In this article, we have a look at the benefits of sugarcane juice. Sugarcane juice is easily available in India.
There are a lot of shops with machines which crush the sugarcane, by the roadside. A piece of lemon and ginger is placed in between the sugarcane. Sugarcane juice carts are a common site along the roadside especially during summer season in India.
Being an excellent thirst quencher as well as an instant energy booster, sugarcane juice is a hot favorite drink in India. Sugarcane crop is available year round.
Sugarcane juice has a lot of health benefits other than just being an energy drink. Drinking a glass of sugarcane juice is a good way to ensure healthy body.
Energy Booster and Thirst Quencher
The rich content of natural sugar ensures quick boost of energy on intake of sugarcane juice.
Not Harmful for Diabetics
Though sugarcane is rich in sugar, it contains natural sugar which has low glycemic index. Hence it is not harmful for diabetic patients when taken in moderation.
Acid Base Balance
Sugarcane juice is alkaline in nature due to presence of calcium,potassium and magnesium, and hence plays a role in maintaining acid base balance.
The alkaline nature of the juice also influences liver function. Also Glucose levels are maintained in the body, thus reducing the workload of liver. Sugarcane juice is recommended in jaundice(mainly occurs due to troubled liver function or clogging of bile ducts).
Fighting cancerous cells
The alkalinity of sugarcane juice along with flavonoids (antioxidants) help in making the cancerous cells deprived of nutrition, thus fighting cancer.
Improved digestion is seen due to several reasons. One is presence of potassium which regulates acid secretion in the stomach, which in turn results in control of digestive juice secretion in the entire GIT. Also the presence of fiber is effective against constipation.
Tooth & Oral Cavity Health
Calcium and phosphorus present in sugarcane juice ensures good health of teeth and gums. Thus it maintains pH of saliva, which ensures that your teeth does not lose excess calcium. Thus it prevents bad breath as it is the lack of these minerals which usually causes it.
Presence of alpha hydroxy acids is a boon for healthy skin. They reduce acne, diminish blemishes and ensures overall healthy skin.
Bones & Teeth
As said earlier calcium reaching the body via the gut is helpful for growth and regeneration of bones and teeth.
Good for your Kidneys
Sugarcane juice is low-cholesterol, low sodium drink, thus it prevents overload of kidneys and ensure smooth and adequate filtration of waste products via the nephrons of the kidneys.