Benefits of Sugarcane Juice

Benefits of Sugarcane Juice

Have you ever wondered the reason behind offering sugarcane in Laxmi puja during Diwali. In fact, Northern India celebrates Probodhinin Ekadashi in which worshiping sugarcane is an important element. Sugarcane juice, popularly known as “ganne ka ra” is recognized as a source of pure sweetness and vital nutrients. It is available during the change in season, helping our body for the variations in the environment and the probable diseases during that period. Sugarcane is considered a goldmine of nourishment and health. India is the second largest producer of sugarcane, after Brazil.

Benefits of Sugarcane Juice

Benefits of Sugarcane Juice

Nutritional Value of Sugarcane Juice:

About 100 grams of sugarcane juice provides 269 calories, it also provides 58 mg of sodium and 63 mg of potassium. It is a good source of calcium, iron, and magnesium.

Here is a list of benefits that Sugarcane Juice provides you, making It is one of the healthiest drink you can offer your body.

• Detoxify Body

Sugarcane juice helps in flushing of the toxins from your body, it helps in strengthening your immunity. It protects your body against numerous infections and viruses prevalent in the season. Alkaline nature of sugarcane juice also aids in preventing against cancer. Natural antioxidants like polyphenols present in sugarcane juice assist in fighting inflammation.

Detoxify Body

Detoxify Body

• Boosts Energy

Sugarcane juice is an instant energy drink, sugar present in sugarcane juice is processed in the liver, unlike other sources where it is processed in the small intestine. You can easily substitute your aerated drinks and packaged juices with sugarcane juice. It has low Glycemic index, diabetic patient can also avail its health benefits by consuming it in moderation. It contains simple sugars like sucrose which instantly refreshes you and provides energy. These natural sugars are conveniently absorbed by your body, replenishing the lost nutrients.

• Maintains Kidney Functions

Sugarcane juice is a natural diuretic, it helps in treating UTI’s (Urinary tract infections), and preventing kidney stones. Sugarcane juice promotes increase in urine production, it helps in treating diseases related to heart, liver, hypertension and influenza. It also increases ex creation of excessive toxins from body.

• Rejuvenates the Liver

Sugarcane juice is considered helpful in strengthening your liver and is always recommended as a natural remedy for jaundice. Liver is a vital organ, it detoxify your body, breaks down harmful chemicals and metabolic waste.

• Glowing Skin in Winter

Sugarcane is rich in anti-oxidizing agents, such as flavonoids and phenolic compounds. These compounds help in maintaining skin health. It hydrates your body, and moisturizes skin, providing a natural glow to the skin. Glycolic acid is abundantly present in sugarcane juice, it has anti-wrinkle and anti-aging properties. Regularly apply fresh sugarcane juice on your skin, keep it for some time, this will allow glycolic acid to seep in your skin.

Glowing Skin in Winter

Glowing Skin in Winter

• Helps in Weight Loss

It strengthens your metabolism and improves your digestive system. Soluble fibers available in sugarcane make it an ideal energy drink. It is alkaline in nature, helps in treating acidity and stomach burns. It helps in fighting acidity and maintains gut health. When consumed regularly, it also reduces bad cholesterol. Sugarcane juice is fat-free and is naturally sweet. It quenches your thirst and gives instant energy counteracting lethargy. Sugarcane juice exhibits laxative properties, it improves bowel movement and relieves constipation. It is a good source of potassium, which acts as a natural laxative. It has a generous amount if dietary fibers, making it great for bowel movements.

Helps in Weight Loss

Helps in Weight Loss

• Prevents Tooth Decay

Sugarcane juice is rich in minerals which help prevent tooth decay by strengthening the enamel of your tooth. Likewise, it also helps in getting rid of bad breath.

To summarize, with all the health benefits of sugarcane juice, moderation is the key. Excess can cause nausea, dizziness, stomach upset. If you are diabetic, you should always consult your healthcare provider before including sugarcane juice in your daily diet.

Dr. Reena Prajapath

Dr Reena Prajapat is a dentist, she post graduated in hospital management from Apollo Institute of hospital Administration, Hyderabad. Her strong belief in natural and home remedies lead her to Pursue bachelor in naturopathy.

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