Sugar, how you get so fly?

The benefits of sugar cane juice.

When I was a child, I was introduced to sugar cane through my father from Barbados. On the way home after school, we would drive down Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn and stop at a street vendor to pick up some sweet sugar cane. "I loved loved loved me some sugar cane." My dad would cut it up into cubes and place it in the fridge to get cold while I changed out of school clothes—one of my favorite childhood memories.

So, what is sugar cane? Sugar cane is one of the main crops used to produce sugar. It is a perennial grass that is mainly grown in tropical regions. 70 percent of sugar is made from sugar cane. The remaining fibrous mass from sugar cane can be used for fuel, sound-insulating boards, paper, and other countries' alcohol. Imagine sugar cane in alcohol. Everybody in the club getting tipsy.

Sugar cane has a ton of amazing health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, iron, magnesium, calcium, and electrolytes. Below is a list of the benefits of drinking sugar cane juice

  • Fight infections such as the common cold

  • Boosts immunity

  • Reduces fever

  • Reduces bad cholesterol

  • Can assist in weight loss

  • High in soluble fiber

  • Acts as a diuretic

  • Great for dehydration

  • Replenishes body proteins and nutrients needed for recovery

  • Increases energy, battles fatigue

  • Has a low glycemic index making it suitable for diabetics

  • Strengthens liver

  • Jaundice remedy

  • Ensures proper kidney function

  • Helps with Urinary tract Infections

  • Alleviates pain from STDs and STIs

  • Supports develop bone and teeth

  • Helps prevent tooth decay and bad breath

In the warmer months, I make sure to always have sugar cane because it helps me cool down in the heat. Unfortunately, one thing I hate is sweating, and at times I sweat a lot. Sugar cane juice aids in reducing dehydration. I don't feel as dry and fatigued in humidity. The sugar cane juice also helps me manage my lupus symptoms. I struggle with fatigue a lot, so the cane juice gives me a kick of energy. I also suffer from bad allergies, and the juice helps to alleviate the symptoms. Overall the taste is everything, and sugar cane will surely make you feel good inside and out.

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