Why you should chew Sugarcane daily!
Text by Sikirat Shehu, Ilorin
Sugarcane juice is an ideal thirst quenching drinks that keep you cool during the summers. It is healthier alternatives to colas or fruit juices. The natural drinks are free from chemicals and offer a plethora of health benefits such as weight loss, improved digestion and glowing skin.
Sugarcane Juice is the raw material from which table sugar is made and it is as well obtained by crushing peeled sugarcane in a machine. However, drinking sugarcane juice is one of the easiest ways to beat dehydration and heat stroke during the summers.
Sugarcane juice loaded with glucose and electrolytes functions as an instant energy booster. It relieves burning sensation caused by urinary tract infections (UTI) and is one of the best home remedies for cold and flu.
Experts also say consuming sugarcane juice mixed with lime juice, ginger juice and coconut water can cure gonorrhea, cystitis and nephritis.
More of the benefits include combating cancer - Flavones present in sugarcane juice combat production and spread of cancerous cells, particularly prostate and breast cancers.
Glowing Skin - The juice contains flavonoids and phenolic compounds that help the skin to remain healthy, soft and supple while preventing early aging and wrinkles.
Liver Functioning - Sugarcane juice keeps bilirubin levels in check. High level of it results in jaundice. It protects the liver from damage and acts as a palliative to a damaged liver.