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Is sugar cane juice good for health?

Is sugar cane juice good for health?

Depends: If you have glucose intolerance or diabetes is a bad idea, since it will give you a quick rise in blood sugar. In the caribean in the pre- gatorade days it was used as a quick energy drink amoung short and long distance runners. ...Read more

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Can drinking fresh sugar cane juice daily for 14 days be harmful?

Can drinking fresh sugar cane juice daily for 14 days be harmful?

If it comes from: clean source. In some 3rd world countries - sugar cane may be fertilized with 'night soil' (human feces). That would not be healthy. Sugar cane juice is delicious. But remember - it contains sugar - so drink in moderation. ...Read more

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Is sugarcane juice helpful in low hb ?Or sugar cane juice can help to increase hb?

Is sugarcane juice helpful in low hb ?Or sugar cane juice can help to increase hb?

No, it's not: Anybody who told you this is misinformed or worse. Anemia is not something to be trifled with. Unlike the nonsense about the sugar cane juice, your physician is obligated by law to tell you the truth. It's also standard of care to find the cause of your particular anemia (and if it's iron deficiency, why you're deficient) and explain it to you clearly. Stand up for your right to know. ...Read more

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Does fresh sugar cane juice cause harm or cause diabetes?

Does fresh sugar cane juice cause harm or cause diabetes?

Yes!: It is sugar with a few minerals. Nothing else. It is essentially useless calories, with no specific health benefits, as is regular cane sugar! sugar consumption is far too high in our country! it is one of the major causes for obesity and type 2 diabetes! ...Read more

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Whats the difference between sugar in fruit and cane sugar?

Whats the difference between sugar in fruit and cane sugar?

Complicated: Cane sugar is sucrose, many fruits have fructose, sugar chemistry is complicated as there are so many kinds of sugars. They all have calories, and some are double sugars...Two molecules of a sugar.This is the real reason doctors have to study chemistry....See wikipedia article on sugars. ...Read more

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What's the health difference between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

What's the health difference between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

Jury's out: Cane sugar is sucrose, which is made of glucose and fructose. Corn syrup is mainly fructose. The big problem is probably not from the molecule itself but from how it's added to everything because it is cheap. Processed food has so much added sweetener to make up for lack of flavor that we're addicted to it. ...Read more

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