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Sugarcane Health Benefits

Sugarcane, a member of the grass family native to the warm temperate to tropical regions of Asia and is a source of sugar in many countries. Sugarcane has been cultivated for about 2000 years but it wasn’t until the 18th century that it was in cultivation in the USA.

 

Sugarcane can be consumed fresh in stalks or, more commonly, as a refined sugar or a juice. Fresh sugarcane juice can be made at home if you have a juicer.

 

Or you can purchase it at specialty grocery stores. A single tablespoon contains 58 calories, and it is a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.

 

A 1-tablespoon serving contains 41 milligrams of calcium, almost 1 milligram of iron, 48 milligrams of magnesium and 293 milligrams of potassium.

 

Sugarcane juice helps in treating the dysuria (burning sensation while passing urine), prostatitis, kidney stones, STD (sexually transmitted disease), urinary tract infections and etc if taken with lime juice or coconut water.

 

Sugarcane juice has an antioxidant property because of its flavonoids and phenolic compounds availability which works as an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-allergic, anti-tumour agents and prevents the body from various diseases.

 

As sugar cane juice boosts protein levels in the body, it helps in maintaining the health of the kidney.

 

Sugarcane juice also acts a good digestive aid due to the presence of potassium. It helps in keeping the digestive system in good shape, prevents stomach infections and is considered to be particularly useful in treating the problem of constipation.

 

Studies have also shown that sugarcane juice protects against tooth decay and bad breath due to its high mineral content.

 

Sugarcane is beneficial for maturation, caused due to high acidity, along with gonorrhoea, enlarged prostate, cystitis and nephritis. Mixing sugarcane juice with lime juice, ginger juice and coconut water will give better results.

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