The summers seem to be beating down on us and with the heat come diseases like heatstrokes and bouts of dehydration. But there is one summer drink that can help you overcome the sweltering heat and other diseases in a jiffy – sugarcane juice.Here are 10 reasons you should have a glass of sugarcane juice everyday this summer.

Is a potent energy booster:

Sugarcane contains a large amount of glucose along with other compounds. The glucose and other electrolytes make it an instant pick-me-up. Not only does it give you that instant boost of energy, but if drunk when cold, it helps cool down the body during the harsh summers.

Fights against cancer

Sugarcane is packed with antioxidants that have a very potent effect on the body. According to a study, Phytochemistry,  flavones present in sugarcane juice are highly effective in stopping the production and spread of cancerous cells. Another study found that the juice was especially effective in curbing the onset and spread prostate and breast cancer.

Beats dehydration

The summer heat and high amount of humidity make one very prone to dehydration. But sugarcane juice can definitely thwart that ill effect of the summers. Packed with a high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese, sugarcane juice acts a perfect drink to replenish lost electrolytes and water.

Helps your kidneys function better and beats urinary tract infections:

Sugarcane juice contains a large amount of proteins, making it perfect to help your kidneys function optimally. Moreover it is alkaline in nature and is the perfect antibiotic agent. Apart from that, when had in a diluted form (diluted with water or coconut water) it works perfectly to relieve the pain and burning sensation most people experience during a bout of urinary tract infection.

Is a potent antioxidant:

According to a study, researchers found that the compounds present in sugarcane juice has the ability to not only scavenge free radicals, but also reduced the production of iron complex and inhibit lipid peroxidation – all processes that lead to the deterioration of the body and its organs

Keeps your liver healthy

Sugarcane is known to keep your bilirubin levels in check, that is one of the reasons that this juice is used in Ayurveda to treat conditions like jaundice. But, apart from that, sugarcane has a protective effect on the liver as well. Sugarcane juice actually helps protect the liver from damage and acts as a palliative to a damaged liver. So, if you have been on a binge drinking spree, have suffered from jaundice, or just want to care for your liver, have a glass of sugarcane juice everyday.

Acts an effective digestive agent

Sugarcane juice has large amounts of potassium in it, making it the perfect agent to aid in digestion. The potassium also acts as an antimicrobial agent – protecting your stomach from infections – and improve peristalsis (the movement of food through the stomach).

Gives you healthy skin:

Packed with a compounds called alphahydroxy acid and glycolic acid, sugarcane is an elixir for the skin. It not only helps reduce acne, but also reduces the appearance of blemishes, prevents ageing and keeps your skin hydrated. The glycolic acid is especially known for its instant benefits when applied on the skin. So the next time you see a pimple on your face, don’t panic, just apply some sugarcane juice to it. You can also add it to your favorite mask or face pack and use it as a scrub too.

Helps fight bad breath and other common infections:

Due to the high mineral content, potassium and alkaline nature, sugarcane makes a very effective antimicrobial agent. The minerals present in the juice keep the teeth healthy and the other agents prevent tooth decay due to infections. It is also known to boost one’s immunity and keep common infections at bay.