Fresh sugarcane is used in a number of cuisines around the world.
It can be consumed fresh in stalks or, more commonly, as a refined sugar or a juice.
Sugarcane, particularly when it has not undergone a heavy refinement process, offers a number of nutritional benefits, making it a healthy alternative to refined white sugar.
Sugarcane contains a large amount of glucose along with other compounds.
Not only does it give you that instant boost of energy, but if drunk when cold, it helps cool down the body during the harsh weather.
Sugarcane is packed with antioxidants that have a very potent effect on the body.
According to a study published in the Journal of Phytochemistry, flavones present in sugarcane juice are highly effective in stopping the production and spread of cancerous cells.
Sugarcane juice has large amounts of potassium in it, making it the perfect agent to aid in digestion.
The potassium also acts as an antimicrobial agent protecting your stomach from infections.
Helps fight bad breath
Due to the high mineral content, potassium and alkaline nature, sugarcane makes a very effective antimicrobial agent.
The minerals present in the juice keep the teeth healthy and the other agents prevent tooth decay due to infections.
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