Sugarcane is a fruit that comes from the Poaceae family and is scientifically called Saccharum officinarum. In the world today, sugarcane is used to make many different types of sugars like refined white sugar, brown sugar, molasses, and jaggery. Compared to refined sugar, sugarcane has many more vitamins, minerals, magnesium, and iron.
Nutritional value of 28.35 grams of sugarcane juice
Fat: 0.66 grams
Carbohydrates: 25.40 grams
Protein: 0.20 grams
Health benefits of eating sugarcane
1. Sugarcane helps boost your energy level
Sugarcane or sugarcane juice when taken during hot tiring days helps to hydrate the body and also reduce fatigue and stress. Another thing is, sugarcane helps release a natural source of a nutrient called sucrose, which helps in increasing your energy level.
2. Sugarcane helps in improving digestion
When suffering from indigestion, it is advisable to take some sugarcane because of the work it does to the stomach. That is, sugarcane is high in potassium which helps to balance the stomach’s Ph level and makes it more released. It also contains a high amount of fiber, which helps in clearing off the digestive tract and also reduces your rate of being constipated.
3. Sugarcane helps prevent you from aging
Sugarcane juice and sugarcane as a whole contains phenolic acid, flavonoids, and antioxidants, which aid as a remedy to fight against fast aging, and it also helps to moisturize your skin, make it soft and also make it glow even more than the way you glow.
4. Sugarcane helps to boost your immunity
Sugarcane contains vitamin C and other antioxidants that are in charge of boosting your immunity. This crop also contains flavonoids which help fight against some diseases like breast cancer and prostate
5. Sugarcane helps to alleviate pain associated with STDs & UTIs
When you mix sugarcane juice with lime juice and coconut water, after having sex or some days after having sex drink this mixture and it will help reduce body inflammation. These types of inflammations are caused by sexually transmitted diseases, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and prostatitis. Note that you do not have to take these diseases lightly.
Other health benefits include;
- Sugarcane juice can help reduce and cure skin problems such as acne
- Aids in the development of bones and teeth
- Keeps bad breath & tooth decay at bay
Side effects of eating sugarcane
Sugarcane contains an ingredient and nutrient called policosanol which is a nutrient that can cause insomnia, upset stomach, dizziness, headaches, and weight loss if consumed excessively. Also if you consume sugarcane in excess, it can cause blood thinning and can affect the cholesterol levels in the blood.