When I was a kid, my mom used to prepare fresh carrot juice. I hated it! It wasn’t very much because of the taste, my mom used to mix it with orange juice so it was more or less orange juice with a twist. But I still hated it. It was veggies – the one thing every kid is wired not to like. But as I’ve become wiser with age, I’ve learned to love it and I now think it’s awesome.
Carrot juice is something you’ll find very often in my refrigerator nowadays. I don’t make it fresh like mom used to, I buy it bottled at the farmer’s market. I mix it with some fruits for added flavor and to make it a bit more nutritious. A glass of ice-cold apple carrot juice is perfect for a day at the beach, a mango-strawberry-carrot smoothie is excellent while relaxing on the porch playing FoxyBingo and I love carrot iced tea for dinner. Yes, you read that right, carrot iced tea!
Because of its many health benefits, carrot juice is frequently named as a “miracle juice.” Throughout the United States and other countries, a large number of people suffering from various illnesses have found out that including carrot juice in their diet helps alleviate their condition. Others have found out how carrot juice can be one of their protective agents in the building and maintenance of health in children and adults.
Alas in Vitamin A – One of the richest sources of Vitamin A is this carrot juice that can be used in our daily diet. It helps to strengthen the eyes and in many cases where defective eyesight was noted, the condition was overcome by fortifying fresh carrot juice in their diet.
It also promotes growth of bones and teeth and it aids in the resistance to infections because it maintains healthy body tissues and normal glandular functions.
Fresh carrot juice is necessary in the diet of expectant and nursing moms.
Full packed with nutrients (more vitamins and minerals) – Carrots also ranks high as a source of other vitamins, especially the B Vitamins complex, also Vitamins C, D, E and K. Its mineral content is equally rich which includes phosphorus, potassium, sodium, copper, magnesium and iron.
Carrot juice reducing risks of many type of cancer including breast cancer and skin cancer. High amounts of beta carotene are thought to be responsible for its cancer-fighting properties. Beta carotene is changed into Vitamin A when inside the body and Vitamin A has an antioxidant property that can help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals in our body.
Drinking carrot juice is beneficial to the liver because of Vitamin A’s cleansing effect and it reduces bile and fat in the liver. But for the liver to reap the benefits of the Vitamin A to a maximum, drinking carrot juice should be done regularly.