How does drinking sugarcane juice benefit your health?

By My Y   October 3, 2023 | 03:16 pm PT
Experts say sugarcane juice helps prevent cancers and nephrolithiasis, control blood sugar level, improve teeth strength, and recharge energy after exercising.

According to Dr. Huynh Tan Vu at the HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy, oriental medicine practitioners believe that sugarcane juice can be used to cool down the body, treat coughs, and relieve symptoms of anxiety.

Meanwhile, in contemporary medicine, sugarcane juice is believed to be rich in sucrose, calcium, chromium, zinc, vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants, protein, and soluble fiber.

Hence, sugarcane juice is not only an excellent drink that helps quench thirst, but also brings many health benefits.

Cure stress and recharge energy

Containing a high amount of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, sugarcane juice has the ability to enhance exercise performance, provide water to the body, boost energy, and drive away tiredness.

Sugarcane juice provides consumers with many health benefits. Photo illustration by Freepik

Sugarcane juice provides consumers with many health benefits. Photo illustration by Freepik

Control blood sugar level

Sugarcane juice is categorized as a low GI (glycemic index) drink. Consuming sugarcane juice at a certain level can prevent blood sugar level from sudden increases. However, consuming too much may result in an increased total amount of sugar in humans’ blood.

Improve teeth strength

Rich in calcium and phosphorus, sugarcane juice helps strengthen teeth enamel and prevent tooth decay as well as halitosis.

Anti-cancer and anti-liver issues

Sugarcane juice is a natural source of antioxidants including phenolic, flavonoid, and vitamins, which protect the body from being damaged by free radicals. Hence, the beverage slows down the aging process and prevents cancer cells from forming.

In addition, sugarcane juice can protect the liver and control skin pigment.

Prevent nephrolithiasis

Water accounts for 70-75% of the components of sugarcane juice, so drinking it can prevent nephrolithiasis and ensure kidney functions. Research has shown that drinking sugarcane juice with lime juice or coconut water added also eases the burn in urology that is caused by nephrolithiasis or urinary tract infection.

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