So that was how i woke up to a tag on twitter from one of my followers saying he felt dehydrated under the scotching sun and decided to buy sugar cane worth of 1000 naira that made the people around him make fun of him…
I laughed initially but he asked if there was any
benefit of “Chewing this cane” in his own words,i looked it up and it
will shock you that there many benefits of chewing the cane…
So here it is….
1. PREVENTS CANCER:
-The juice from sugar cane is alkaline in nature and
has a high concentration of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and
iron. Studies have shown that these are what makes sugar cane able to prevent
certain diseases like cancer especially prostrate and breast cancers. It’s been
proven that cancerous cells cannot survive in alkaline environment.
2. WEIGHT LOSS:
-It has 0% fat and is also very rich in dietary
fibre that is very essential in weight loss. It has been shown to also be able
to reduce bad cholesterol levels in the body.
3. AIDS DIGESTION:
– It’s useful in treating constipation because of
the high fibre content. It also contains high levels of potassium that balance
the pH levels in the stomach and facilitate the secretion of digestive juices.
It also helps prevent stomach infections.
4. PREVENTS HEART DISEASES:
-The presence of excess bad cholesterol in the
arteries causes a condition called atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease.
Atherosclerosis narrows the arteries and slows, or even blocks, the flow of
blood to the heart. The juice from sugar cane reduces the levels of this bad
cholesterol and triglycerides in the human body, thereby reducing and
preventing heart diseases and possibly stroke.
5. CLEARS THE SKIN:
– The juice contains an element called “Alpha
Hydroxy Acids” . Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are a group of plant and
animal-derived acids used in a variety of skincare products. They help in
fighting acnes( pimples), reducing blemishes, prevents aging and help in
keeping the skin hydrated.
6. GOOD FOR DIABETICS
– The sugar cane juice is sweet in taste and it’s full of natural sweeteners that have a low glycemic index. This prevents an excessive increase in the blood glucose levels in diabetics even though its basically sugar.
7. ENERGY BOOSTER:
-Sugar cane juice is good source of glucose helps to
re-hydrates the human body and gives it a boost of energy.
No wonder my friend on twitter felt re-hydrated
chewing “The Cane”.
8. PREVENTS TOOTH DECAY:
– Its high mineral content helps in the prevention
of tooth decay and also limits issues of bad breath.
Sugar Cane has even more benefits not listed here.
However, one should always have it in moderation.