SUGARCANE THE “GREEN NECTAR”
Nectar literally means the food of the Greek and Roman gods. Nektar is presumed to be a compound of Greek Nek- (likely similar to Latin NEC-, meaning “death”) and -tar (presumably much the same as Sanksrit tarati, meaning “he overcomes/survives or crosses over/gets over”).
What’s the superfood that India utilizes in every Pooja to make a mandap? Which does it offer to the fire at Lohri? To Vishnu at Tulsi vivaah? To the Sun at Pongal? Sugarcane, ganna, you got it.
It’s a natural detox and pitta shamak. The stuff that takes care of the pitta or the warmth/heat response in the body. It’s a natural coolant yet comes in season during the winters.
A ton of the conventional Ayurvedic cures using sugarcane and its derivatives. It is the harvest of the season and a storehouse of antioxidants, fibre, and micro-minerals.
Here are some of its Health Benefits:-
It works like a diuretic which means that it helps treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones, removes bloating and tiredness, and helps the kidneys function better.
Slowing down the aging process, promoting weight reduction, controlling glucose levels.
It improves liver capacity and is likewise utilized as a treatment for jaundice.
It gives you smooth skin and prevents acne (has Alpha hydroxy acids, AHA) and also dandruff in your hair.
It builds up plasma and body fluids and helps counter dryness and fatigue.
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It helps fix the common cold and other infectious diseases & also fights fever as it boosts the body’s protein levels.
Supporting cardiovascular health, strengthening the immune system & relieving stress.
Sugarcane juice exhibits laxative properties thereby improving bowel movement & It helps with constipation and weakness.
It’s a fertility booster, known to improve both sperm quality and lactation in new mommies.
It has a low glycemic index (GI) so it comes strongly suggested for diabetics. Some of the studies showed that drinking sugarcane juice didn’t alter the blood sugar levels of diabetics drastically.
Sugarcane juice is incredibly rich in minerals which helps in preventing tooth decay and bad breath.
In the winters, it’s particularly helpful as most people forget to drink water.
It has the unique potential to travel the “golden milk” route but hopefully, you’ll adopt it before it’s called the green nectar.
Pursuing MBA in Food and AgriBusiness From National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Sonepat, Haryana, India