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Benefits of Carrot Juice

The Benefits of Carrot Juice

Overview

Carrots are one of the star foods when we talk about vegetable juice.
Carrot juice not only has a good sweet taste, but it also has many virtues, especially purifying, for the body.

Paradoxically, despite its high sugar content, the carrot promotes good blood sugar regulation.
If you’re pretty healthy if you don’t have blood sugar problems, eating two to three medium-sized carrots a day shouldn’t be a problem.
Diabetics, on the other hand, should limit themselves to half a carrot a day.

The sugar provided by the carrot is easily assimilated. Carrot juice has a correct glycemic index of 80.
Its consumption is recommended because of its high carotenoid content, which explains why it can be an aid in regulating blood sugar.Benefits of Carrot Juice
It is, however, necessary to obey a principle of moderation, whatever the juice considered.

Depending on its variety, a carrot can measure between 5 cm and almost 1 m, and its diameter varies between 1 cm and more than 5 cm.
Orange is the first colour that comes to mind when talking about carrots, but there are also white, yellow, purple and red.

The nutritional benefits of carrot juice

Carrot is one of the most beneficial foods for the body, especially consumed in the form of juice.
It provides good amounts of vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1 and B6. It is also rich in biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium.

The carrot leaves called tops, are edible.
They are rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium and vitamin K. Potassium is a key mineral in the body; the consumption of foods that are rich in it thus helps to stay in excellent health.

Among the known phytonutrients in carrots are lutein, lycopene, α-carotene, ß-carotene, γ-carotene, as well as zeaxanthin, a xanthophyll.
These somewhat barbaric names qualify phytonutrients with marvellous effects on human health and several diseases.

The therapeutic benefits of carrot juice

The famous carrot carotenes are substances with antioxidant properties that are very useful in preventing and combating several ailments.
Drinking carrot juice daily will do much more for your health than taking any dietary supplements. Let us list some of the benefits of regular consumption of carrot juice.

Prevents acidosis

The alkalinity of the carrot contributes to restoring the acid-base balance of the blood as well as to regulate the glycemia.

Helps prevent and fight acne

Thanks to its purifying virtues, notably detoxifying for the liver, carrot juice can help fight acne caused by blood polluted by toxins.

Helps prevent and combat anaemia

Certain molecules present in the carrot have a structure close to human haemoglobin, which makes it a good food to favour the good synthesis of the blood.

Helps prevent and treat atherosclerosis

Thanks to its highly cleansing properties, carrot juice works miracles to get rid of even old deposits of atheroma plaque in the arteries, reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Helps relieve asthma

The antioxidants in carrot juice help protect the respiratory system from infections and free radical attacks.

Helps prevent cancer

Studies have shown that consuming a carrot a day significantly reduces the risk of developing cancer.

Helps regulate cholesterol levels

Thanks to the pectin it contains, the carrot effectively helps lower blood cholesterol levels.

Helps decongestion

Carrot juice effectively helps flush out mucus buildup, whether in the nose, throat or ear regions.
Its consumption is therefore indicated in case of sinusitis or fatty cough for example.

Relieves constipation

Compose your vegetable juice with 4/5 carrots, supplement with spinach, and consume this mixture regularly to get rid of problems of chronic constipation.

Helps prevent emphysema

If you are a smoker or particularly exposed to tobacco smoke, regular consumption of carrot juice can reduce the risk of developing emphysema.

Help keep eyes healthy

The carrot contains ß-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, all of which are very effective in preventing various eye disorders, including cataracts and macular degeneration.

Improve fertility

Infertility is often the result of consuming too few vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are good for your health. Carrot juice can, therefore, help increase the chances of conceiving.

Bits of help fight inflammatory disorders

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, carrot juice is ideal for arthritis, rheumatism, gout, or other inflammatory conditions.

Boosts the immune system

The consumption of carrot juice helps stimulate the production and efficiency of white blood cells, thereby helping to increase the body’s resistance to various infections.

Bits of help keep kidneys healthy

Carrot juice has to purify properties and its consumption thus contributes to good kidney function.

Promotes breastfeeding

Carrot juice increases the quantity and improves the quality of breast milk.

Helps prevent jaundice in infants

Drinking carrot juice regularly during pregnancy, especially in the last few months, reduces the risk of jaundice in infants.

