(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
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
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
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
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
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.