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Benefits of Sugarcane juice And Its Side Effects

Sugarcane juice Nutritional Value of Sugarcane juice Health Benefits of Sugarcane juice Uses of Sugarcane juice Side-Effects & Allergies of Sugarcane juice Cultivation of Sugarcane juice
Benefits of Sugarcane juice And Its Side Effects

Sugarcane has natural sugar content so diabetic patients should exercise caution. It helps to prevent cancer if consumed regularly and also improves the normal functioning of the kidneys and helps loose weight. Additionally it helps to keep the skin healthy, acts as an energy booster, helps during pregnancy and prevents tooth decay. Sugarcane is also known to treat ferbile disorders in early teens and growing infants.

Sugarcane juice

A sugarcane is a perennial, topical grass which forms lateral shoots and produces a lot of stems. It is usually three to four metres in height and around 5 centimetres in diameter. It has fibrous, jointed and stout stalks which are rich in sugar sucrose. Sugarcane usually grows in tropical and temperate regions of the world. When the cane is fully matured, it constitutes 75% of the whole plant. Sugarcane is placed in the category of a cash crop but is also used as a livestock fodder in most parts of the world.

Nutritional Value of Sugarcane juice

Consuming sugarcane can be very healthy as it contains a lot of vital ingredients which is ideal for forming a strong immune system. It contains 63-73% water, 2-3% non sugars, 12-16% soluble sugars and 11-16% fiber. The sugarcane crop is extremely sensitive to insects, fertilizers, irrigation, soil types and climate. Sugarcane juice contains 30 grams of natural sugar along with 250 calories. The fat, protein, fiber and cholesterol content is generally less but it contains copious amounts of iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium.

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

269 Calories
58 mg Total Fat
63 mg Sodium
63 mg Potassium
73 g Total Carbohydrate

Vitamins and Minerals

0.01 Calcium
19 % Iron
2 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Sugarcane juice

Health Benefits of Sugarcane juice
Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Sugarcane juice

Can be consumed by diabetic patients too

Even though diabetic people are not allowed to consume sugar products due to the high sugar content in their blood, sugarcane is relatively safer to consume. Sugarcane contains natural sugar which has extremely low glycemic index, this prevents sudden rise in blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. Sugarcane also acts as a substitute for soft drinks or aerated drinks for these people. However, it should still be consumed in moderation.

Helps to prevent cancer from occurring

Sugarcane helps to prevent cancer to some extent. This is because, it is high in alkaline content due to concentration of manganese, iron, potassium, magnesium and calcium. It is difficult for cancer cells to survive in an alkaline environment which is why breast cancer and prostate cancer can be kept at bay by consuming sugarcane juice regularly.

Helps in the normal functioning of the kidneys

Sugarcane juice generally boosts the protein levels in the body, thus maintaining the functioning of the kidneys. If it is taken in diluted form along with coconut water and lime juice, it can help to reduce the burning sensation which is associated with prostatitis, kidney stones, sexually transmitted diseases and urinary tract infection (UTI). There are antioxidants present in sugarcane juice which helps to boost the immune system and fight infections in the body. The digestive system also functions smoothly by consuming sugarcane juice.

Sugarcane also helps to combat skin conditions

Sugarcane juice has an extremely important component called hydroxy acid and glycolic acid which has plenty of skin benefits. Sugarcane juice can keep the skin hydrated, prevents ageing, reduces blemishes and fights acne. The presence of phenolic compounds, flavonoids and antioxidants can also delay the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Applying this juice on the face regularly can keep it radiant, soft and supple.

Acts as an energy booster

Since sugarcane is a rich source of sucrose (simple sugar), it can be easily absorbed by the body. This sugar can be used to replenish low sugar levels in the body. Therefore, consuming sugarcane juice can make you feeling refreshed, charged and energetic.