Contributes to good skin health

The vitamin C in carrots, combined with other substances found there, improves the quality of the skin, prevents dry skin, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Helps fight pinworms

The pinworm is a small worm that sometimes parasites a portion of the intestine of man, and especially of children. Drinking a small cup of carrot juice every morning for a week can solve this problem.

Helps heal ulcers

It is thanks to its high content of vitamins and minerals that carrot juice can help treat an ulcer resulting from degraded cells due to poor nutritional intake.

Bits of help treat water retention

Carrot juice has diuretic properties that make it a good ally for ridding the body of excess fluids, avoiding water retention, which is more particularly experienced by women during the menstrual cycle or during pregnancy.

5 carrot juice recipes

Recipe 1:

The beginner’s carrot juice recipe
It is a very simple juice to make with only 3 ingredients but that I often recommend to people who are starting out.
However, be careful not to drink it too regularly because if it really is it also contains a lot of sugar which can be problematic.
Especially if you have diabetes or want to lose weight.

Ingredients:

2 oranges
3 carrots
1 piece of ginger
Instructions :

Peel the 2 oranges and 3 carrots (if not organic)
Cut the 2 oranges and the 3 carrots into small pieces
Pass the assembly to the juice extractor

Recipe 2:

A juice rich in vitamin C
I really like to make this juice when we change seasons because our body is often upset by temperature changes and it is, therefore, easy to catch a cold.
Almost all the ingredients in this juice are known for their high vitamin C content which will give you lots of energy to deal with a possible cold spell or simply to give you a boost to start the day off right.

Ingredients:

1 orange
1 lemon
1 grapefruit
2 carrots
Instructions :

Peel the orange, lemon, grapefruit and 2 carrots (if not organic)
Cut fruits and vegetables into small pieces
Pass the assembly to the juice extractor

Recipe 3:

A juice rich in vitamin A
After the vitamin C-rich carrot juice recipe, here is a vitamin A-rich carrot juice recipe.
Vitamin A is particularly useful for maintaining good eye health. In addition, as the ingredients also contain beta-carotene you put all the chances on your side for better assimilation of vitamin A.

Ingredients:

1 sweet potato
4 carrots
1 lemon
Instructions :

Peel the sweet potato, the 4 carrots and the lemon (if not organic)
Cut fruits and vegetables into small pieces
Pass the assembly to the juice extractor

Recipe 4:

A carrot juice recipe for the summer
While some fruits and vegetables are available almost throughout the year, others are much more seasonal, as is the ingredient in this recipe.
This carrot juice is excellent for staying hydrated during the hot summer heat.
Besides, if you receive friends at home who do not drink alcohol I am sure that you will make happy if you prepare this juice as an aperitif.

Ingredients:

1/2 pineapple
4 carrots
1 piece of ginger
Instructions :

Peel the half pineapple and the 4 carrots (if not organic)
Cut fruits and vegetables into small pieces
Pass the assembly to the juice extractor

Recipe 5:

Carrot juice for beautiful skin
I prefer to warn you in advance this recipe of carrot juice is not very nice to see but rest assured it is excellent in taste.
If you have skin problems, you’ve probably heard that carrots are great for improving your skin and complexion.
And it’s true, they are.
But this recipe is much more effective than a simple carrot juice because it mixes spinach (rich in vitamin A) and celery (rich in water) to help you have beautiful skin.

Ingredients:

3 carrots
2 handfuls of spinach leaves
2 celery stalks
1 lemon
Instructions :

Peel the 3 carrots and the lemon (if not organic)
Cut fruits and vegetables into small pieces
Pass the assembly to the juice extractor

My advice :

Carrots that do not exceed a length of 15 cm are often found to be sweeter.
It may, therefore, be useful to take this parameter into account depending on whether or not you like your sweet carrots.
Since many vitamins and minerals are concentrated just below the skin, it is recommended not to peel carrots. You can just clean them with a brush.

The taste of the carrot makes it easy food to combine with all kinds of fruits and vegetables. It can be used as a base in many juices, including apples.

END of the Benefits of Carrot Juice

By Bobvalla

Bobvalla Lesly Fomantum is a Cameroonian from the Northwest part of the country. He is a medical student and the founder of Camertalks.com which is a health and fitness website. Bobvalla is kind, humble, hospitable, curious to safe lives. Being a medical doctor for him is not a profession nor a job but the passion he has for the field.

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