Carrots and Carrot Juice

Carrot juice isn’t on the top of everyone’s mind or list, but it has such beneficial qualities, so I thought I’d blog about it.

Carrots contain vitamins and nutrients and together with their therapeutic properties they work with other foods and juices very well. The Ancient Greeks used to drink carrot juice for its cleansing effects. It was also considered a good remedy for constipation and exhaustion.

Carrots contain lots of beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A. When converted in the body, Vitamin A assists with helping keep the immune system at optimum level and also helps improve problems with eyesight. It also helps with bone development and has a good effect on nails, skin and hair.

Carrots are packed full of goodness. They include Vitamins B, C, D, E and K. Carrots also contain potassium; calcium; zinc; phosphorus; sodium and iron to name but a few. They help decrease bad cholesterol, strengthen blood vessels and relieve muscle spasms.

Carrot juice also has anti-inflammatory properties and if taken regularly can help prevent cancer. Amongst its other qualities; it acts as an anti-bacterial and antiseptic and helps with anti-ageing.  It’ss also good for treating insect bites and wounds and helps those of us who struggle with digestion.

Carrot juice is beneficial to young and old alike. It’s good for pregnant women, because it contains Vitamin A and E that helps with the development of the fetus.

It can be combined with other juices to make a refreshing and tantalising drink. It works well with either apple or orange juice and can be mixed with other vegetables to make a healthy vegetable drink.

It may also be mixed with beetroot juice or berries, which should provide us with enough daily Vitamin C. My favourite is carrot and orange, which is packed with Vitamin C goodness too.

4 Apr, 2011

6 thoughts on “Carrots and Carrot Juice

  1. I have tried carrot and orange juice and its awesome!

    It doesn’t sound too nice when you think about it, but it’s really refreshing and good to know that it’s really good for you too.

  2. I would like to try carrot and orange juice.

    Some years ago I drank carrot juice in the summer and it was good. I know it is good for a person. Good information here today.

  3. There is a diet program around here called the Hallelujah diet.

    Its emphasis is on juicing, especially carrot juice. I have a juicer and occasionally use it. I’ve been thinking of using it more and you have given me the push I needed to do it. Also It’s best for smokers to get their beta-carotene naturally, due to a chance of developing cancer, from the supplements.

    I would imagine that ex-smokers are okay in that regard. Why not get your beta-carotene from carrot juice and enjoy it, instead of just swallowing pills. Good information.

    1. Lisa I would always advocate taking the real thing and drinking carrot juice or any combination of carrot juice is something we should all consider.

      Beta-carotene would probably be better obtained from the food that we eat, rather through supplement form and carrots are a marvelous platform for us to be able to do that and in abundance.

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