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Sugarcane is an ancient food, used by traditional societies as a medicine for millennia. We were gifted this variety of “healing” cane by an elder Hawaiian man who said that in the old days, this cane was used to treat illness in sick people.
Sugar cane, the source of nearly 70% of the world's sugar.Currently, the main market for sugarcane is focused on the supply of sugar.
The nutrition of sugarcane is similar to other grasses like wheatgrass, and it breaks down in your body similar to a grain or carbohydrate. Pure sugarcane juice is high in chlorophyll, B vitamins, magnesium, iron, potassium, antioxidants, and more. It is low on the glycemic index, while also rich in complex carbohydrates and low in simple sugars.
Sugar cane extracts are gradually becoming more active in everyday life.
However, as an ingredient with antioxidant and GI-lowering properties, sugarcane polyphenols are increasingly being used in supplements, foods, beverages for diabetics, as well as in skin care and cosmetic products.
"Polyphenols" are a class of biologically active natural substances widely found in plants such as fruits, vegetables or cereals, each containing a specific variety of polyphenols, known as the PP "fingerprint". Polyphenols have been used in Europe and the United States for decades, and are widely recognized for their functions: scavenging free radicals, anti-oxidation, anti-aging; anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory; cardiovascular protection; lighten pigmentation, skin whitening; maintain skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles; alleviate PMS; enhance immunity, anti-tumor, cancer prevention and other effects.
Sugarcane polyphenols have powerful free radical scavenging ability and antioxidant activity, which can ameliorate the harm of various chronic diseases caused by free radicals. The results of CAA cellular antioxidant test show that sugarcane polyphenols have good ability to penetrate cellular membrane and maintain high biological activity in human cells, which can scavenge free radicals in cells. Sugarcane polyphenols can effectively activate Nrf2 (a transcription factor with redox sensitivity) to stimulate the transcription of antioxidant enzymes, which helps to scavenge reactive oxygen species and reduce oxidative stress.
2. Lower the glycemic index (GI).
Sugarcane polyphenols can lower the GI value of foods and beverages with high GI, which have good application prospects in weight management and anti-glycemic fields.
Sugarcane polyphenols can inhibit the activity of pro-inflammatory cytokines, directly block the activation of NF-KB, and help improve human immunity by scavenging reactive oxygen species to thereby reduce the inflammatory response.