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Sugarcane Curbs Chronic Kidney Diseases


Recent findings have indicated that sugarcane juice contains diuretic substances which reduce urinary tract infections, kidney stones and ensure proper functioning of the kidney.

According to Kriti Malik a Senior Sub Editor at NDTV Food, sugarcane juice contains vitamin c and other antioxidants which kills bacteria in urine by making its pH more acidic.

She therefore suggests that to prevent and treat kidney diseases one must get enough calcium and always stay hydrated.

“Drinking sugarcane juice with a citrus twist is also beneficial…the citrate in lemon and lime juice prevents kidney stones from forming,” Kriti Malik revealed.

She was however quick to note that high sugar intake could also lead to the developments kidney stones.

Moderating one’s intake of sugarcane juice is also important to prevent obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, Kriti stressed.

Health constitute the major way to ensure sustainable life in the society. Obviously, every part of the human body (internal and external) has its own unique function to ensure that there is the proper functioning of the body, however if one part is disrupted, the other part suffers.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a type of kidney disease which results in gradual loss of kidney functions over a period of months or years.

The condition later leads to swelling in the legs, fatigue, vomiting and loss of appetite.

It has over the years claimed the lives of its victims despite various treatment plans.

Meanwhile, Medical Director at the Ghana Police Hospital, Dr Iddi Musah revealed that about an average of 12,000 kidney failures are detected among Ghanaians, every year.

By: Abigail Karikari (Intern)

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