Unlike Refined White sugar, Panela, the main ingredient of our Guandolo Soda Pop is very rich in minerals, predominantly iron with traces of other mineral salts. While most of the iron in it comes through processing in iron vessels, the other minerals come right from the sugar cane juice, since this juice does not undergo refining or bleaching of any kind.
Because Panela(Dehydrated Sugarcane Juice), is dehydrated at low heat, and not separated from the molasses, the natural balance of vitamins and minerals naturally present in the natural sugar cane have been retained, including the Polyphenols.
That is the most important property of Panela that cannot be claimed by any other type of sugar.
Polyphenols are a large class of phytonutrients with powerful antioxidant properties and numerous potential health benefits. Sugarcane contains a unique mix of antioxidant polyphenols. The polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals present in Panela help slow down the absorption of the sugars and prevent the sharp rise in blood sugar levels associated with refined sugar.
New findings from the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd. show that polyphenols—which give color to fruits and vegetables and are also found in coffee, tea, nuts, and legumes—can break down into molecules that help beneficial microorganisms found in the digestive system. In short, they can support gut health, which is increasingly being recognized as vital to our overall well-being.
Another recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that large amounts of polyphenols can also boost your longevity. Researchers found that people who took in 650 mg per day experienced a 30% lower mortality rate than those who took in less than 500 mg per day.
When you eat any type of Sugar that has been refined, your body has to pull stored nutrients from itself to be able to properly digest the sugar. This is called leaching. Refined sugar robs calcium and other minerals from your bones, tissues, and teeth in order to be digested. Since calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in natural sugar cane and needed the most for proper digestion of sugar, it is the most important to retain.
So next time you are looking for a healthy refreshing Soda, don't think twice and choose Guandolo Soda Pop, Your healthy Soda!