was freeze-dried. Ethanol-soluble substances were ...

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Evaluación de la funcionalidad de panelas artesanales como antioxidante y fuente de minerales

Antioxidant activity and mineral content was studied in artisanal panela. It is concluded that panela is a functional food, with high antioxidant activity and a good supply of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, manganesium, copper and zinc

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Evaluation of a nutrient-rich food index score in the Netherlands

Nutrient-rich food (NRF) index scores are dietary quality indices based on nutrient density. We studied the design aspects involved in the development and validation of NRF index scores, using the Dutch consumption data and guidelines as an example. We evaluated ...

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Functional oligosaccharides: production, properties and applications

Worldwide interest in oligosaccharides has been increasing ever since they were accorded the prebiotic status. The oligosaccharides of various origin like, bacteria, algae, fungi and higher plants have been used extensively both as food ingredients and pharmacological supplements. The non-digestible ...

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Health Effects of Non-Centrifugal Sugar (NCS): A Review

Non-centrifugal sugar (NCS), the technical name of the product obtained by evaporating the water in sugar cane juice, is known by many different names in the world, the most important being un-refined muscovado, whole cane sugar, panela (Latin America), jaggery ...

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Histological intestinal recovery in chicken refed dietary sugar cane extract

Sugar cane extract (SCE), the residue after removing glucose, fructose, and sucrose from sugar cane juice, has growth-promoting, antistress, and immunosti-mulation effects. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of refeeding dietary SCE on recovery of BW ...

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History and characteristics of Okinawan longevity food

Okinawan food culture in the Ryukyu island is one of the world’s most interesting culture because its consumers have the longest life expectancies and low disability rates. It is a product of cultural synthesis, with a core of Chinese ...

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Human vitamins and minerals requirements

Human Vitamins and Minerals Requirements

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Instrumental neutron activation analysis of different products from the sugarcane industry in Pakistan - Part I - Essential elements for nutritional adecuacy

Jaggery, brown sugar, white sugar, and molasses collected from the local sugarcane industry of Pakistan have been analyzed for essential elements in order to estimate their nutritional adequacy. Maximum concentrations for most of these elements were determined in molasses, with ...

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Jaggery - An avoidable cause of severe, deadly pediatric burns

Jaggery burns are deadly, devastating burns which could be prevented

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Jaggery - A revolution in the field of natural sweeteners

Jaggery is the natural sweetener which is prepared by sugarcane juice. It is available in solid, liquid & powder form. It is also called as Non centrifugal sugar (NCS) and is known by many different names in the world like Panela ...

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La caña de azúcar como alimento funcional

Sugar cane cultivation is traditionally used as a source for sucrose. Recent research shows properties of sugarcane that affect the health of consumers. The aim of this review is to present some functional properties of sugar cane, their products and ...

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La panela, un producto agroindustrial de alto valor nutritivo

Food composition tables from Latin American countries indicate that panela could be a good source of iron for the nutrition of its population

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La panela, valor nutricional y su importancia en la gastronomía

Sugarcane belongs to the grass family (Gramineae) of the species Saccharum officinarum. Is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries around the world, is a type of sugar widely consumed in South Asia, Indochina, Philippines, India, China, Pakistan, Persia, Syria ...

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Manufacturing jaggery - A product of sugarcane as health food

Predominantly, the Indian population is rural, as above 65% people lives in rural villages. The majority of the population suffers due to under nutrition and or malnutrition, as the common Indian diet is deficient in nutrition. The health food is ...

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Morphology of the intestinal mucosa and growth performance of chickens fed diets containing sugar cane extract

To investigate the growth performance and small intestinal histological changes in chickens fed sugar cane extract (SCE), 42 layer-type chicks were divided into three groups of 0, 0.05, and 0.10% dietary SCE diets. The growth performance tended to ...

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Nutrients, foods, and dietary patterns as exposures in research: a framework for food synergy

Evidence is synthesized that foods and food patterns act synergistically to influence the risk of several chronic diseases. Whole-grain consumption and risk of disease are presented as a model of food synergy. Food synergy is defined as additive or more ...

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Nutritional and functional components of non centrifugal cane sugar: A compilation of the data from the analytical literature

Non-centrifugal cane sugar (NCS) (panela, jaggery, kokuto, etc.) is a traditional sweetener of increasingly economic importance after a long process of displacement by refined sugar. By searching the analytical literature with the different local names of NCS (jaggery, gur, kokuto ...

