• October 30, 2020

Sugarcane Juice ; Healthier than you know

A healthy life is a they say is a wealthy life. Just as smokers are liable to dying untimely,the myth doing the rounds that sugary soft drinks, such as soda, can refresh ,rejuvenate the body after extreme excursions such as running , aerobics and many other rigorous activities is in fact not true.

Though cheap and  propels something akin to an instant boost of energy,soda has no nutritional value.

The official journal of the European Association of the Study of Diabetes known as the Diabetologia, says drinking one can of soda per day can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22 per cent as a can of soda is observed to contain 10 teaspoons of refined sugar,filtered water, 30-55mg of caffeine and 160 calories.

With the understanding of these risks, health-conscious people are on the lookout for fresh fruit juices and given the high quality nutritonal benefits Sugarcane juice is increasingly becoming a more viable alternative.

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Benefits and Nutrients found in sugarcane

1. Freshly extracted sugarcane juice contains live enzymes, nutrients and minerals such as Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium ,iron and vitamins that are easily absorbed by the body and also helps in fighting disease.

2. Toxin removal
Sugarcanes have antioxidant agents, which fight the buildup of toxins in the body,Helping to ease the load of work on the kidneys and the
liver . Sugarcane juice helps to protect the liver from damage and acts as a palliative to a damaged liver.

3. Prevention of Cancer
Sugarcane juice is alkaline in nature because of the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese, which
helps prevent diseases like cancer, that cannot survive in an alkaline environment. Thus it helps in fighting various types of cancer
such as prostate and breast cancer.

4 Rehydration
Sugarcane juice provides an instant energy boost for people who have been doing physical exercises or who wake up feeling weak no matter
the age range. Electrolytes are indispensable nutrients that maintain fluid balance in the body and excessive sweating and loss of body
fluids can lead to an electrolytes. Sugarcane is there to replenish the lost fluids.

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5. Clears skin imperfections
When it comes to healthy skin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) which are part of the natural constituents of sugarcane juice, definitely
have a lot of benefits. They fight acne, reduce blemishes, prevent ageing and help in keeping the skin hydrated.The procedure is simply
the application of sugarcane juice to your skin , allow it dry for a while or add it to your favourite face mask and scrub, and your skin
will look radiant and clean.

6. Aids Digestion
When it comes to the digestion process, the potassium in sugarcane acts as an agent to speed up the process and protects the stomach
from infections.

7. Prevents heart diseases and weight loss
It also prevents heart diseases and stroke as it helps decrease the levels of unhealthy or cholesterol and triglycerides. Sugarcane
juice is high in soluble fibre which aids weight reduction.

A lot of people complain about the process of washing, peeling, abrasions on their tongues, painful jaws and the eventual
consumption(Chewing) of the Sugarcane but it benefits far outweighs the Procedure.
Don’t you think so ?

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