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Saturday, February 20, 2016

5 BENEFITS OF CARROT JUICE



Carrots are one of the most popular, versatile vegetables in the world! Whether they are eaten raw, cooked or juiced, people from nearly every culture have consumed carrots — in their many forms — throughout history. Carrots get their color from antioxidants called carotenoids. One of these carotenoids is beta carotene, a precursor to active vitamin A that is responsible for many of the carrot and carrot juice benefits that we know about today. Many studies have shown that beta carotene is crucial for improving immunity in the body, protecting skin and eye health, and fighting free radical damage that can cause various forms of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease. Carrots have a wealth of valuable nutrition and when you juice them, you can get a concentrated dose of their healing power. From balancing blood sugar, improving blood health, relieving congestion, fighting inflammation and cleansing the kidneys to protecting eyesight, brain function and fighting Leukemia, carrot juice benefits can help nearly every part of your body! In this article, BOLA AKINBOADE-BELLO presents to you 5 benefits of carrot juice.



  • Carrot juice is one of the richest sources of Vitamin A. Vitamin A and beta-carotene helps maintain vision.

  • Carrots are deep soil root vegetables, and this enables them to absorb an abundant array of minerals beneficial to health and healing.

  •  Drinking carrot juice cleanses and helps restore the liver.

  • Carrots are rich in poly-acetylene antioxidant falcarinol. Studies have shown carrot falcarinol destroys pre-cancerous cells in tumor. Carrots do help keep cancer away.

  • The Beta-carotene in carrots gives our skin a warm glow and is a major antioxidant. It also helps maintain epithelial tissue, the tissue surrounding internal organs. This tissue is susceptible to cancerous growths.

QUICK TIPS

  • Always buy organic carrots to juice or else you are drinking chemicals with your juice.

  • Don’t store the juice, drink it fresh as soon as you have made it.


  • Use sweet baby carrots as older ones contain too much raw starch.

  • Remember juicing should not replace whole foods that contain colon-cleansing fiber vital for health.

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