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Oral rehydration therapy: a community trial comparing the acceptability of homemade sucrose and cereal-based solutions

Sugar-based oral rehydration therapy (ORT) for diarrhoea is promoted in many countries of the world. One programme in Bangladesh has instructed more than 13 million mothers in the preparation of a sugar-salt solution in the home; despite very high rates ...

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Panela - Propiedades, información y aceptación

This research aims to investigate the PANELA, little known product, but a source of minerals such as iron, calcium and potassium, very important elements for the preservation of the normal physiology of living organisms. Objective: To analyze the calcium, potassium ...

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Panela: the natural nutritional sweetener

During my visit to Vitafoods exhibition I met Catherine Correal, ambassador of Fedepanela, and had an interesting exchange of information and opinions on a natural sweetener called Panela. This meeting was followed by an in depth literature analysis of this ...

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Physiological functions of sugar cane extracts

Sugar Cane Extracts have various functions. These functions are very useful and make these extracts effective as ingredients in functional food, health food, and functional animal feed. The National Institute of Animal Health [JAPAN] has also investigated immune-related effects of ...

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Phytochemical profile of sugarcane and its potential health aspects

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum Linn.) is an important perennial grass of Poaceae family, indigenous to tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. It is cultivated worldwide due to the economical and medicinal value of its high yielding products. Sugarcane juice is well ...

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Polyphenols as dietary supplements: A double-edged sword

Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, some forms of cancer, and neurodegeneration. Pro-oxidant-induced oxidative stress contributes to the pathogenesis of numerous chronic diseases and, as such, dietary ...

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Raw sugarcane juice nature's perfect wonder food

If you've ever had the pleasure of drinking freshly extracted raw fruit or vegetable juices, you know the health value of doing so. Freshly extracted juices contain live enzymes and nutrients that are easily absorbed by the body for ...

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Some nutritional properties of unrefined sugar and its promotion of the survival of new-born rats

Unrefined muscovado sugar has thus been shown to contain a factor required by female rats for the proper viability of their pups. This may be the same ‘Reproductive Factor R’ as that described by Wiesner & Yudkin (1951). In certain circumstances ...

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Study on the efficacy of supplementation of functional beverage on the blood profile of Sportswomen

Sports drinks are much relevant to the Indian sports scenario because of the fact that many of the Indian sports persons are undernourished and anaemic. Functional beverage was prepared by using whey water, pearl millet [Pennisetum typhoideum], cauliflower [Brassica oleracea ...

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Sugar cane in therapeutics

Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) is generally popular as a major cash crop, from the view point of yielding white sugar. For the natives and traditional healers of the world, sugarcane (Ganna) is a valuable medicinal herb finding a significant place in ...

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Tabla de Composicion de Alimentos de Centroamerica

Food composition tables for Central America, including composition of panela

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The genetic consequences of our sweet tooth

First reported in 1956, hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) illustrates vividly how interactions between genes and nutrients can influence taste preferences; the disease also reflects the ascendancy of sucrose and fructose as energy sources and as the world’s principal sweeteners ...

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The nutrition transition in the developing world

This article explores shifts in nutrtition trasnsition from the period termed the receding famine pattern to one dominated by nutrition-related non-comunicable diseases. It examines the spedd of these changes, summarizes dietary and physical activity changes, and provides some sens of ...

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The shift in stages of the nutrition transition in the developing world differs from past experiences

Objective: This paper explores the unique nutrition transition shifts in diet and activity patterns from the period termed the receding famine pattern to the one dominated by nutrition-related non-communicable diseases (NR-NCDs). The paper examines the speed and timing of these ...

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Trivalent chromium - Assessing the genotoxic risk of an essential trace element and widely used human and animal nutritional supplement

Trivalent chromium [Cr(III)] is recognized as an essential nutrient, and is widely used as a nutritional supplement for humans and animals. Recent reports of the induction of genetic damage in cultured cells exposed to Cr(III) compounds in vitro ...

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Valor nutricional de la panela

A comparative analysis of the nutritional content of refined sugar, brown sugar and panela and its influence on individuals was done. It is concluded that if the consumption of panela would be eliminated and substituted for refined sugar, low-income families ...

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