Helpful during pregnancy

Sugarcane juice is said to be an useful addition to the diet of an expecting mother. It facilitates safer pregnancy and quicker conceptions. Sugarcane has copious amounts of vitamin B9 and folic acid which protects the unborn child from birth defects such as Spina bifida. According to studies, sugarcane juice also helps women with ovulating problems, therefore increasing the probability of a safer conception.

Prevents tooth decay

Bad breath can be very embarrassing and can also feel very uncomfortable. Sugarcane can be used as a home remedy to combat this problem. Sugarcane contains important minerals like phosphorous and calcium which helps to build up the teeth enamel, thus keeping tooth decay at bay.

Treats ferbile disorders

Ferbile disorders are very common in kids or early teens. It can cause regular fevers with extremely high temperature. During the fever, a lot of protein content is lost. Sugarcane juice helps to replenish the lost proteins and helps in speedy recovery from the fever.

Helps lose weight

Sugarcane is ideal for people who want to reduce weight, since it has natural sugar, Sugarcane juice can also reduce unhealthy cholesterol levels. It is high in soluble fibre which is why it can reduce weight drastically.

Uses of Sugarcane juice

Sugarcane is ideal for a sore throat and increases muscle power as it contains natural glucose which is required by the body to maintain stamina. In many cases, jaundice or yellow fever can also be cured by consuming sugarcane juice. Sugarcane can also be used to manufacture recycled paper, this helps to reduce deforestation to a great extent.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Sugarcane juice

The side effects of consuming sugarcane juice is extremely low, but however it can lead to some health issues. An ingredient called policosanol present in sugarcane can cause insomnia, upset stomach, dizziness, headaches and weight loss if consumed excessively. It can also cause blood thinning and can affect the cholesterol levels in the blood.

Cultivation of Sugarcane juice

Sugarcane requires a temperate or a tropical climate with 60 centimetres of annual moisture for growth. It also requires a continuous supply of water from irrigation or natural rainfall. It is the only plant which is capable of converting 1% of incident solar energy to biomass, therefore it is very environment friendly. It usually grows in Hawaii, Jamaica, El Salvador, Phillipines, Cuba, Ecuador, Australia, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Pakistan, Indonesia, Guyana, India, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Mauritius.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi. I have suffering from fatty liver grade 1 and. I do exercise daily .and refrained from fat food .i eat normal food without fat. And little we also take rice. But sgpt is still high 88 .i have been suffering from since last december. So please suggest me .how I can remove my fatty liver. And sgpt count. I am taking patanjali liquid. Punarnavvarisht afi 11. So please suggest what I get my self healthy.

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I have non alcoholic fatty liver grade-ii. I take daily pantocid-l and sucral-o. What should I do to reverse this? Help me to do so.

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To improve your liver function 1] strong physcial exercise, 2] strong diet restriction like blind salt, spicy, and sour food habits to be avoided 3] enjoy lot of green leafy vegetables $] enjoy lots of fruits mainly pomegranate, pappay, orange, et...

How to safe my liver from jaundice? Why am I suffering from jaundice? My current bilirubin level 1.56. But before two years it was 16.5.

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You need to do certain tests. The patient should rest in bed till the acute symptoms subside. He should not be given any solid foods for the first few days of the treatment. He may be given plenty of fresh fruits and vegetable juices. The idea is ...

Madam in feb 15 my bilirubin level is 4.95 and I consult a doctor after 3 days the level is ,1.87 what is this ?then today a small fever what is this? This is any other disease viral hepatitis or jaundice.

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Either the first or second test is wrong. Also common cause of jaundice is hepatitis. The patient should rest in bed till the acute symptoms subside. He should not be given any solid foods for the first few days of the treatment. He may be given p...

I am suffering from jaundice since 6th of december. The level of bilirubin was 3.3 but I was eating everything so it crossed 18. Now it's 7.8 so can I eat everything once I get recover from this.

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
No. Till it comes within normal range. Its still high. The patient should rest in bed till the acute symptoms subside. He should not be given any solid foods for the first few days of the treatment. He may be given plenty of fresh fruits and veget...

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