Sugar cane Juice; National Drink of Pakistan 

Sugar cane juice is considered the National drink of Pakistan. The government of Pakistan declared a poll on a famous social media platform about the favorite drink of Pakistan. As a result, the people were given three options: sugar cane juice, carrot juice, and orange juice.

About 7600 participants voted in the poll.81% of participants declared sugar cane juice as their favorite drink. On the other hand, 15% of participants voted for orange juice, and 4% voted for carrot juice. That’s why the government decided to finalize sugar cane as a national drink of Pakistan.

One glass of sugarcane juice contains tremendous benefits for health; it is full of nutrients that are vital for our body. It helps to make bones strong, speed up the immune system and digestion process. It releases stress. 

Nutritional Value of Sugar Cane Juice

One glass(240ml) of sugarcane contains calories,sugar,dietary fibre,flavonoids ,polyphenolic etc. Health Benefits

1. Energy Booster

All the natural fruits contain sucrose; its primary function is to provide energy, so the sugar cane has. Sugar cane maintains the sugar level of the body. Keeps us hydrated and helps in the prevention of stress and fatigue.

2. Diuretic In Nature

Sugarcane is diuretic in nature.It prevents infection in the urine tract and gives a release in urine passing or feeling of burning. It also helps in the aversion of kidney stones.

3. Prevents from Bad Cavities And Bad Breath

This juice has many nutrients like phosphorus and calcium that help to strengthen the teeth, prevent tooth decay, and prevent bad breath.

4. Helps in Jaundice Ailment

Sugar cane is considered as a proven remedy for jaundice in Ayurveda traditional medicines. Sugarcane rapidly cures kidney disease. 

5. Helps indigestion

Sugarcane juice speeds up the process of digestion due to the nutrients it has. It has potassium which treats the ailment of constipation.


6. Heal Febrile disorder

The juice cures the ailment of febrile disorder. This disease is usually observed in children who suffer from high fever and face protein deficiency. Sugarcane helps in recovering from this disease.

7. Skin Benefits

Sugarcane juice cures acne, pimples, blemishes. It has an anti-aging nutrient and hydroxyl acids which have immense benefits for the skin. 

8. Boost Immunity

Sugarcane contains vitamin C, which helps in boosting the immune system. In addition, it has antioxidants that cure digestive ailments, liver problems. Respiratory infection and slows down the process of inflammation.

9. Helps in Healing Wound

The juice heals up the wounds speedily. This is because it has an immense amount of nutrients that shorten the time span of healing.

10. Make Strong Bones

Sugarcane has a good source of minerals, vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and potassium that helps to make bones stronger.

11. Helpful for Pregnancy

The juice has an immense nutrient source that plays a vital role in pregnancy, like vitamins, calcium, folic acid, etc.

12. Helps in fighting cancer disease

Sugarcane helps to fight cancerous cells like prostate and breast cancer because of the juice’s nutrients like potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron.

The high calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese make sugarcane juice alkaline. The alkaline nature of sugar cane and nutrient flavonoids prevents the body from cancerous cells.

Nutrient Value per 30 g of sugarcane juice
Carbohydrates27.37 g
Protein0.9 g
Niacin0.19 mg
Riboflavin0.15 mg
Pantothenic Acid0.08 mg
Potassium167.80 mg
Calcium33.01 mg
Phosphorus0.03 mg
Magnesium2.59 mg
Iron0.54 mg
Manganese0.08 mg
Copper0.08 mg

Nutritional facts about sugarcane juice

 Sugarcane has ample nutrients like

  • Carbohydrates 
  • Protein 
  • Vitamins (A, B-complex and C) and, 
  • Minerals like phosphorus, calcium, potassium, zinc, and iron
  • Antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds 
  • Fibers 

Disadvantages of Sugarcane

As for the advantages of sugarcane, there are side effects of sugar cane juice.

1. Effects on Diabetic Patients

Sugar cane juice the national juice of Pakistan has nutrients like sucrose that are not beneficial for diabetic patients. Blood sugar can rise, so diabetic patients should take this juice at a moderate level.

2. Effects on teeth

Sugarcane harms teeth, as sugar is bad for the teeth, and the juice contains sugar in sucrose and glucose. Therefore, people having poor dental hygiene should avoid excessive use of the liquid.

3. Effect on Obesity

Sugarcane has high sugar content. Due to this, it causes problems. Excessive use of juice can cause trouble for people who have obese. However, fatty people can drink this juice if it is refined from natural sugar.

4. Effect on stomach

An excessive amount of natural sugar may cause stomach ailments. It can cause nausea, dizziness, upset stomach, and headaches.

5. Effect on sleep

Sugarcane juice the National drink of Pakistan can cause sleep disorders or insomnia. Therefore, a person should avoid drinking in the evenings because it can develop insomnia.

5. Effect on blood thickness

Sugarcane has an essential nutrient called policosanol. Its function is to keep blood thinner. So the patients taking the blood-thinning medicines are advised not to take sugar cane juice.

6. Effect on cholesterol

Patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease should avoid taking sugarcane juice as it increases the cholesterol level.

7. Increased calories

One glass of sugarcane juice contains about 269 calories. These are equivalent to about 100 grams of sugar. That’s why doctors advise drinking juice once a day.

Sugar cane Juice the national drink of Pakistan is a famous roadside drink. It’s a chilled and summer drink that is widely enjoyed by Pakistani people.

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