Have you heard about sugar cane tea? It is a sweet and nourishing drink that can heal numerous health problems. The tea is easy to prepare and we’re going to show you how.
Sugar cane are several species of tall perennial true grasses of the genus Saccharum native to South Asia and Melanesia which are used for sugar production. At the moment, sugar cane is produced in over 200 countries.
The plant is often used as a spice in different cuisines, mostly for sweet drinks and desserts. Besides its rich flavor, sugar cane is praised for its nutritional value. In general, it is consumed in the form of tea. The preparation is easy – all you need is a piece of brown sugar, which can be found in most health stores in the form of a cube. Once you find brown sugar cubes, here’s what you need to do:
- ¼ of a teaspoon of brown sugar
- 4 cups of water
- Lemon juice
Boil the water in a saucepan, then reduce the heat and add the brown sugar. Simmer the mixture on low heat until the sugar dissolves, then remove the saucepan from the heat and leave it to cool down for 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice in the end and enjoy.
Here are the main health benefits of sugar cane tea:
A revitalizing tonic
The combination of essential vitamins and minerals can restore energy to your body and revitalize it. The tea is recommended as a post-workout remedy as it can restore numerous essential nutrients to your body.
Sugar cane tea has a low glycemic index, which means that it will regulate your insulin levels and prevent diabetes.
Relieves the symptoms of colds and the flu
Drink sugar cane tea whenever you’re down with the cold or flu to reduce the symptoms and relieve the irritation in your throat and lungs.
Sugar cane juice is alkaline in nature, which means that it can reduce the acidity in your body and fight cancer. It has been proven as especially effective against prostate and breast cancer.
Provides the body with energy
Only a cup of sugar cane tea can boost your energy levels due to the high amount of glucose it contains. This is why experts recommend drinking a cup of the tea after your workout.
Delays the aging process
According to several studies, the presence of antioxidants in sugar cane juice can reduce the signs of aging and delay the aging process.