(The Gist of Science Reporter) Health benefits of sugarcane juice [JULY-2019]

(The Gist of Science Reporter) Health benefits of sugarcane juice [JULY-2019]

Health benefits of sugarcane juice

  • Rejuvenation effect: Juice is the best source of instant energy. Good for diabetic people as it contains natural sugar that has a low glycemic index. However, such people should consume in moderation and after obtaining doctors advice.
  • Cancer: Juice is an alkaline forming food because of the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese in it. It is said to be effective in fighting cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer.
  • Immune system: Antioxidants in juice help to fight infections and boost the immune system of the body. Protects the liver against infections and helps in keeping the bilirubin levels in control.
  • Constipation: Juice acts a good digestive aid due to the presence of potassium. Keeps digestive system in good shape, prevents stomach infections and is effective in treating the problem of constipation.
  • Urinary tract infections: Juice along with lime juice and coconut water reduces the burning sensation which is commonly associated with urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, kidney stones and prostatitis.
  • Tooth decay & skeletal strength: Juice protects tooth against decay and prevents bad breath due to its high mineral content. Also, it helps in building up of the skeletal strength of bones and teeth on account of high calcium content.
  • Strong shiny nails: Juice contains all the essential ingredients for strong shiny nails. For persons having brittle discoloured nails with spots, it is a good idea to add sugarcane juice in the diet.
  • Febrile disorders: Such disorders, especially in infants and children, result in fever, seizures and loss of protein in the body. This juice helps in compensating lost protein and helps in recovery.
  • Healthy skin: Application of the juice to ones' skin or use as a face mask or scrub has a number of benefits in fighting acne, reducing blemishes, prevent ageing and keeping the skin hydrated.
  • Safe pregnancy: Juice is rich in vitamin B9 and has trace amounts of folic acid and is helpful in reducing ovulating problems and protecting from natural birth defects.
  • Weight loss: Juice contains certain soluble fibres and natural sugars and is helpful in weight management strategies.
  • Sore throat: As the juice is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and fiavonoids, it is useful in combating viral and bacterial infections. Often people suffer from sudden itching and irritation in the throat. Drinking a glass of sugarcane juice with lime and black salt is effective in sore throat.
  • Preventing DNA damage: Regular consumptionof juice is helpful in protecting the body from DNA damage and in fighting and destroying free radicals and preventing premature aging.
  • Wound healing: The juice has properties that lead to faster recovery of wounds. Apart from consumption even local application may be useful.

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