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Benefits of Sugarcane Juice For Skin And Health

Do you really like sugarcane? Then you have got yourself a good juice for a friend!.
If sugarcane is not on your menu, guess what, you are missing a lot.
Now, let’s get to know about sugarcane:
Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the Old World.

The genus is widespread across tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions in Africa, Eurasia, Australia, the Americas, and assorted oceanic islands.

There are three classifications of carbohydrates: sugars (these include monosaccharides and disaccharides), oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Saccharide originates from the Greek word for sugar, “sákkharon.” Mono-, di-, oligo- and poly- refer to the number of sugar units present in a carbohydrate
According to HealthifyMe Note, there’s nothing better than a chilled glass of sugarcane juice on a hot summer day. Sugarcane, a grass plant that can be found in 36 varieties, has no fats and is a 100 percent natural drink.

An 8-ounce serving, approximately 240 ml of sugarcane juice (with no additives) contains 98kcal. It has zero cholesterol and small amounts of fat, fiber, and protein. It also contains sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron.

Here are Ten Health Benefits of Sugarcane Juice :

1.  Gives you a shot of instant energy:

There’s a reason sugarcane juice sells at most roadside kiosks in summer.
It’s the best way to energize yourself and ensure you don’t experience dehydration. The simple sugars in the juice are easily absorbed by the body and are used to replenish sugar levels.

2. Enhances liver function:

Sugarcane juice is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and helps support the health of vital organs such as the liver.
Studies find sugarcane juice is alkaline in nature, it helps in maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body.

3. Help the body fight cancer:

Studies have shown that the plant polyphenols in sugarcane juice have a high antioxidant and anti-cancer activity. It’s good to make sugarcane juice a regular part of your diet.

4. It eases the digestive system:

Sugarcane juice is exceptional for people suffering from digestive distress.
The potassium in sugarcane juice balances the pH levels in the stomach. Drinking sugarcane juice also keeps one hydrated and helps with regular bowel movements. It also helps prevent stomach infections.

5. Helpful for people with diabetes:

Though the high sugar content in sugarcane juice may make diabetics wary of consuming this juice, in moderation, sugarcane juice can benefit diabetics, the natural sugar has a low glycemic index that prevents frequent spikes in blood glucose levels.

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Studies also reflect that sugarcane contains various polyphenols that help in better managing diabetic conditions and also offer antioxidants to the body.

6. Maintains kidney health:

Being a natural zero-cholesterol, low-sodium food, with no saturated fats, sugarcane juice helps to keep the kidneys healthy.

7. It alleviates pain associated with UTIs:

If consumed in a diluted form, with lime juice and coconut water, sugarcane juice can help reduce body inflammation by increasing your fluid intake and help manage symptoms better, like urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and prostatitis.

8. Aids in the development of bones and teeth:

Back in the day, chewing on a sugarcane stick used to be a regular pastime for young children and adolescents.
Apart from keeping them occupied, the calcium-rich benefits of sugarcane juice also ensure the proper development of the skeletal system, bones, and teeth.

9. Keeps bad breath & tooth decay at bay:

Experiencing bad breath linked to tooth decay? Sugarcane juice can be your saving grace.

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Sugarcane is rich in minerals, including calcium and phosphorus, and also helps build tooth enamel and strengthen teeth, ensuring they are prone to decay. It also overcomes bad breath caused due to the deficiency of these nutrients.

10. Can help cure acne:

The topical use of sugarcane juice has the ability to help reduce and cure skin problems such as acne. Since sugarcane juice contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid, it increases cell turnover.

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The high sugar content of sugarcane juice may cause lots of people to avoid consuming this natural summer drink. However, there are many studies that show a lot of health benefits of sugarcane juice making it a healthy beverage even for diabetics when consumed in moderation.

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