By Modupe Adekanye
Sugar cane is popular because of its sugar content. So many arguments have come up as to if sugar cane is healthy or not basically because of its sugar content. However, research has been done and sugarcane has been found to be very important to human health.
Below are some health importance of sugar cane:
Sugar cane helps prevent cancer because of the minerals present in it. Also, Sugarcane juice is an alkaline-forming food because of the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese in it, diseases like cancer cannot survive in especially prostate and breast cancer.
Sugar cane has proven to be a good source of energy because of the calories present in it. Sugar cane juice is also a good source of glucose which helps to re-hydrates the human body and gives it a boost of energy. Again, according to research, Sugar cane or its juice is highly recommended by medical experts to serve in replacement of most energy drinks which might not be made from whole fruits and may contain some chemicals such as the preservatives used to increase the shelf life of the drink/energy booster.
Sugar cane is very useful for the skin. The glycolic acids present in Sugar cane is popular for its facial and skin treatments which helps in the removal of blemishes, dark spots, wrinkles and dead cells from the body creating an avenue for new skin cell regeneration. For this, you can apply sugar cane juice to your skin and let it dry or add it to your favourite face mask and scrub. Use it regularly to see the effect.
Sugar cane is very efficient in treating diabetics. Diabetic patients especially those suffering from type-2 diabetes or any other person can take sugar cane because of its natural sugar. It does not trigger the rise in blood sugar because of its slow digestion and absorption rate in the body.
Please note, the medical information provided in this article is provided as an information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.